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Bella Will Rally Michael Sedloff

Bella Will Rally

Michael Sedloff

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ISBN : 9780991092000
Paperback
252 pages
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In 1933, when I was twelve, my older brother, Solly, owned a 1926 Model T Roadster. I called it the Shiny Black Beast. So begins Bella Will Rally, in which the precocious narrator, Bella Krawiec, sets her sights on her brothers car, thus settingMoreIn 1933, when I was twelve, my older brother, Solly, owned a 1926 Model T Roadster. I called it the Shiny Black Beast. So begins Bella Will Rally, in which the precocious narrator, Bella Krawiec, sets her sights on her brothers car, thus setting in motion the role the automobile will play as a symbol of mobility and freedom-and for Bella-a means to seek her dreams. Set amidst the economic realities of depression-era America and the optimism of post-World War II, Bellas colorful family members exemplify the strong bonds that hold a family close, as well as the stubbornness that can sever such bonds. When Bella defies her strong-willed, patriarchal father and enters into early marriage and motherhood, her dreams are displaced by the burdens of reality. But once again, the automobile emerges, this time in the form of the Stutz Bearcat-with Bella in the drivers seat. As the sole female competitor in the first United States road rally, Bellas journey to the finish line brings with it a revelation from her young passenger about what dreams are truly made of.