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Driver's Ed

3.34  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,349 Ratings  ·  90 Reviews
Remy and Morgan feel that getting a driving licence will make their lives almost perfect. Their tutor for what is known throughout the school as Driver's Ed, thinks his course is a joke and pays no attention to the students in his class, or the plans they make/

And with one of their friends, Remy and Morgan are planning to steal road signs. But when they steal a 'stop' sign
Paperback, 199 pages
Published December 1996 by Mammoth (first published August 1st 1994)
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Antoine Kupfer The prinipal character is Remy Marland,
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Nov 15, 2007 Corbin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 14, pointless
Horrid. Forced to read it for English class, as part of a unit on pleasure reading. Had strong words with my teacher on the subject of what did and what did not constitute pleasure reading.
Mar 20, 2015 JON MORGAN rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about 2 teenage kids who decide to make a bad mistake by stealing a road sign. The teens who decided to steal this sign were 3 16 year old teens. Their names were Morgan Campbell, Remy, Nicholas Budie the only teens that have had a lot to do with it was Nicholas Budie, Morgan Campbell because Nicholas was tdriver but every night late at night he would drive around staeling signs and Morgan was in it because he wanted that sign he thought that sign was special because it said"Morgan ...more
Dec 29, 2015 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: age-ya, 2015, vintage-ya
Everything about this book made it appear to be a horror-thriller. I've read other books by this author and most of them were. Unfortunately, this turned out to be a moralistic tale of a teenage prank that takes a deadly turn.

Remy, Morgan, and Lark are all in the same driver's ed class, run by the totally checked out Mr. Fielding, who can't even tell his students apart. One day, while driving, the teens discuss how they want to steal some road signs. They make a plan to do this with Nick, a deli
Fiona P.
Jun 29, 2011 Fiona P. rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 23, 2014 Marie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Driver's Ed is a young adult fiction novel by Caroline B. Cooney. The story takes place in a generic American suburb, evolving around the teenagers Remy and Morgan and their inevitable love-story with a dramatic plot twist.
Personally, I was not very impressed by this book. The story starts off extremely slowly so that it is very hard to get into the book. Admittedly, it takes up speed at about the half of it, but when the climax of the story is reached, it starts to slow down again, leaving only
May 08, 2014 Ross rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was very poorly written. The plot was so predictable and cliche that it was a struggle to read more than the first few chapters. I like many others was forced to read Drivers Ed.i was forced to read it in Sophomore English. My distaste with the book is also found in the style of writing was dull and not entertaining in any way. In short avoid this book, but not having read any of Caroline B. Conny's other works I can't recommend or otherwise.
Nicole Baker
Feb 25, 2014 Nicole Baker rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It taught me to think before I do something that helps me but can probably hurt others.
Antoine Kupfer
Book 3

This book starts being more and more interesting over time for several reasons. First when the book starts it gives you no information about people in the book. The only information it gives is that Remy Marland is a girl and has pale blue jeans. One of the first sentences of the book says that “she crossed her fingers and prayed to the God of Driver Education that she would get to drive today”. This is the day where Remy, Christine, and Morgan were going to drive w
Mar 07, 2008 Angie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heartbreaking. You just want to help those teens somehow go back in time and undo what they unthinkingly did to cause a fatal car accident.
Liz Destefano
Read for my book club
Going back to the time when I was in school and did stupid things but would never think to take a stop sign that could kill someone like in this story
And yet Remy and Morgan thought of themselves instead of the mother who got killed and left behind a little boy and father

Took to long to into the book and when it got there it went down hill real quick
The one that handled the best once Remy and Morgan told their parents was Morgan farther who was running for office and yet
This contemporary fictional book centers around a group of high school students going through Driver’s Ed. But most specifically it centers around one boy, Morgan, who doesn’t have a very close relationship with his family. He rarely talks with his parents, and family time is usually spent watching the news together on television. As Morgan and the girl he likes, Remy, start hanging out with a trouble- maker, Nicky, they are drawn into the fad of stealing road signs. One night they steal a stop ...more
Jan 14, 2009 Marcia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Subjexts: Cars, vandalism, personal responsibility, peer pressure, first-love, family relationships, driving, fear, and taking risks. Cooney “is a master of mixing spellbinding suspense with thought-provoking insight into teenagers' lives” ( Driver’s Ed is romance, suspense, and realistic fiction all rolled into one story. It teaches a big lesson in life—how to take responsibility for what you have done. In the case of Remy and Morgan, stealing the stop sign was a split-second ...more
May 03, 2010 Carroll rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-i-read
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Oct 28, 2013 Kacey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Driver's Ed by Caroline B. Cooney, illustrated by Jackie Parsons, and published by Laurel Leaf is a fiction novel about two high school sophomores Morgan Campbell and Rembrandt (Remy) Marland. Remy and Morgan have had a crush on each other for a while now and Remy’s friend Lark came up with an idea to go out one night and steal a sign for her room. She convinces Remy and Morgan to go along with her and Nicki by saying that it will be a chance for them to hang out. They were both always good kid ...more
Feb 20, 2013 Lauren is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
13. If i were(name of character) at this point I would feel...
If I were Remy at this point, I would feel successful because first off, she got to show her crush, Morgan, how good she was at driving during driver's ed. Also because she now knows that her crush loves her too. She got the guy that all the girls wanted. She got to steal road signs with Morgan, which gave them more time to get to know eachother. After stealing road signs, they held hands and kissed twice, which I don't get because t
Tyler Vest
Oct 25, 2012 Tyler Vest rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Drivers Ed is one of the many dramatic and impacting novels written by Caroline B. Cooney. It basically talks about these ordinary and naive high school students in their driver's education class who eventually learn the importance of the class from a horrific and fatal event involving a few of their classmates that will change their lives forever. The story starts off as a normal routine for the main characters, Remy Marland and Morgan Campbell, who obviously have strong feelings for each other ...more
Morrow Berberich
Oct 23, 2012 Morrow Berberich rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In the book Driver ED by Caroline B. Cooney in my opinion was spectacular. Hands up outstanding by how the Author wrote the book and told the story. Driver’s ED was about a girl named Rembrandt, who was the main character and Morgan, Rembrandt’s secret crush. Rembrandt has a nickname that she goes by in school, its Remy. Morgan and Remy are both in the same Driver’s ED class together and in many of each others other classes. Everyday in Driver’s ED; Mr. Fielding, the Driver’s ED teacher, takes t ...more
Paul Z
Jan 24, 2013 Paul Z rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book Drivers Ed by Caroline B. Cooney, portrays drivers ed, peer pressure, and high school life all in one book. Throughout the book there are two consistent main characters: Rembrandt "Remey" Marland and Morgan Campbell who fall for each other in the beginning of the book while bonding over some sign stealing. Remey and Morgan were somewhat pressured into stealing signs but they just wanted to have a good time. During all of this, Remey and Morgan are in the same drivers ed class and both ...more
Mar 21, 2008 Tawny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Author: Caroline B. Cooney
Title: Driver’s Ed
Genre: young adult novel
Publication Info: Dell. 1996.
Recommended Age: 11 and older

Plot Summary: Remy and Morgan are friends who are taking driver’s education together. Their teacher is very aloof. He does not bother to get to know the students’ names, and he inadvertently allowed Remy and Morgan to drive together several days in a row because they were wearing the other students’ nametags. Those who were not driving stayed in the classroom to watch mo
Tripp Cappelli
Oct 29, 2013 Tripp Cappelli rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book that I read is called " driver's ed," the author of the book is Caroline B. Cooney, she ends up finding a secret about something that she's not supposed to know about and the Mac wants to eliminate her. the length of the book is one hundred and ninety nine pages long, There was no illustrations in my book. The book that I read was a fiction book. The book is about this girl named Morgan she's the main character of the book and she cant wait to turn sixteen and be able to drive. Another ...more
Viktoria Jean
Oct 28, 2007 Viktoria Jean rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: COONEY BUFFs
Caroline B Cooney [again]
Driver's Ed
Tone of Book:
Suspense Novel
[While on a night time prank, some teenagers steal a stop sign resulting in a traffic fatality. A story of romance, teen social stituations, friendship, fear, family responsibilities, and a search through guilt to do what is right. A story in which most teens will be a
Jake From State Farm
I thought that the novel Driver's Ed by Caroline B. Cooney was a very interesting book. It had romance, comedy, suspense, and drama all in one novel. I not only liked that, but I also liked the plot. After Rembrandt and Morgan felt enough guilt through the story, in the end they confessed. It was surprising, because for a while, I believed they were not going to admit they stole the stop sign, but they actually did. I would recommend this novel to those who like dramatic books.
Aug 05, 2009 Ashley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This may have been the first Cooney book I read, and it initiated this whole binge on her books. I remember loving it. This, along with Emergency Room and Flight #116 is Down are probably my favorite books written by her. They are definitely not a great literary acheivement, but they are great for the older middle grade readers who need something a little older than Sarah, Plain and Tall but aren't quite ready for a lot of heavy reading (Crime and Punishment...). These books display childhood an ...more
Nov 19, 2015 Dylanh rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was a great book. What I didn't like is that this book was not even about drivers ed. The book was only about the romance between two people. The book was great for anyone who likes crime and romance books. What i did like about this book is that how much crime they cause, but they were never caught doing a crime.
Elise R
Sep 10, 2014 Elise R rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was one Cooney's creepier works, just because of how grounded in reality it was. I've always felt guilt keenly, so this book really wound its way into the pit of my stomach. I think this is a good example of what a teen novel can be: it deals with relateable situations that are terrifying in their possibility. It teaches a lesson without being preachy. I remember not being able to put this book down, but really really wanting to do so.
Kierra C
Oct 01, 2015 Kierra C rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was pretty interesting when I got toward the middle and end of it. It really teaches kids or as we say teens a life lesson. It gives a great example of what "think before you speak" means, think before you react to a situation like this this may harm others.
Caroline B. Cooney disappointed me this time. In her book's I expect tons of suspense, tragedy, mystery and a certain level of uneasiness. This book was good...very good. But it didn't compare to some of her other books. I would recommend this to people who are interested in stories about teenage lives getting flipped upside down, and the power of guilt. I would definitely not recommend this to readers looking for a fluffy love story, or any fluffy happy story at all. This book kept me intereste ...more
Tyler Wiggin
May 02, 2010 Tyler Wiggin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was interesting not good but interesting. The beginning I thought was really slow. Then about 3 chapters later the pace went up big time. But it's all the same problem until a few chapters tell the end. I thought Remy and Morgan were really fake. The whole book I just wanted one of them to go to jail or something so one of them wouldn't be in the rest of the story. Now I have been talking bad about it and I gave it 4 stars. It is a interesting book still. The whole tension of what are ...more
I am a fan of Caroline Cooney, and this book was written in her usual manner, but it was incredibly depressing. I nearly cried in the end -- nearly -- and that is defiantely saying something. I wish I could give this 2.5 stars, because the beginning felt so forced. It seemed like she was shoving her characters down the reader's throat. It took until the end of the story to grow comfortble with them, and my that time, they had completely morphed (well, most of them) from what they were in the beg ...more
3.5 I liked this book. It is one I will have my kids read when they are teenagers. I enjoyed the budding romance between Remy and Morgan in the beginning. It was cute and sweet and so much like things were for me in high school.
Just when you thought things were gonna be great, the story took a tragic turn and showed how seemingly innocent actions can have devastating consequences.
This is a good book to show how peer pressure is definitely something to resist, and hopefully inspire kids to stan
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Caroline Cooney knew in sixth grade that she wanted to be a writer when "the best teacher I ever had in my life" made writing her main focus. "He used to rip off covers from The New Yorker and pass them around and make us write a short story on whichever cover we got. I started writing then and never stopped!"
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