Driver's Ed

Driver's Ed

by Caroline B. Cooney
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Overview

Driver's Ed by Caroline B. Cooney

The universal experience for most high school students is learning to drive and getting their driver’s license. Add breathlessly plotted romance and an accident and you have a poignant and realistic novel.
 
Remy Martin prays to the God of Driver’s Education that she will get to drive today. She doesn’t know where she’s going, but she knows one thing . . . she is going to get there fast.
 
Morgan Campbell had been standing on the threshold of 16 and getting his driver’s license ever since he could remember. But deep into the first crush of his life, thinking of nothing but girls, Morgan forgot what driving was all about.
 
This poignant novel about responsibility and consequences is as convincing as it is irresistible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307818881
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 08/29/2012
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 609,784
Lexile: 670L (what's this?)
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Caroline B. Cooney is the author of Goddess of Yesterday (an ALA Notable Children’s Book); The Ransom of Mercy Carter; and The Face on the Milk Carton (an IRA–CBC Children’s Choice). She lives in Westbrook, CT.

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Driver's Ed 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 61 reviews.
Cougar_H More than 1 year ago
In the beginning, the book started off really slow and confusing. I did not really understand the whole purpose of the book until about the middle of it. It jumps from one person's view to another which can also get really confusing. Overall the book was pretty good, the characters were well written and well thought out. The story really tells you the reality of thinking before you decide to make a stupid choice just to look cool in front of your friends. It actually taught me alot about what happens if you vandalize and you are a minor. It also taught that skeletons always come out the closet eventually. The book taught me that even the smallest mistake can make a huge difference. It spoke to me and the next time i make a decision I will think of all of the consequences instead of just doing things mindlessly. Whether its a life or death situation or not. The writer was definitely trying to get across the reader's mind to think before you make a mindless mistake that could someone in trouble. I recommend this book to anyone that likes a different sort of story and anyone that likes to read adventurous books. mkelley
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I do not like this book. It starts out really slow and the toward the middle a bad thing happens and then the book stops progressing. More and more guilt piles up and then every body turns against their selves. If you like books with happy endings DO NOT read this book. Nothing happy happens after chapter 10, and more and more... mutiny keeps happening. This is, and I am sorry, just an ugly combination of words in a desperate hope of being a mystery or a big hit. This is just tragedy after tragedy and guilt after guilt. I cannot give this book a good rating because all it did was make me run out of time and make me sorry I ever read the book. Zero stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was REALLY boring
sammywhite More than 1 year ago
When Remy Marland is behind the wheel of a car, nothing else in the world mattered to her. Except for her crush, Morgan Campbell. Morgan was a very popular and good looking boy who went to school with Remy and was also in Driver's Ed with her. A few of the other kids in their class were talking about stealing signs, Remy and Morgan thought that it might be a fun thing to do. It was almost a first date for the two who both had a crush on each other, little did they know that their fun night would have a terrible consequence. There are many themes in this book; some of which include responsibility, guilt, consequence, accountability and forgiveness. I enjoyed this book because it was and easy read and it was thought provoking. Some things that were lacking might have been suspense and at times it was a bit dry. Overall though, i think that this is a must read for new drivers, because it may change the way you drive on the roads today Go get this book if you like romance and adrenaline.
domesticallychallenged More than 1 year ago
My son read this book as part of his summer reading requirement for freshman year of HS. He enjoyed it for the most part. He said it got dull in the middle(14 yo boy). He did say the book left an impression on him. He didn't realize what could happen to people if you stole a street sign.
Guest More than 1 year ago
OMG, this is such a great book. Caroline B. Cooney did such a great job! The only part that was hard for me was that nothing much happened inthe book...it just kept building guilt, which was fine too...
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book was amazing. and in the end it proved that every action has a consequence. It taught me to next time think ahead to what may happen before you act. It was an incredible story and i couldn't put it down. I'd reccomend it to anyone who's looking for a good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
XD Runs there.
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STRANGER DANGER!!!! *RUNS TO AMERICA'S FAVORITE FOOD RES? 1*
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OMG i love this book soo much its one of the best books i've read its amazing. i love books with a twist and romance. if you do i advise you to pick up this book and read it yeah i agree some parts are boring then it gets better and better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was extremly complex, and I cannot decide wether it's good or not. I however was a little annoyed to read some reviews of people who said they had read the last and first page of this book and that it was 'lame'. By not reading the book in it's entirity, you should not be able to write a review on it. In the book, a girl steals a sign and the next day someone dies because they didn't see the stop sign. It was a sad book, but it also showed what can happen with one action, and the effect of carelessness. However, Mrs. Cooney has writen better books, I would recomend those.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think its boring because at the begging of the book all they talk about is teenagers practicing to drive for their Drivers Ed test. Every chapter talks about the teenagers relationships of the their parents and siblings. The story is about teenagers stealing signs from roads. A women was killed because the teenagers stole a stop sign from one of the roads. The woman drove across the road because she didn't see a stop sign there and was hit by a dump truck and was killed. The kids admitted to stealing the signs. The police were never notified about who removed the stop sign. For that reason the two teenagers were never punished.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was great it shows you that no matter how small a thing may seem there can be huge consquences. it also shows that friendships are important through thick and thin. the best part is reading about kids that seem just like you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
DRIVERS E.D. This book really inspirers me because it tells what other people did when they were young and had the opportunity to have drivers ed. How boring it is or how fun it is but it is worth it because after that you get the chance to drive were ever you want. You can drive without your parents being next to you. And being all-nervous that you might mess up in front of them. This book also shows that you should trust your friends no matter what happens it shows that you should never fool around in the streets with a car because someone might get hurt just cause of a person that don¿t know how to drive and might run over a person. It also makes a person that doesn¿t now how to drive realize that if they don¿t know how to drive they should not grab car to go fool around with it. Because oh them someone might end-up hurt because of there driving skills. This is why just cause of this book you can learn a lot of stuff from it that you might remember on the road. This is why I chose this book at the beginning I thought it was going to boring but as I started to read more and more I got into it and I became more enthusiastic about the book. This is why I truly recommend this book to other people it might be boring at the beginning but as you read more and more it will become more interesting.
Guest More than 1 year ago
DRIVER¿S ED This book is about learning how to drive in school and the experiences of some student¿s. The book starts off like at the beginning of the school year. Everybody is excited except for like two person¿s cause its their first time to drive, and some have been waiting for this day and some are a bit scared. As the story goes on I don¿t¿ know what happens. This book is lame cause who would be scared to drive and who would get exciting for driving. They repeat the same thing over and over most of the time through the whole book. I say this book was made for people to be afraid of driving or to be careful while driving either way this book is still lame. I only read like about two pages and I got bored and it was the back page and like a page and a half. I really don¿t know what the book is about. I think the book was going to be boring till the end cause it was about driving and that¿s all they talk about and it seems like if they just add thing to make it interesting but its still lame. They also just say thing like the book is good it got an award you should read it but it¿s still lame. They thought it would be interesting for kids who haven¿t drove but its not. It also seems like they are trying to get kids to stop driving but at the same time they try to make it a bit interesting and fun so it makes you want to drive and get into car accidents no wonder they are so many accidents it cause of books television and a bit cause of games. Anyways this book was lame and I didn¿t even read the whole story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was just ok I recommened but it was not one of Caroline B. Cooney's better books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was one of the first Caroline Cooney books I read, and I couldn't put it down. It was very well done by the author. This book will make you keep on reading until you have read it all the way through. It is a book that you cant just stop reaing because you are wondering what is going to happen next. Wonderful book!