Teaser Tuesday: The Car Thief by Theodore Weesner

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Should be Reading 

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

    Car ThiefThe Car Thief By Theodore Weesner

    Hailed by The Boston Globe as “so poignant and beautifully written, so true and painful, that one can’t read it without feeling the knife’s cruel blade in the heart,” The Car Thief was first published to enormous popularity, and sold over half a million copies. Alex Housman is a kid who at the age of sixteen has had fourteen cars, harbors many hurts, and seems to fade into his environment while raging inside. His father is an alcoholic, losing his grip on life even as he wants the best for his son. The Car Thief explores the love Alex and his father share, in a tremendously poignant story that is filled with unusual triumphs.
    My Teaser From Page 140
    Red Eye disappeared, Alex missed him first in the classroom one afternoon.  Glancing toward Red Eye’s desk, he saw that he was not there -the desk was empty.  He looked around the room, over his shoulder, saw that Billy Noname was still at his desk but Red Eye was gone.  He had been at the table at lunch, but Now Red Eye was gone.  Alex wondered if Red Eye had been giving them a story about being on his way to BVS.  He imagined him loose over on the city streets, but knew somehow that it was not true.  Red Eye’s hearing had probably come up, was probably being held that very moment in the courthouse in town or perhaps he was already in a car on his way to Lansing.

    That’s my teaser for this week.  I find this book really interesting because it is set not more than 40 minutes from where I live so the area is familiar!  Kind of cool.  What do you have to tease me with today?

3 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday: The Car Thief by Theodore Weesner

  1. 14 cars by age 16…not bad…. sounds like a pretty good read, and I like the teaser, I’m wondering about Red Eye… good stuff, happy reading- Book Savvy Babe’s TT

  2. Cool teaser! And that’s awesome the book is set not far from where you live.

    Here’s my TT.

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