Summary of Car Trouble by Jeanne Duprau
Car Trouble by Jeanne Duprau was about a young man named Duff Pringle. Duff was offered a job in San Jose because he was very smart with computers. He decided he wanted to drive to San Jose instead of buying a plane ticket. He was driving in Virginia before his car broke down. He found an advertisement on the internet that explained how you can drive a car to a St. Louis for $50. He accepts the offer and heads for St. Louis but he picked up a hitchhiker named Stu before he leaves. He gets to St. Louis and gives the car to Bonnie, a fugitives daughter. Bonnie is going to stay with her Aunt in New Mexico so Stu and Duff join her. Stu stole money from the car and the fugitives "people" come and chase them but Stu hides the money. Then their car breaks down and they get it fixed. Stu ends up taking his money to Mexico, Duff ends up settling down in San Diego and Bonnie ends up with another aunt in Los Angeles.