The Driving Lesson

The Driving Lesson❴PDF / Epub❵ ☆ The Driving Lesson Author Ben Rehder – Heartforum.co.uk From Edgar Award nominated author Ben RehderCharlie Dunbar had big plans for the summer break but becoming a fugitive was nowhere on the list Even unexpected his partner in crime is his own ailing gra From Edgar Award nominated author Ben RehderCharlie Dunbar had big plans for the summer break but becoming a fugitive was nowhere on the list The Driving PDF/EPUB ² Even unexpected his partner in crime is his own ailing grandfather Now they're on the run trying to make it across the country to see a special kind of doctor while the world becomes mesmerized by their journey They are the subject of heated debates on cable news channels Thousands of people voice their support on Facebook fan pages And Charlie's own parents appear on live TV to plead for him to come home safely But Charlie isn't ready yet He's determined to get his grandfather to Seattle The only uestion is will the police stop him first Recommended for ages to adult.

Ben Rehder wanted to become a writer ever since he was dropped on his head as a toddler As he grew into a young The Driving PDF/EPUB ² adult and the vertigo gradually dissipated his passion for literature grew Ben longed to craft the type of soul stirring prose that would touch people’s lives and help them explore new emotional horizons But he went to work at an ad agency insteadThroughout his rewarding and fruitfu.

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  • ebook
  • 176 pages
  • The Driving Lesson
  • Ben Rehder
  • English
  • 11 April 2015

10 thoughts on “The Driving Lesson

  1. Brenda says:

    On fourteen year old Charlie Dunbar’s last day of school before the summer break his grandfather Opa met him at the school gate Charlie couldn’t work out why Opa was there but he put his pushbike into the back of Opa’s car and joined him on a long unexpected and completely eye opening and emotional journeyAs they travelled across the country Opa explained to Charlie that he was heading to his doctor; the only thing was that doctor was in Seattle The journey attracted the attention of the media; Charlie’s parents were worried and wanted him home as they travelled and visited famous tourist spots including the Grand Canyon Charlie and Opa talked while sharing the driving But would they make it? The police had to be aware of what they were driving – probably had a way of working out where they were The Driving Lesson is my second by Ben Rehder and I thoroughly enjoyed it Told in Charlie’s voice the young man who would do something for the grandfather he loved something that meant the world to the old man – it’s a well written emotional story Highly recommended

  2. Lindsay says:

    AUDIOBOOKOMG what a beautiful and heartbreaking story about a young boy and his father on the road trip of their life after his Grandfather is given a horrible diagnosis After loosing my Grandad some years ago this is the kind of trip I wish we could have made together and the story of this man and his beloved grandson made me laugh and cry and I did not want it to end

  3. Norma Huss says:

    I enjoyed this book tremendously Rather surprised me It's in 14 year old Charlie's viewpoint and I'm a great grandma Grandma's really should say something like this is scandalous a child driving a car half way across the country aided and abetted by his grandfather who is seriously ill dodging the police and evading his parents But that's not what I want to say I say Go for it Just don't let MY grandson try this ; It's thoughtful surprising and sounds just right

  4. Joyce says:

    I read this as a free Kindle book Although it is considered young adult I think it is very appropriate for adults as well because of a very serious issue it deals with the right to choose to die when faced with a terminal illnessThis is a heartwarming story of a 15 year old boy Charlie and his grandfather Henry who drive from Abilene TX to Seattle WA At the beginning of the novel we find out that Charlie's grandfather has a form of bone cancer and that his condition is terminal On the last day of school Charlie's grandfather meets him outside the school and asks Charlie to drive him to a doctor Since Charlie doesn't have a driver's license and had only recently begun driving lessons with his father he is pretty nervous about this However since he loves his grandfather deeply he agrees to do it Hours later Charlie finds out that his grandfather wants to go all the way to Seattle and Charlie's parents still have no idea where he is Eventually Charlie's parents are informed but Charlie has decided he wants to do this in spite of his parents' displeasure with both him and his grandfatherOn their way to Seattle Charlie and his grandfather make stops and detours to make sure Charlie seems some places his grandfather thinks he should see There are a couple of times when it looks like they won't make it to SeattleThe writing style is definitely geared toward young adults with the expressions and language used at times However I found it entertaining There was no profanity which I appreciated Charlie and his grandfather are both memorable charactersI felt like this was a very worthwhile read in spite of its brevity and young adult writing style

  5. Joyce says:

    I read this as a free Kindle book Although it is considered young adult I think it is very appropriate for adults as well because of a very serious issue it deals with the right to choose to die when faced with a terminal illnessThis is a heartwarming story of a 15 year old boy Charlie and his grandfather Henry who drive from Abilene TX to Seattle WA At the beginning of the novel we find out that Charlie's grandfather has a form of bone cancer and that his condition is terminal On the last day of school Charlie's grandfather meets him outside the school and asks Charlie to drive him to a doctor Since Charlie doesn't have a driver's license and had only recently begun driving lessons with his father he is pretty nervous about this However since he loves his grandfather deeply he agrees to do it Hours later Charlie finds out that his grandfather wants to go all the way to Seattle and Charlie's parents still have no idea where he is Eventually Charlie's parents are informed but Charlie has decided he wants to do this in spite of his parents' displeasure with both him and his grandfatherOn their way to Seattle Charlie and his grandfather make stops and detours to make sure Charlie seems some places his grandfather thinks he should see There are a couple of times when it looks like they won't make it to SeattleThe writing style is definitely geared toward young adults with the expressions and language used at times However I found it entertaining There was no profanity which I appreciated Charlie and his grandfather are both memorable charactersI felt like this was a very worthwhile read in spite of its brevity and young adult writing style

  6. Diane Schultz says:

    Must readWhat would you choose to do? This seems like a good book for young adults to ponder the mysteries of life after all a young man on the brink of getting his driver's license ends up spending a few days alone with his grandfather as his grandfather wins down his last days and shares his final thoughts But it's not a book about coming off age and it's not about being young It's about the choices we make in life I know there's a game out there now that asks us to put ourselves in different ethical situations It's kind of like that but also about being able to understand that other people even people you love will completely disagree with you so with that what choice will you make? I saw the grand canyon Canyon I was 11 years old I remember my thought breath taking to literal take your breath and stop it take it away And pictures did not do it justice Makes me want to go back now But it was a long drive to get there then Good thing I love road trips And don't most of us Americans? That's what separates us from most city dwellers and most countries where the majority of people live in cities We live in our cars Guess it's only fitting to bury them when they die

  7. Kathleen says:

    Written for a YA audience the story is appropriately told through the eyes of 14 YO Charlie's view point And it is a good story with a fabulous premise Boy and his grandfather on a road trip together at the end of the grandfather's life It raises complex issues and neither pontificates nor really argues for a particular POV which is good I found the writing however uninspired I nearly gave up on it several times However by the end because it did not serve up a trite easy answer to the complex issue raised I was pleasantly glad I did not give up

  8. Cathy says:

    Rehder at his bestA touching tale of a road trip from Texas to the Northwest with teenager and his grandfather There are side trips to sights that must be seen and the pair become closer than they were before but the reason for the trip is that the grandfather has terminal bone cancer and they're driving to Seattle for lawful assisted suicide and the trip and the cause had become a CNN story As always Rehder's characters are real life and philosophical situations well thought

  9. Michael Mathews says:

    Touching and Moving StorySince I enjoy this author I was pretty sure I would enjoy this book I did of course but was touched by situation the characters found themselves in it was a nice pleasant read despite being about the end of one’s life and facing a choice of when to close the door on this life

  10. shannon Stubbs says:

    A great Adventure tough topicThis story was a great Adventure between Charlie and his Opa Their travels from Texas to Washington While a great last ad venture between grandpa and grandson it touched on some tough subjects End of life decisions like how you want to spend your last days

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