Mein Eigenes Auto by Lisa Ray Turner and Blaine Ray; reader adapted to German by Andrea Kistler. The second novel in an engaging series of German novels for second-year students. Seventeen-year-old Ben craves a car. His parents promise him one if he'll spend the summer in Turkey rebuilding the houses of earthquake 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 the Turkish people and way of life. When he returns to Michigan, he makes a most unexpected decision. Paperback, 70 pages.