Stevens, Eric, The Classic. Pgs. 94. Darbycrekk, 2013. $23.95. Content: Language: PG (4 swears, no “f”s), Mature Content: PG, Violence: PG.
Eddie King wants to be a drag racer like his MIA dead. In his yard, he has ’69 Chevy Camaro and he want to fix it up. When his dad reappears with a carburetor and wants to help him fix it up. With his dad’s history, however, Eddie doesn’t know what his dad’s true motives are. Is his dad here to stay? Where did the carburetor come from?
Reluctant readers will connect with the realistic characters and bittersweet plot. Fans of drag racing, cars, and family problems will enjoy reading this book. MS, HS. ADVISABLE. Reviewer: Jessica Moody, Library Media Specialist, Olympus Jr. High.