HOW TO STEAL A CAR
The nonchalant humor will amuse sarcasm- and irony-loving readers, while the dynamic characters make this otherwise average novel an interesting read.
Kelleigh is bored and acting out, and she knows it. But after the first time, there's no stopping her. Growing away from your best friends is always tough, and finding out your parents' marriage is on the rocks is too. Some kids would do drugs or have sex, but not Kelleigh. She steals cars. (SCHOLASTIC, Sep., 176 pp., $16.99, ISBN: 9780545113182, HC, 13 and Up)