Another great read for ages 9-young adult.
My son said, "Ohhh, it's three stars; it's not his best, but it's good."
Gary Paulsen's books should be on the same shelf as Hinton's THE OUTSIDERS. There's the same gritty reality of kids growing up in less than 'Ozzie and Harriet' families, just doing the best they can.
A Cleveland teenager, Terry Anders, has a problem. Both his parents have run away from home. What should the 14-year-old do now? The only relative he knows of is an uncle 'way out in Oregon . . . So Terry decides he'll head for Oregon to check out this unknown relative.
What Terry learns on the trip makes for a gripping coming-of-age tale.
My brother read this book. He loved Gary Paulsen (although he HATED to read). Most Paulsen books are late-elementary to middle school reading level, but if you have a child who doesn't like to read (and likes adventures), Paulsen might just be the author to get your child excited about reading--even at early High School level.
I got this book from my mom, who was cleaning out her books. This was a very quick read and ended up being okay. I think it would appeal most to middle grade/YA boys.
This is about a 14 year old boy who parents leave him. He ends up building a car from a car kit and decides to head West on an adventure. On the way he meets some old vets and they end up showing him some old time sites that drive home what it means to be an American.
Overall it was a well written story and was easy to read. It ends right in the middle of things and didn't have much resolution. Still it was decent and I think middle grade to YA boys would probably enjoy it.
I liked the book The Car. I think that anybody who likes building things or likes cars and trucks would love this book.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it.