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Running Wide Open

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  • Posted February 14, 2014


    Boys will especially enjoy this book with its focus on racing. The dysfunctional family dynamics drag a bit in places, but overall, it's a good read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2013

    Really enjoyin this

    Having driven stock cars in a little no name track I can totally relate. The writer must have had or been involved with racing at some time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    Life can be hard for a person who has a mother that has not one

    Life can be hard for a person who has a mother that has not one good bone in her body, a dad that doesn't support them when being verbally attacked, and an anger problem that has you left living with a guy with a weird name. Cody's life is about to be changed and though it may start off bad it turn bright in the end.

    I could never do what Cody has done, I would be too afraid to go home and face my parents. Also his mom, I swear that she needs to show a little more loving support to her son. Constantly throughout the beginning of the book I felt bad for Cody. Than we move onto Race...I really would love to have a parent like him. He is laid back and a person that one could go up and talk too. However, I believe he needs to get the guts to ask out the person who he really cares about, and not take no for an answer.

    The plot was one that I could follow and not once did I lose sight of it. This book was one that contained adventure, love, some action, and a feeling that one can never forget. I recommend that all readers take a chance in their reading life and open this book.

    I give this book 4 souls

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  • Posted December 21, 2011

    Highly Recomended!! Yes, I might have been a little skeptical, but I was wrong!! This is a MUST READ for YA fans!!

    Ok, like most of the readers that have reviewed this book, I too am not into racing. I just never got it. I guess maybe if I was the one in the car, but I couldn't care less about watching it on tv. So I didnt really relate to any of that part of the book. BUT it was really a great book dispite all of the racing and car lingo (that to me is a foreign language) lol. But I really enjoyed getting to know Cody and his uncle Race. I especially enjoyed "watching" them grow together and become a family. My heart stopped right along with the crew as Jims car slammed into Race. And it ached for Cody and Kasey as they waited for news. This book was very entertaining to say the least. It played with your emotions like any good book should do. There were parts that I wanted to cry, parts that made me want to scream (yes, I am talking about Cody's mom and Grandfather), parts when I laughed out loud. It was just a really good book all around. So let me be the first to admit that even though I was skeptical because of the cars and racing, I will be the first to admit that I was wrong. I truely enjoyed it! Thank you Lisa for the opportunity to read it!

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