Destroy All Cars

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9780545104746: 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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Blake Nelson is the author of many acclaimed novels for teens, including Paranoid Park, Girl, The New Rules of High School, and Rock Star Superstar. He lives in Portland, Oregon.

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"James' consideration of 'the lameness of people in general'-which he fairly applies also to himself-gives a nuanced look at why it's hard to change anything in the world but also why it's a noble cause worth striving for." - Los Angeles Times

"This sweet, satisfying read will appeal to fans of Nelson's previous books, and teens who want to change the world- even if the only world they change is their own." - Voice of Youth Advocates

"An elegant and bittersweet story of a teenager who is finding his voice and trying to make meaning in a world he often finds hopeless." - Publishers Weekly

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