December 15, 2013

Why We Took the Car

cover image of Why We Took the Car
Wolfgang Herrndorf

German novelist Herrndorf makes his American debut with this emotion-packed story of two social misfits who hit the Autobahn. Mike Klingenberg, 14, is from a dysfunctional family and is one of the few kids not invited to the birthday party thrown by Tatiana, his secret crush. When the new kid, class reject Tschick arrives at Mike's house in a stolen car, the two hatch a plan to hit the road. With no parents, cell phones, or destination in mind, they drive all over Germany meeting crazy characters along the way. Will they ever be called boring again? Not a chance!