Notes from the Midnight Driver

Notes from the Midnight Driver
by Jordan Sonnenblick
Realistic Fiction

Review # 1
* * * * Stars (Great!)
Alex was left alone at home because his mother was going on a date. That’s when he gets drunk and takes the car and drives off. So he has to volunteer at the hospital and finish 100 hours of service. He is assigned to Solomon Lewis.

Review # 2
* * * * Stars (Great!)
Alex Gregory decided to get drink and drive his mother’s car to his dad’s. He only made it to the neighbor’s lawn and hit her lawn gnome. Now he gets stuck taking care of an old man named Solomon Lewis – a grumpy man who speaks the language of Yiddish. He doesn’t know what to do, but once he gets to know Solomon Lewis, he makes a friend and a lasting friendship. I liked this book because it teaches the importance of friendship.

Review # 3
* * * * * Stars (Amazing!)
Alex is messed up from his parents’ divorce and gets in trouble. Through community service, he meets an old guy named Solomon Lewis who helps Alex come to an understanding of issues beyond his control and is turned onto music, which helps Alex cope with life.

I liked this book because it has realistic characters! I really liked the relationship between Alex and Solomon, and the sad ending was actually ok, because the author handled it well and made the reader feel Alex has a great future ahead of him.

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