Monday, June 25, 2012

Teen Reviewer: Runner

By: Carl Deuker
Reviewer: Emily Marie Reeves

Description from Goodreads:

When a new job falls his way, Chance jumps at the opportunity, becoming a runner who picks up strange packages on a daily route and delivers them to a shady man at the marina. Chase knows how much he will earn—what he doesn’t know is how much he will pay.

Suspenseful, fast-paced, and timely, this novel avoids easy answers as it examines issues of terrorism and patriotism, fear and courage, and lives of privilege and poverty.

Emily's Review:

There are three parts to Runner and the first part is the slowest part to read; if you can power through that then this book is a good read. Part one is the worst part of the book, and part three is the best. There is some foul language. I think that the best part of the book is when Chance tells Melissa that he will tell her everything about what he has been doing once he gets out, but to stay away until he gets out so she does not get the two of them in trouble. There is a romance going on, but it is not the most important part of Runner. My least favorite part of the book is the ending, just because it is so typical. I would recommend this book to anyone who thinks their life is hard because I do not think anyone’s life could be as hard as Chance’s.

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