Saturday, August 8, 2009

Destroy All Cars

Title: Destroy All Cars Author: Blake Nelson Publisher: Scholastic Number Of Pages: 218 Publication Date: May 1st, 2009

Synopsis from back of book: IT’S TIME.

It’s time to destroy all cars.

It’s time to own up to the fact that we’re completely screwing over the planet.

It’s time to yell at the world.

And it’s time to deal with the ex that won’t go away.

James Hoff likes to rail against America’s consumerist culture. He also likes to rail against his ex-girlfriend, Sadie, who he feels isn’t doing enough to change the world. She wants to build bike paths. He wants to overthrow the oil companies.

But just like James can’t avoid buying things, he also can’t avoid Sadie for long. They’re in for another crash – and whether you see them coming or not, crashes always hurt.

This is a fantastic, funny, sexy, cool masterpiece from Blake Nelson, acclaimed author of Girl and Paranoid Park.

Review: Destroy All Cars was HILARIOUS. One of the funniest books I have read. James, was a humorous main character who wrote essays about Destroying All Cars, and the Lameness of People. I read Destroy All Cars in a day, because it made me laugh and I couldn’t help but turn to the next page.

While, Destroy All Cars is incredibly funny, it also shows that we do need to take better care of our planet. Blake Nelson is able to tell a story so short, with a lot of meaning and uproariously funny. Overall, I really, really enjoyed this book, and cannot wait to see what Blake Nelson writes next.

I recommend this book if you like hilarious novels, Blake Nelson’s previous books, and young adult novels.


  1. It looks wayy coolio!!! I'll be sure to check it out! Fantastic review!

    Reggie :-)

  2. I totally agree with you...loved the main character and will be reading more books by this author.

  3. Oh! Destroy All Cars sounds really good. I love books that are hilarious. Thanks for the great review!

    - Alex

  4. It sounds really funny! Hmm, if I have money left, think I'll get this soon! Thanks for the review :)

  5. Looks good! I know my library just got this in, so I'll definitely have to check it out(:

  6. I love funny books!! And I havent read that many, so I will definitely give this one a try!!