- File Size: 634 KB
- Print Length: 128 pages
- Publication Date: February 22, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06X43RFVL
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #229,695 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Navigating the world of teen trends and materialistic snooty kids without outright denigrating anyone is something I have never seen in a story. I’m not saying these kids didn’t deserve the insult but Hershmans accepting tone makes for an interesting read. Yeah, Stacy isn’t the most genuine of people but she is genuinely being herself. Even if herself is a crap person.
Mark is a great kid and I love how kind and thoughtful he is to others without having an ulterior motive for it. He simply sees something that needs done and does it. I like him immensely.
Fred and Karen’s patience with Marks bumbling is a good lesson to all of us. Our friends are going to mess up. That’s life. It’s important that we remember that people are not perfect and we have to love them…mistakes and all.
I loved this story. I love the way everything evolved and all the new connections and friendships that came from just being kind. I love the world that Mark and his friends live in. I wish it was the same as I do.
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The narrator and his friend, Fred drive the car home and learn the narrator's girlfriend Stacy is less than impressed. This is a problem as she is the reason for getting the car in the first place. The narrator's life is quickly divided into people who think he's insane to have bought a car with no reverse, and those who admire his determination to make it work. Over the course of the next few months, that car changes his life, and touches a lot of people around him.
Mike maintains the low key narration through the book. The highest point of drama is a threatened suspension over parking on the street. That doesn't mean there is no emotion or no place which tug at the heart strings, but the book trusts the reader to engage and care about two likable, average boys doing the best they can.
In the end the book is an ode to the fixer-upper car, which is often the first car a young person can afford. Unfortunately with changing technology, they are a dying breed. It is necessity which teaches the basics of car maintenance, and then more advanced work. The car which was bought to impress Stacy becomes a project in its own right.
This is an easy to read book either for those nostalgic for their first beater, or for those who are considering a car which requires them to become at least part grease-monkey. I highly recommend it.
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