Praise for notes from the midnight driver: • “[a] funny, bittersweet tour de force” -- booklist, starred review • “readers [will be] nodding with recognition, sighing in sympathy, and gasping with laughter--often on the same page” --the horn book, starred review • “sonnenblick revisits several key themes from. Review by rita berman frischer home alone, 16-year-old alex gregory, enraged over his parent's separation and fuming about his dad's involvement with alex's former 3rd grade teacher, gets drunk and sets off in his mom's car to confront his father and “that woman” he doesn't get far, but he's lucky the only victims of the. Notes from the midnight driver by jordan sonnenblick, isbn: 9781611065862 plot summary: alex is mad at his mother for going out on a date, but he's mostly mad at his father for running off with his 3rd grade teacher so he gets drunk and tries to drive his mother's car to his father's house to. This funny and uplifting novel puts a fun spin on the usual ya format with hilarious characters, one crushed lawn gnome, and an unlikely friendship, it's sure to be a great read for young and old alike parent review by jody podl my daughter, rachel, does not like books that are sad this preference. I wanted to read notes from the midnight driver even before it was nominated for the cybils award, because i loved jordan sonnenblick's previous book, drums, girls, and dangerous pie notes from the midnight driver is aimed at slightly older kids, though truth to tell, the voice feels similar in age.
Written by jordan sonnenblick, narrated by peter berkrot download and keep this book for free with a 30 day trial. Notes from the midnight driver is a young adult fiction by jordan sonnenblick read a review of the novel here. More books about adolescent issues coming of age conflict resolution divorce and separation friends and friendship high school intergenerational relationships substance abuse experiences understanding others other books you might like card-image book slam by walter dean myers grades 8-12 reading.
Notes from the midnight driver by jordan sonnenblick print review additional resources scholastic press, 2006 pages : 272 suggested ages: 12 and up isbn: 0439757797 did you ever notice how serious, somber, and edgy so many ya books are, with all those screwed up teens, life and death dystopian. The nook book (ebook) of the notes from the midnight driver by jordan sonnenblick at barnes & noble editorial reviews sonnenblick revisits several key themes from his debut novel, drums, girls & dangerous pie, to even greater effect here narrator alex gregory starts off by describing his maiden. Notes from the midnight driver by jordan sonnenblick 60second book review by jenny sawyer http://googl/x4ypim after 11th-grader alex crashes his car and.
Using excerpts from the first 28 pages of the novel notes from the midnight driver by jordan sonneblick, students must identify the type of figurative language while enjoying a great book total: 40 clarity 40 creativity 40 thoroughness 40 practicality 40 accuracy 40 overall quality 40 report this comment. Notes from the midnight driver is jordan sonnenblick's second book for any fans out there, sonnenblick ties this new book to his first, drums, girls , and dangerous pie, by bringing back several characters also, as in his first book, sonnenblick works in a little romance along with music and some great. After being assigned to perform community service at a nursing home, sixteen- year-old alex befriends a cantankerous old man who has some lessons to impart about jazz guitar playing, love, and forgiveness rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - be the first subjects self-perception -- juvenile fiction friendship.
The headless gnome was not alex's fault it was his mother's or maybe his father's either way, if his father hadn't run off with his third-grade teacher, then his mother wouldn't be on a date and alex wouldn't need to get drunk by himself, steal his mother's car and smash a $500 lawn gnome as far as alex is. Sonnenblick revisits several key themes from his debut novel, drums, girls & dangerous pie , to even greater effect here narrator alex gregory starts off by describing his maiden drinking episode: getting drunk alone, hijacking his mother's car in order to drive to his father's house and give the man a piece.