Destroy All Cars by Blake Nelson
Posted July 22, 2009on:
Title: Destroy All Cars
Author: Blake Nelson
Good If…You’re looking for a humorous book told from a guy’s POV.
Summary: (Taken from Amazon)
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.
This book was LOL funny but also gave me some things to think about and in general, I like books that make me think. It’s definitely a one-of-a-kind book and I loved that.
However, I wasn’t too big of a fan of the narrative. It got on my nerves a lot of the time. This could be in part because it was told from the POV of a male and I’m not used to that but I just found it irritating and at times, that took away from the story. I also want to note that this is for older readers only. There is some…sexual references? I guess you could say, that young readers shouldn’t be seeing. Even I would have preferred for them not to be there but it does hold to the authenticity of the book and it’s just my personal opinion.
Overall, I recommend this one to mature readers. It wasn’t the perfect book for me but I’m sure others will enjoy it much more than I did.