Notes From The Midnight Driver by Jordan Sonnenblick

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From hot new talent Jordan Sonnenblick, a "Tuesdays with Morrie" for teens. Coincides with the publication of his new hardcover novel.

16-year-old Alex decides to get even. His parents are separated, his father is dating his former third-grade teacher, and being 16 isn't easy, especially when it comes to girls. Instead of revenge though, Alex ends up in trouble with the law and is ordered to do community service at a senior center where he is assigned to Solomon Lewis, a "difficult" senior with a lot of gusto, advice for Alex, and a puzzling (yet colorful) Yiddish vocabulary. Eventually, the pair learn to deal with their past and each other in ways that are humorous, entertaining, and life-changing.
 

About Jordan Sonnenblick

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Jordan Sonnenblick is the author of the acclaimed teen novels Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie, Notes from the Midnight Driver, and Zen and the Art of Faking it. In addition to being a writer, he's a middle-school English teacher and would never penalize one of his students for bringing an imaginary friend to school. Jordan lives in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with his wife and their two children. If he's ever had an imaginary friend, he's not telling! You can visit him on the Web at www.jordansonnenblick.com.
 
Published February 1, 2010 by Scholastic Paperbacks. 292 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books. Fiction

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Sonnenblick’s sophomore effort opens with Alex, a 16-year-old guitar-playing wise guy drunkenly crashing his mom’s car into a neighbor’s lawn gnome.

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Not because Alex has a drinking problem (he never takes another sip in the course of the book), but because of a drunk driver's impact on Sol Lewis, the resident of a nursing home to whom Alex is assigned by Judge J.

Sep 18 2006 | Read Full Review of Notes From The Midnight Driver

Teen Reads

Forced to face up to a decapitated lawn gnome and a judge who won't let him off the hook for his crime, Alex starts to see that love, truth and responsibility are powerful things --- maybe almost as powerful as one of Laurie's karate kicks.

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SBY Teens

Everyone knows what Alex did was wrong and there for must face his fate but at the same time they will come to appreciate the way in which he realizes his wrong doings.

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