You’re the most boring boy in the class. Your mum’s in rehab and your dad has taken off with a younger model. What better way to spend the long summer holiday than by making friends with the class alcoholic, (who may or may not be involved with the Russian mafia), and travelling through the German hinterland in a beaten up old Lada – stolen, of course. Who knows where this journey might take you…

Perfectly paced, lots of laughs, and a satisfying conclusion – this novel is one of my favourite reads of the year so far.

Winner of the German Teen Literature Prize.

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Image of the cover of the novel 'Why we took the car' by Wolfgang Herrndorf
Title: Why We Took The Car
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