Destroy All Cars

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Scholastic Inc., 2011 - Juvenile Fiction - 218 pages
12 Reviews
A "smart and entertaining"* anti-love story from YA master Blake Nelson

James Hoff likes to rant against America's consumerist culture-the malls, the SUVs, the focus on clothes. He also likes to rant against his ex-girlfriend, Sadie, who he doesn't feel is doing enough to change the world -a bike path can't save the environment. But just like he can't avoid buying things, he also can't avoid Sadie for long. This anti-consumerist love story is all about idealism, in James's relationship with the world around him and his relationships with the people around him.

This is a fantastic, funny, sexy, cool masterpiece from one of the best YA writers working today.

 

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User Review  - JMBridger - LibraryThing

A young adult novel in the form of essays and journal entries of a teenage boy who is fanatic about banning the ultimate environment-destroyers, cars, while dealing with heartbreak, social interactions, and sell-discovery. Read full review

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

Brilliant first half. I haven't read anything as funny or as truly 17-year-old boy in a long time, if ever. The protagonist's voice is 100% pure. The reproductions of James' essays are priceless. That ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
9
Section 3
16
Section 4
23
Section 5
28
Section 6
33
Section 7
53
Section 8
68
Section 12
121
Section 13
127
Section 14
139
Section 15
153
Section 16
194
Section 17
201
Section 18
209
Section 19
211

Section 9
93
Section 10
105
Section 11
114
Section 20
214
Section 21
217
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About the author (2011)

Blake Nelson is the author of many acclaimed novels for teens, including Paranoid Park, Girl, The New Rules of high School, and Rock Star Superstar. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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