Sunday, 2 March 2014

Why We Took the Car by Wolfgang Herrndorf

I was lucky enough to get and advanced copy of this from so here is my review of the book. If you want to look at more reviews of this book visit for other peoples reviews as well as my own.

"Mike doesn't get why people think he's boring. Sure, he doesn't have many friends. (OK, zero friends.) And everyone laughs at him when he reads his essays out loud in class. And he's never invited to parties. But one day Tschick, the odd new boy at school, shows up at Mike's house out of the blue. He dares him to go on a road trip with him. No parents, no map, no destination. Will they get hopelessly lost in the middle of nowhere? Probably. Will they meet crazy people and get into serious trouble? Definitely. But will they ever be called boring again? Not a chance."
Despite being very slow to start this book was so good. After you pass the 50 page hurdle you fly though the book. I would love to go on a road trip like this any day.
I loved how realistic this book felt even though it was also completely absurd. I mean obviously two 14 year old boys will know how to hotwire a car, drive and change the license plates to avoid getting caught. Yes, it is a little far fetch but I love the ride it takes you on.
This road trip was amazing. I love how they meet the craziest people and managed to et themselves out of some sticky situations. Overall this was such a fun read that I highly recommend.

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