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Why we took the car

Wolfgang Herrndorf

Why we took the car

by Wolfgang Herrndorf

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Published by Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Immigrants,
  • Automobile theft,
  • Russians,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementWolfgang Herrndorf ; translated by Tim Mohr
    ContributionsMohr, Tim, tr
    The Physical Object
    Pagination245 p.
    Number of Pages245
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26919150M
    ISBN 109780545481809
    LC Control Number2012044118

      Why we took a car is a great book to read with loads of humour and a non stop story with lots of ups and downs with two great characters making the book worthwhile reading. The main characters are Mike and Tschick and Tschick is the the one who is leading the way to Wallachia to see a relative and get them both in trouble.   Wolfgang Herrndorf () was born in Hamburg, Germany and studied painting before turning to writing later in his career. He wrote several award-winning novels for adults, and WHY WE TOOK THE CAR is his first book to be published in the UK. show more/5(K).

    Praise for Why We Took the Car: * ""[An] action- and emotion-packed story of surprise summer adventure this alternately wild, sad, hilarious, and tender tale chronicles the development of a strange and beautiful friendship."Publishers WeeklyReviews: Why We Took the Car (Book): Herrndorf, Wolfgang: Mike Klingenberg is a troubled fourteen-year-old from a disfunctional family in Berlin who thinks of himself as boring, so when a Russian juvenile delinquent called Tschick begins to pay attention to him and include Mike in his criminal activities, he is excited--until those activities lead to disaster on the autobahn.

    WHY WE TOOK THE CAR Wolfgang Herrndorf Scribe, $ Wolfgang Herrndorf died of cancer last year at only 48; his first novel translated into English makes evident the loss of a mellifluous and. Why We Took the Car (Book): Herrndorf, Wolfgang: Mike Klingenberg is a troubled fourteen-year-old from a disfunctional family in Berlin who thinks of himself as boring, so when a Russian juvenile delinquent called Tschick begins to pay attention to him and include Mike in his criminal activities, he is excited--until those activities lead to disaster on the Autobahn.


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Why we took the car by Wolfgang Herrndorf Download PDF EPUB FB2

Peter Wittig, German Ambassador to the U.S, suggested Why We Took the Car. He was quoted as saying,“Tschick is about two year-old boys, both social outcasts, one from a bourgeois background, the other a Russian returnee, who “borrow" a car, take a road trip, and develop an unusual friendship." Note: Tschick is the original German title/5(46).

He has written several award-winning novels for adults, and WHY WE TOOK THE CAR is his American debut. He lives in Berlin. Less.

More RELATED SUBJECTS: Friends and Friendship, Coming of Age, Adolescent Issues, Confidence and Self-Esteem, Travel and Vacations. Why We Why we took the car book the Car. WHY WE TOOK THE CAR, by German author Wolfgang Herrndorf, is a funny, intriguing, and absorbing coming-of-age story.

Fourteen-year-old hero Mike Klingenberg is likable and relatable, with an authentic voice that rings true. Why We Took The Car. Wolfgang Herrndorf, trans. from the German by Tim Mohr. Scholastic/Levine, $ (p) ISBN German novelist Herrndorf makes his YA (and U.S.) debut with. WHY WE TOOK THE CAR.

by Wolfgang Herrndorf. Children. A HERO AT THE END OF THE WORLD. by Erin Claiborne. View full list >. Why We Took the Car. Already a German award-winner, Mohr's English translation of Herrndorf's only young adult novel engulfs us in the chaotic teenage world of Mike Klingensberg.

At fourteen, Mike has a dysfunctional family life, no friends and an unrequited crush on his classmate Natalie. Bob Hassett, School Library Journal. ‘By no means a wholesome story, Why We Took the Car is exuberant and without a mean bone in its narrative. The liveliness and charm of the two boys carry the reader along, until at last Mike taps into the real lessons of the road: that it never ends.’.

Readers’ questions about Why We Took the Car. 5 questions answered. Why is this considered a good or even great book. I mean the question seriously, not as sarcasm. I read the book and discovered it was classified YA, which may have influenced my opinion.

I thought it was ok, but no more than that. WHY WE TOOK THE CAR is a great story about two fourteen year old loner-type boys who take a road trip in a stolen car. It’s written by Wolfgang Hernndorf, who prematurely passed away in at only The book won multiple German writing awards/5.

WOLFGANG HERRNDORF was born in Hamburg, Germany, and studied painting before turning to writing later in his career. He has written several award-winning novels for adults, and Why We Took the Car is his American debut.

He lives in Berlin. Loading. Why We Took the Car by Wolfgang Herrndorf review – an illicit journey The funny, insightful story of two boys who end up on a road trip using. He wrote several award-winning novels for adults, and WHY WE TOOK THE CAR is his first book to be published in the UK.

Why We Took the Car (EBook: Epub) - 06/02/ Synopsis Mike doesn't get why people think he's boring. Sure, he doesn't have many friends.

Why We Took the Car. BACK TO TOP GO TO BOOK. CLOSE EXTRACT. The first thing is the smell of blood and coffee. The coffee machine is sitting over on the table, and the blood is in my shoes.

And if I’m being completely honest, I have to admit it’s not just blood. When the old guy said “fourteen,” I. About the Author. Wolfgang Herrndorf () was born in Hamburg, Germany, and studied painting before turning to writing later in his career.

He wrote several award-winning novels for adults, and WHY WE TOOK THE CAR was the receipient of the German Youth Literature : Wolfgang Herrndorf.

Peter Wittig, German Ambassador to the U.S, suggested Why We Took the Car. He was quoted as saying,“Tschick is about two year-old boys, both social outcasts, one from a bourgeois background, the other a Russian returnee, who “borrow" a car, take a road trip, and develop an unusual friendship." Note: Tschick is the original German title/5(46).

Why We Took the Car is a youth book written by the German author Wolfgang Herrndorf, and translated by Tim Mohr. The story centers around a boy named Maik Klingenberg who goes onto a journey with Andrej Tschichatschow a.k.a.

Tschick - in a stolen car, without a. Why we took the car. [Wolfgang Herrndorf; Tim Mohr] -- Mike Klingenberg is a troubled fourteen-year-old from a disfunctional family in Berlin who thinks of himself as boring, so when a Russian juvenile delinquent called Tschick begins to pay attention to.

Peter Wittig, German Ambassador to the U.S, suggested Why We Took the Car. He was quoted as saying,“Tschick is about two year-old boys, both social outcasts, one from a bourgeois background, the other a Russian returnee, who “borrow" a car, take a road trip, and develop an unusual friendship." Note: Tschick is the original German s: Mike Klingenberg doesn't get why people think he's boring.

Sure, he doesn't have many friends. (Okay, zero friends.) And everyone laughs at him when he reads his essays out loud in class. And he's never invited to parties - including the gorgeous Tatiana's party of the year. Why We Took the Car, Wolfgang Herrndorf (translated by Tim Mohr) Scholastic, January Reviewed from finished ebook.

I initially came across this one on Jen ‘s fabulous stars doesn’t make it a must read, but I still haven’t quite recovered from The White ’s one thing to not have read a Printz winner/honoree personally, and a common thing, it seems, for me.

Get this from a library! Why we took the car. [Wolfgang Herrndorf; Tim Mohr] -- Mike Klingenberg doesn't get why people think he's boring. Sure, he doesn't have many friends.

(Okay, zero friends.) And everyone laughs at him when he reads his essays out loud in class. And he's.Why We Took the Car. By Wolfgang Herrndorf. Grades.GUIDED READING LEXILE® MEASURE Grade Level Equivalent DRA LEVEL. HLL. Genre. Fiction.

A beautifully written, darkly funny coming-of-age story from an award-winning, bestselling .Why We Took the Car (Book): Herrndorf, Wolfgang: Mike Klingenberg is a troubled fourteen-year-old from a dysfunctional family in Berlin who thinks of himself as boring, so when a Russian juvenile delinquent called Tschick begins to pay attention to him and include Mike in his criminal activities, he isexcited--until those activities lead to disaster on the autobahn.