Destroy All Cars
From Blake Nelson, a fantastic and topical novel about idealism and finding the ideal girl.
James Hoff likes to rant against America's consumerist culture. He also likes to rant against his ex-girlfriend, Sadie, who he feels isn't doing enough to change the world. But just like he can't avoid buying things, he also can't avoid Sadie for long. This is a fantastic, funny, sexy, cool masterpiece from one of the best YA writers at work today, an anti-consumerist love story that's all about idealism, in both James's relationship with the world and his relationships with the people around him.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - GirlsonFire - LibraryThing
Likes: Confessional feel of the story. Fully fleshed out narrator with evident flaws making it easier to relate with the story. Dislikes: Ending is too abrupt (even with appendixes). Readalikes: Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, Recovery Road, The Perks of Being a Wallflower Read full review