No Right Turn

No Right Turn

by Terry Trueman
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schsreader0 More than 1 year ago
I think this book is a very good one. In the begging the main character (Jordan James's) dad shoots himself. After 3 years the mother, starts to date again. The man she dates lives just up the street. The mans name is Don Lugar. After the first couple times he meets him, he shows him his 76' Corvette, Jordan is facinated by it. After a month or so Jordan figures out what time Don gets home and when he is away. The days he is away his mom gets home late, he also find out the passcode to his garage. Since Jordan loves the Corvette so much he is dieing to take it for a ride. The first time he steals the corvette he is sweating when it is cold out. He doesnt get caught. He becomes nervous until the 4th time he steals it. The "hottest" girl in his class is haveing car troubles. Jordan figures out that the car is out of gas. So they get gas. He gets her number after he helps pour the gas. He is surprised to see that she notices him. Jordan also lies and says the corvette is his. She asks him why she hasn't seen him around, he also lies that he has been out of the country . He says he was in France. He was really just not talking to anybody. Later, he tells her on their first date he tells her that he hasnt been out of the country. He ask "How did u know?" She says " I have my sources". He doesnt tell her that the Corvette. After a week or so, he is a judge in a car show. Becka Thorson, the girl he is dating, shows up there. She immediately askes to see the Corvette. So they go. She asks who is the guy the guy sitting next to it. He says Don Lugar. He needed him to help enter in the contest, even thought he is the real owner of the car. they go see the car when Don Lugar leaves. Then later Becka leaves. He is happy noting bad happened like Don coming and Becka saying its Jordan's car. Then he is going to tell Becka its not his car. Now Becka and Jordan are going on their second date and he doesn't tell her. Then he picks her up at her house. They go to arligton Park. They make-out. The next day Don replaces the old radio with a new one that looks just like the old one. He takes Becka on a few more dates. He takes her on a date and floors it. Later on Beka and him brake up. Then he takes her in the corvette after there done there is a policeman at Don Lugars house. Ater a minute or so he gets a ticket. Then him and Don talk in the morning.
Pleasantdale More than 1 year ago
This book was very good. It showed that even if bad things happen you can make it better. Jordans dad killed himself and after that he thought life was hopeless until his moms boyfriend came and he and Don(the boyfriend) had one thing in common. They both loved the car the corvette stingray. thats what got jordans dads death off his mind. But then one day he was so interested in the car he decided to steal it. after that day people thought he was cool because they thought the corvette stingray was his. I recommend this book because at the end of each chapter it leaves you with a cliff hanger and you wont stop reading. YOU WILL LOVE THIS BOOK!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It was fo much fun to read!!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Terry Trueman's books, so I won't waste time praising his virtues. Although come to think of it, he might appreciate that. Still, the story of sixteen-year old Jordan, the main character of NO RIGHT TURN, should hopefully be praise enough.

Suicide is never pretty. But when you're a teen, and the last thing your father says to you before he shoots himself is "it's all such bullshit," suicide becomes something bigger than a simple death. It's the thing you think about all the time, and yet never talk about. You wonder, almost constantly, why your father would apologize, then take himself out of your life forever. You wonder which part of life was bullshit--the fact that he was married to your mother?; that he had you as a son?; that his life was boring and predictable with a job and bills and a family to weigh him down?

Several years later, Jordan still doesn't have any answers. All he knows is that his dad is dead, and by his own hand, and that there's no joy in his life. Actually, Jordan doesn't have much of a life at all. All of that changes, though, when his mom starts dating Don Lugar, a guy who owns something that Jordan suddenly can't live without--a 1976 Corvette, a Stingray with a custom paint job, tinted windows, big tires, and a cool canister of nitrous that will really make that baby go.

The first time he goes for a ride in the 'Vette with Don, Jordan realizes that going 110 mph in that car is the first time in a very long while that he can remember feeling alive. The first time, in fact, that he doesn't feel like a walking zombie. So Jordan comes up with the brilliant idea of taking the 'Vette for a drive--by himself--one Wednesday night when Don is out of town. Just one time, one drive by himself, is all he needs to recapture that feeling of being part of the world.

But one time isn't enough, of course, and it doesn't help matters when he meets cheerleader Becka Thorson, one of the most popular girls in school, during one of his clandestine drives. Now the girl of his dreams thinks he's some cool guy with a custom 'Vette, and Jordan's desperate to keep up the image he's created. Once wasn't enough with the car, and he doesn't know what will have to happen to come clean to Becka--and to Don and his mother.

NO RIGHT TURN is another winer from Terry Trueman. Heartfelt, emotional, and full of true-to-life characters, this is a story for anyone who has ever felt like their world has been turned upside down--and for those who don't know how to put it back right-side-up. Definitely a recommended read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Terry Trueman's books, so I won't waste time praising his virtues. Although come to think of it, he might appreciate that. Still, the story of sixteen-year-old Jordan, the main character of NO RIGHT TURN, should hopefully be praise enough. Suicide is never pretty. But when you're a teen, and the last thing your father says to you before he shoots himself is 'it's all such bullshit,' suicide becomes something bigger than a simple death. It's the thing you think about all the time, and yet never talk about. You wonder, almost constantly, why your father would apologize, then take himself out of your life forever. You wonder which part of life was bullshit--the fact that he was married to your mother? that he had you as a son? that his life was boring and predictable with a job and bills and a family to weigh him down? Several years later, Jordan still doesn't have any answers. All he knows is that his dad is dead, and by his own hand, and that there's no joy in his life. Actually, Jordan doesn't have much of a life at all. All of that changes, though, when his mom starts dating Don Lugar, a guy who owns something that Jordan suddenly can't live without--a 1976 Corvette, a Stingray with a custom paint job, tinted windows, big tires, and a cool canister of nitrous that will really make that baby go. The first time he goes for a ride in the 'Vette with Don, Jordan realizes that going 110 mph in that car is the first time in a very long while that he can remember feeling alive. The first time, in fact, that he doesn't feel like a walking zombie. So Jordan comes up with the brilliant idea of taking the 'Vette for a drive--by himself--one Wednesday night when Don is out of town. Just one time, one drive by himself, is all he needs to recapture that feeling of being part of the world. But one time isn't enough, of course, and it doesn't help matters when he meets cheerleader Becka Thorson, one of the most popular girls in school, during one of his clandestine drives. Now the girl of his dreams thinks he's some cool guy with a custom 'Vette, and Jordan's desperate to keep up the image he's created. Once wasn't enough with the car, and he doesn't know what will have to happen to come clean to Becka--and to Don and his mother. NO RIGHT TURN is another winer from Terry Trueman. Heartfelt, emotional, and full of true-to-life characters, this is a story for anyone who has ever felt like their world has been turned upside down--and for those who don't know how to put it back right-side-up. Definitely a recommended read.