Saturday, February 25, 2012

Student Saturday: Notes From the Midnight Driver - Jordan Sonnenblick

Publisher: Scholastic
Pages:  265
Genre:  Young Adult, Realistic Fiction

Reviewer:  Madelynn

Alex, a 16 year old boy (with no license) wakes up in the middle of the night and had a great idea, not really!  His idea was to go and DRIVE to his dad's house and yell at him for cheating on his mom with his third grade teacher.  Well Alex didn't make it very far after drinking half a bottle of the vodka his dad left at his mom's house.  The furthest he made it was his neighbor's yard into their lawn gnome.  Alex goes to court after that.  He has to go to a nursing home EVERY week and see a grumpy, cruel, old man, Sol Lewis aka Mr. Lewis or Sol.  Sol teaches Alex to play guitar, GOOD! Then Laurie Alex's "Gothic" friend, (which Sol thinks Alex and her are "married") goes to visit Sol and he turns nicer and nicer by the minutes.  Will Laurie and Alex end up having stronger emotions for each other?  Will Alex's parents end up getting back together?  Will sol's life end after getting really sick?  Who knows what other mysteries will happen in the wonderful book!

I would recommend this book to anybody who likes good action, and great mysteries.  I thought this book is one of the best books I have ever read, (trust me I have read LOTS of books).  I have read many books and seen many movies on drunk drivers.  They usually don't end up far from their house in the end, BUT they usually end up killing a person or themselves.  Alex was very lucky.

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