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Notes From The Midnight Driver by Jordan…

Notes From The Midnight Driver (edition 2007)

by Jordan Sonnenblick (Author)

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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.
Title:Notes From The Midnight Driver
Authors:Jordan Sonnenblick (Author)
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (2007), Edition: Reprint, 288 pages
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After drinking what is left of his absent father's liquor, stealing and crashing his mother's car in the process of which he beheads a garden gnome, Alex Gregory is sentenced to community service at the local nursing home so he can learn some “valuable life lessons.” He winds up having to spend time with cranky Sol Lewis, who is suffering from emphysema but has a very interesting and surprising past, which will help Alex with his own guitar playing. The notes of the title come into play when in addition to his community service, Alex is required to write letters to the judge about his progress with Sol. During the course of the book, Alex discovers he has growing feelings for his best friend since childhood, Laurie, a “terrifying goth pixie” who practices karate and Chinese hand-weapon combat. He is unsure if she feels the same way about him, but know-it-all Sol makes them a couple by calling her Mrs. While some of Alex's life lessons and plot resolutions are a bit predictable and unrealistic, this touching, funny book is fast-paced and enjoyable. ( )
  Dairyqueen84 | Mar 15, 2022 |
Loved the feel of it. Loved the way it was written - wasnt as good as drums, girls, dangerous pies (in my opinion) but def a good read. ( )
  pickleroad | Nov 10, 2016 |
Oh my. So funny, and wise. I do warn you to get past the first few pages. Probably you don't want to give it to a child under age 13. My only complaint, really though, was that it took so short a time to read and now it's over. I do like this author.... ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
This book is about a regular boy who gets drunk one night and decides to go run into his dads house because his dad cheated on his mom and left them. He gets into the car and wrecks intoi some old ladys yard. He opens his eyes to see 1. A cop staring at him. 2. A yard gnome that he ran over. He has to do community service by helping an old man, Slomon Lewis. He writes notes to the judge and the judge writes nots back. FUNNY, GREAT, and SUPRISING! ( )
  KenzieL | Dec 1, 2011 |
this book is about a boy who gets drunk and wreks into a womans yard . then he has to wrk. with solloman for community service. him and the judge write notes back and forth and at the end of the book the boy finds out that the judge is sollomans daughter and him and his daughter get back to gether before solloman dies. ( )
  animallvr | Dec 1, 2011 |
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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.

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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.
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