For Book Beginnings:
Again today Alex Housman drove the Buick Riviera.
- p. 1
For Friday 56:
The boy was washing elaborately, bent over the sink, lathering his neck and ears in white suds.
Serious synopsis of The Car Thief by Theodore Weesner: Hailed by The Boston Globe as "so poignant and beautifully written, so true and painful, that one can't read it without feeling the knife's cruel blade in the heart," The Car Thief was first published to enormous popularity, and sold over half a million copies. Alex Housman is a kid who at the age of sixteen has had fourteen cars, harbors many hurts, and seems to fade into his environment while raging inside. His father is an alcoholic, losing his grip on life even as he wants the best for his son. The Car Thief explores the love Alex and his father share, in a tremendously poignant story that is filled with unusual triumphs.
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