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We're finally getting around to a listener request. Poor Kadija requested Holes ages ago, but we're finally ready to tackle the story of poor Stanley Yelnats.
Up for discussion: how femininity is used as a weapon, as well as the absence of mothers and maternal figures. We're very impressed at the readability of Sachar's book considering it's basically a take-down of the prison industrial system.
Plus: Jenny explains why the book is a cornerstone of a Texas education (and that the film is popular on TikTok?!); Joe gets judgey of people with neck tattoos, and, finally, why Sachar's incredibly faithful screenplay and those missing pounds on Shia LaBoeuf's Stanley wind up hurting the film.
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