In Inge Bremer-Trueman’s sequel to A Root Beer Season, precocious Sonja Pfeiffer is in hot pursuit of auto mechanic whiz kid Charlie Piper. She is still carhopping at ‘the dub’ but is more determined than ever to shed old regrets and delusions and get on with the business of being a grown-up. Immersed in Charlie’s world of drag-racing and souped-up cars, Sonja is burning to experience the thrill of the race too. But first she needs a drivers’ license. And a car. As she falls deeper for Charlie and the stoner sixties topple into the frantic 70s, Sonja plunges into an existential crisis as her dreams and plans hit one ditch after another.