The Question and Answer section for Holes is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I would agree. Stanley is the protagonist of this story, a shy, unpopular high school student. He is described early on as soft and pudgy, and a natural target for bullies
From the text:
Actually, it is kind of odd that scientists named the lizard after its yellow spots. Each lizard has exactly eleven yellow spots, but the spots are hard to see on its yellow-green body. The lizard is from six to ten inches long and...
The author wanted the ability to be omniscient. This allowed the author to go into the minds of different characters and see the world through their eyes. This is an effective way of illustrating character to the reader.