Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Destroy All Cars by Blake Nelson

Can I get earthgirl and James Hoff, the main character in Destroy All Cars, a date? They belong together! James's anti-consumerism message would appeal to Sabine and she could help him get over Sadie. An older woman might be just what he needs! James is tired of Consumer Americans and he uses his English class essays as a platform to get out his message. He also doesn't approve of ex-girlfriend Sadie's low grade environmentalism - buying green isn't the answer, NOT BUYING IN THE FIRST PLACE is! The brief getting-back-together bits between Sadie and James are perfectly written and so are Nelson's supporting characters. A fun-fast-paced-coming-of-age-environmental-love story.
Grade 8+