The Car (novel)

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The Car
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The Car first edition cover.
Author Gary Paulsen
Cover artist Loudvik Akopyan
Country United States
Language English
Genre Young-adult fiction
Publisher Harcourt Children's Books
Publication date
March 30, 1994
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 192 pp (first edition)
ISBN 978-0-15-292878-0
OCLC 29522845
LC Class PZ7.P2843 Car 1994

The Car is a 1993 novel by Gary Paulsen.

Plot summary[edit]

Terry Anders is a fourteen-year-old boy who lives in Cleveland, Ohio. When both of his parents abandon him, he decides to go on a cross country adventure to find an uncle that he vaguely remembers after assembling his father's abandoned Blakely Bearcat kit car project. Along the way, he befriends two Vietnam vets Waylon and Wayne whom with he enjoys life on the open road. This book is about their adventure together and where they go.