Book Review of The Car

The Car
The Car
Author: Gary Paulsen
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
Book Type: Paperback
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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.