Ch ch ch ch changes. It's pretty much inevitable that in a book about teenagers we'll see some major changes. We all know the growing-up drill, right? Well, in Holes, Stanley and the other boys are put in a pretty extreme environment that causes them to change even more quickly and drastically. And don't forget that transformations can take all forms in literature: emotional, physical, behavioral… the list goes on. All of these kinds of changes pop up in Holes, so keep your eye out as you read, and let us know what you find.
Dramatic transformations in the book are always caused by external forces, but gradual transformations always come from within. Deep, we know.
In Holes, the characters who change are the ones who survive; characters that can't adapt to changing circumstances are doomed to failure.