The Car

 
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Solid Book
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Reader reviewed by Studmuffin



We read Gary Paulsen The Car
published by Laurel Leaf. This book in our mind was more guys oriented. We experienced
the traveling and adventures Terry had when he was trucking with two Vietnam
Vets across the country. He went trucking because one day when he came home
both of his parents didnt come home and said they never would be coming back.



            Gary
Paulsen is well known author. He has many awards like three Newbery Honor Books,
two Sequoyah Book Awards, and got the gold spur award from the Western Writers of
America. He is known for his works including The Hatchet series, Dogsong, Harris
and Me, and The Winter Room. Paulsen, like most of characters, moved around a
lot and had many jobs like ranch hand, truck driver, construction worker, and
engineer.



            Our
books plot is a 14 year old boy whose parents left him with no warning; all
they left him was a kit car. Terry finishes the car and goes on a trip to see
his uncle. Before getting to his uncle a Vietnam Vet comes with him to see the
country.



            We
thought our book was easy to follow, and easy to read. It kept you thinking
what was going to happen next or where they were going to go visit. After
reading this book you can tell Gary Paulsen was from the mid-west because of
his descriptions of South Dakota.



            We
enjoyed the book until the last chapter. We would never know where they were
going next because some of the places they went I would never think of going. This
would be a good book for people who like cars or who like seeing different
sites around the world because Terry builds his own car from scratch with no
one helping him and then drives it through many states seeing many different
kinds of people. This book can be read by all ages.



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Nice Book
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Reader reviewed by Bennett

With The Car, although an easy read, I was often kept interested by the new places and people. As Terry, the main character, is taught the simplicities of life, I felt as though the author was trying to explain the same ideas to me. In society today, we all get caught up in the material things in life, but all people can relate to this book, in the need to enjoy small things.


Gary Paulsen, as a native of Minnesota, often writes about his personal experiences pertaining to adventures in nature. Also the ideas for many of Paulsens books come specifically from twice competing in the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. He has also published many books, including The Winter Room which won a Newbery Honor.


As a 14 year old boy from Cleveland, Ohio, Terry is left to fend for himself when both of his parents leave him. Terry goes on to build a kit car, which he can take west to find his uncle. Along the way, Terry meets several new people that will impact the way he views the world.
 
The Car by Gary Paulsen is realistic fiction written in the third person. This book was published in 1994 by Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc. Therefore because the book was written in the last twenty years, the story seems familiar to today. Because the book is intended for grades 6-9, the style is easy to comprehend and includes vivid descriptions.
 
Even though this book may be for young adults, I would recommend the book to all ages. Those with in interest in adventure, especially in nature would enjoy this book the most. I would also recommend reading The Car, because as the reader you will often be left in suspense, wondering what the characters will experience next.

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Adventure
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Reader reviewed by Collin

I enjoyed reading this book very much because it was adventurous.  Every chapter contained a new surprising journey and I like those types of books.  Also, I like reading books that Gary Paulsen writes.  They are usually stories about the wilderness or an adventure a person takes and that interests me.  I would recommend this book to anyone interested in Gary Paulsen books or a book about an exciting adventure that a 14 year old boy takes.

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Adventure
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Reader reviewed by Collin



I enjoyed this book because the adventure
Terry takes always has surprises to it and I enjoy reading books like that.  I like reading books that Gary Paulsen writes
because they usually are about someone on a journey or adventure and have
different surprises throughout the book.  I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys
reading Gary Paulsen books or anyone who likes to read about an adventure that
a person takes to learn about life and the history of our country.  



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Reader reviewed by Collin

I enjoyed this book because the adventure Terry takes always has surprises to it and I enjoy reading books like that. I also like to read books that Gary Paulsen writes because they usually are about someone on a journey or adventure and have different surprises throughtout the book. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading Gary Paulsen books or anyone who likes to read about an adventure that a person takes to learn about life and the history of our country.

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