Ma voiture, à moi

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17 year-old Ben craves a car. His parents promise him one if he'll spend the summer in Haiti rebuilding the houses of hurricane victims. He doesn't want to do it but decides that it's worth it to get a car. He goes and, although he doesn't really like the work, he comes to appreciate Haiti's people and way of life. When he returns to California, he makes a most unexpected decision.


  • total word count: 9100
  • 58 pages of text
  • written in present tense
  • setting: Haïti and California 


"Ben is a rather spoiled, rich and popular boy. The type you love to hate. Fortunately, he's also sympathetic, so it is easy to empthize with him. The story makes you think about how spoiled many of us in the Western world are. And the change Ben goes through is believable, it doesn't happen all of a sudden but he needs a bog row with a girl he admires before he realizes he needs to change his views on the world."


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Author: Blaine Ray and Mike Coxon
Year of publication: Revised edition, 2017
Number of pages: 66, plus a glossary
ISBN: 9781603722056
Illustrated: Yes, by Laia Amela Albarran
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