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Notes from the Midnight Driver

Notes from the Midnight Driver

by Jordan Sonnenblick

When usually well-behaved Alex hatches one of his possibly-not-so-brilliant schemes to shake up his separated parents, it lands him in some serious hot water like with the police. But when you're a confused sixteen-year-old and your parents are separated and your father is dating your third-grade teacher you might do the same thing. When Alex is ordered to do community service at a senior center he is assigned to Solomon Lewis, or "Sol", a "difficult" senior with a lot of attitude, advice for Alex, and a puzzling (yet colorful) Yiddish vocabulary. Through their relationship, both are profoundly changed. Like "Tuesdays With Morrie," this is a surprising story of a friendship of a lifetime.

* "Sonnenblick deftly infiltrates the teenage mind to produce a first-person narrative riddled with enough hapless confusion, mulish equivocation, and beleaguered deadpan humor to have readers nodding with recognition, sighing in sympathy, and gasping with laughter — often on the same page." — Horn Book, starred review

* "Sonnenblick has created a memorable cast of characters... teens will easily connect with Alex's epiphanies... It all adds up to a funny, bittersweet tour de force." — Booklist, starred review

12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Interest Level
Grades 7 - 11
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading
Scholastic Inc.
Number of Pages
Comedy and Humor, Young Adult

About the Author

Contributor Image Alt Tag Jordan Sonnenblick Jordan Sonnenblick is the author of Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie, as well as Notes from the Midnight Driver and Zen and the Art of Faking It.

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