One night, while his mom was on a date because his dad ran off with his third-grade teacher, he decided to get wasted and he took his mom's car to pay his father a visit. The next thing he knows is that he hit a lawn gnome and puked on a police officer. He is assigned to an old man who has the ability to make a volunteer worker play the guitar. Alex is frustrated by Sol, but the judge will not change his assignment. Alex's best friend, Laurie, is a beautiful martial arts master. Sol's comments about Laurie makes Alex realize his feelings for her. Alex gets made fun of in Yiddish and has trouble in his life.
One day, Alex practiced his guitar while waiting for Sol. It turned out Sol used to be a Jazz guitar player. They start to bond; everything is going great between them.
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Sol also teaches him some valuable lessons, for he was once a successful guitar player. Sonnenblick does a great job adding subtle details and pieces of foreshadowing that made this book so fun to read. The addition of character from his other novel is brilliant and creates a What a great story and lesson that we can all benefit from.
The addition of character from his other novel is brilliant and creates a little Sonnenblick world while sharing a new story with the reader.
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Nov 28, Madison D rated it it was amazing. This book is my favorite read aloud book so far. Even though it is sad I still liked it. My favorite character honestly is Sol. He is such a great character. When I first heard of it, I was like this book isn't going to be that good, but when we first started it, I was mesmerized. I am so glad that we got to read this book. Nov 04, Danica rated it it was amazing.
When Alex gets drunk and goes out for a drive his life will be changed forever. When Alex drunk drives and knocks over a garden gnome he gets sent to court for a community service project. However when Alex meets his new "buddy" Saul, Alex isn't very happy.
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Over his time at the home he gets to know him better and figures out why he is so stubborn. When Alex finds out that Saul's wife was killed because of a Drunk driving he figured out why he was so stubborn. Alex also finds out that he has a When Alex gets drunk and goes out for a drive his life will be changed forever. Alex also finds out that he has a daughter and she never comes and visits him. Then, when Alex hosts a Jazz concert at the nursing home he comes back to find Saul on his guitar playing one of his pieces.
Then shortly after Saul's pneumonia gets bad Alex hosts one more concert which he invites Judge Trent to who is also Saul's daughter and they have a big party sadly, shortly after their reunion, Saul dies and then Alex plays one final concert for Saul. Nov 20, Maddy rated it really liked it. I actually really enjoyed this book! I was surprised at the development of the characters. The main character Alex makes a stupid decision to drink alcohol and get drunk, then he takes his mom's car and crashes into the neighbor's lawn gnome.
Alex is sentenced to send his time working with a difficult man at the nursing home named Saul. Saul doesn't seem like the friendliest of people to care for. Meanwhile Alex is battling with the at home struggles of his mom dating again, his best friend, I actually really enjoyed this book!
Meanwhile Alex is battling with the at home struggles of his mom dating again, his best friend, Lori, who he sees different now, and his reputation of being untrustworthy. Alex and Saul definitely don't see eye to eye. Then they found something in common; music. Saul begins to let Alex in on his past and they seem to bond over it. I would definitely recommend this book.
Cute story about adolescents having a great friendship then all of a sudden adolescence truly catapults these young ones into the awkward stage. I enjoyed how Alex after spending months in the nursing home befriending an elderly gentlemen he finally gets that it isn't always about him.
The story makes me appreciate even more kids who have musical talent. The only reason I don't give a 5 star rating is because statistically speaking it isn't very common for divorced parents to get back together Cute story about adolescents having a great friendship then all of a sudden adolescence truly catapults these young ones into the awkward stage. The only reason I don't give a 5 star rating is because statistically speaking it isn't very common for divorced parents to get back together after such a short time.
Also, the cover of the gnome turned me off.
asephissures.ga I would have read much sooner had it not been for the cover. Nov 04, Adia rated it really liked it. Alex is a good kid, but he gets himself into trouble.
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Laurie is his best friend, but he's developing some other feeling for her. He doesn't realize this until later. His parents are divorced and trying hard to not make Alex's life miserable. Because of Alex's "indecent", he has to work at the nursing home. That is where he meets Sol.
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Sol is a resident at the home. He gives Alex a hard time, but tough love, right. I defiantly recommend this book. May 22, Rylie Sewell rated it it was amazing. Alex has a pretty hard life. His parents are divorced and he doesn't know really what to do. Is that why he got drunk? And got into his Mom's car and drove it up into some women's yard? Well since Alex did that, he had to do community service.
He ended up working for a retirement home. He met this elderly man named Solomon Lewis, and boy at first they did not get along. The whole reason why Alex had to go to the retirement home was because he was supposed to learn a life lesson. But does he? What will Alex do next? Will his parents make up? Feb 15, Jordan Hammond rated it really liked it. This book is definitely going in my top 10 books that I have read, It was an amazing story from the beginning Alex gets drunk while his mom is on a date and drives her car around and crashes into a lawn gnome.
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He then gets put into a home to help a person named Saul, and he is having problems with his breathing. Over time they become awesome friends, and he is a huge help for Alex. I recommend this book for anybody who wants a good funny story. Oct 30, Ayla rated it it was amazing.
Have you ever wondered how would it be to be assigned to take care of a grumpy elder, who always insulted you in a language you did not understand? What if the reason why the elder insulted you was because he thought you were stupid and he wanted you to learn.
Well in this book, Alex had that problem but he ended up learning valuable lessons from the grumpy elder and they became friends. The genre of this book is realistic fiction and the setting was in the home for the elders and Alex's Have you ever wondered how would it be to be assigned to take care of a grumpy elder, who always insulted you in a language you did not understand? The genre of this book is realistic fiction and the setting was in the home for the elders and Alex's school.
The type of conflict is person vs person because Alex had trouble forgiving important people in his life. Alex's parents were divorced, he didn't know why but he pretended not to care. All he knew was that his dad was dating his old third-grade teacher, so he assumed it was his dad's fault. Alex was home alone, he got drunk and planned on going to his dad to confront him, but he didn't do it because he crashed into a lawn but he was still okay.
Alex expected to go to jail, but fortunately, Judge Trent gave him a chance so he got community service. He got assigned to take care of Sol, Alex was expected to learn something from him but Sol gave him a hard time, so he never thought he would care for him but they became good friends. Going to the home no longer bothered him.