Notes from the Midnight Driver
Title: Notes from the Midnight Driver
Author: Jordan Sonnenblick
In attempt to shake up the system, Alex finds himself in deep water and ends up having to do community service at an old age home where his services are received with very little appreciation and endless harassment from its unfriendly residents.
16-year-old Alex decides to get even. His parents are separated, his father is dating his former third-grade teacher, and being 16 isn’t easy, especially when it comes to girls. Instead of revenge though, Alex ends up in trouble with the law and is ordered to do community service at a senior center where he is assigned to Solomon Lewis, a “difficult” senior with a lot of gusto, advice for Alex, and a puzzling (yet colorful) Yiddish vocabulary. Eventually, the pair learn to deal with their past and each other in ways that are humorous, entertaining, and life changing.