Driver's Ed

Driver's Ed

by Caroline B. Cooney

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Overview

Driver’s Ed was like so many things in school. If the parents only knew . . .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440219811
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 01/28/1996
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 261,515
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 670L (what's this?)
Age Range: 12 - 17 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. 65 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.
cnwilliamson on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This story follows a terrible decision made by two teens in a driver¿s education class. Remy and Morgan embark on a daring mission to steal road signs, but sad consequences follow as a young mother is killed at the intersection where a stop sign was stolen. Remy and Morgan are faced with tremendous guilt and sorrow, and both finally decide to own up to their regretted actions. I think this book teaches lessons about responsibility and courage, and teens will enjoy the fast-paced action and suspense.
Warnerp on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Themes of safety, integrity, and guilt. American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults, American Library Association Quick Pick for Young Adults, Booklist Editors¿ Choice. The author is able to send important messages to teen readers through the dialog spoken by characters. Rather than the author narrating the lessons in a ¿preachy¿ way, she allows her characters to do so, which is much more effective. Examples include the police (ch 4), the teacher (ch 12), and the victim¿s spouse (ch 13).
ERMSMediaCenter on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Three teenagers' lives are changed forever when they thoughtlessly steal a stop sign from a dangerous intersection and a young mother is killed in an automobile accident there.
alstonh3 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was okay, but it wasn't that great. It is about three kids that steal a stop sing and someone died.
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
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.