By: Wolfgang Herrndorf
Location: FIC HER
Genre: Youth Fiction on a Road Trip
A stolen Lada and two unpopular14 year old boys on a road trip in East Germany... but wait, it is a great book, it is authentic and real and really gives you a good chuckle. Roadtrips to me are an inner journey, you learn stuff, discover stuff, talk about stuff, take risks.. this road trip is certainly all those things.
Tim said this about Why we took the Car
This book is a wonder!
It is an energetic road movie that is true and poetic at the same time.
I was grinning the whole read and thoughtful for days after.
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.
Andre Tschichatschow, aka Tschick (not even the teachers can pronounce his name), is new in school, and a whole different kind of unpopular. He always looks like he's just been in a fight, his clothes are tragic, and he never talks to anyone.
But one day Tschick shows up at Mike's house out of the blue. Turns out he wasn't invited to Tatiana's party either, and he's ready to do something about it. Forget the popular kids: Together, Mike and Tschick are heading out on a road trip. No parents, no map, no destination. Will they get hopelessly lost in the middle of nowhere? Probably. Will they meet crazy people and get into serious trouble? Definitely. But will they ever be called boring again?
Not a chance