Run (Book One, The Hunted) [NOOK Book]

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****Winner 2012 PEI Book Awards for Fiction****

Kidnapped

Alone, Reid gasps in one deep breath, another. It hurts his ribs, his lungs. He manages to roll over on his right side and regrets it. His shoulder screams in protest. Still, he is finally able to wriggle his numb hands loose from what holds him and claws at the cloth around his eyes.

Darkness. But not complete. The moon is up. Trees loom over him, the smell of spruce and fresh air so ...

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Run (Book One, The Hunted)

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Overview

****Winner 2012 PEI Book Awards for Fiction****

Kidnapped

Alone, Reid gasps in one deep breath, another. It hurts his ribs, his lungs. He manages to roll over on his right side and regrets it. His shoulder screams in protest. Still, he is finally able to wriggle his numb hands loose from what holds him and claws at the cloth around his eyes.

Darkness. But not complete. The moon is up. Trees loom over him, the smell of spruce and fresh air so sharp it almost hurts. He jerks at the plastic ties around his ankles while. his vision swims through a veil of pain-laden tears. He manages somehow to force his screaming hands to work the ties loose and he is free.

Sixteen-year-old Reid thinks life is back to normal. His sister Lucy pulls herself together and cuts him free from a year of foster care. She promises to take care of him, that her new boss and her new life are what they both needed to start again. Until Reid is taken in the middle of the night, dumped in a wild stretch of forest far from home with no idea why he is there. Lost and afraid, he learns to run from the hunters who prowl the darkness, their only pleasure chasing down kids like him. And killing them.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011471841
  • Publisher: Patti Larsen
  • Publication date: 8/18/2011
  • Series: Hunted , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 3,440
  • Age range: 13 years
  • File size: 736 KB

Meet the Author

About me, huh? Well, my official bio reads like this: Patti Larsen is an award-winning middle grade and young adult author with a passion for the paranormal. But that sounds so freaking formal, doesn’t it? I’m a storyteller who hears teenager’s voices so loud I have to write them down. I love the idea of sports even though sports hate me. I’ve dabbled in everything from improv theater to film making and writing TV shows, singing in an all girl band to running my own hair salon.

But always, always, writing books calls me home.

I’ve had my sights set on world literary domination for a while now. Which means getting my books out there, to you, my darling readers. It’s the coolest thing ever, this job of mine, being able to tell stories I love, only to see them all shiny and happy in your hands… thank you for reading.

As for the rest of it, I’m short (permanent), slightly round (changeable) and blonde (for ever and ever). I love to talk one on one about the deepest topics and can’t seem to stop seeing the big picture. I happily live on Prince Edward Island, Canada, home to Anne of Green Gables and the most beautiful red beaches in the world, with my very patient husband and four massive cats.

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  • Posted October 7, 2011

    Run Reid Run

    BEWARE: this is the first book in the trilogy, and as such, the book does not answer a lot of questions at the end.

    Background:

    Reid, a sixteen year old boy, wakes up in the middle of the night to find himself .in a moving van. He does not remember much from the night before. All he knows is that one moment he goes to sleep at his sister's new house, and the next - he is in a van, kidnapped.

    His situation is getting worse by the second. Reid is dropped off in the middle of the woods and left alone. But what seems like possible freedom is, in fact, a cruel game where the rules are simple: run or be killed. Hunters, supernatural cannibalistic creatures, prowl the darkness of the woods, hunting down, killing (and eating) children just like Reid.

    To survive this hunt, Reid must run, fight, hide and hope that he will outsmart and outrun the creatures.

    What I liked:

    1. Run Reid run. The action is intense. The pace is amazing. The title of the book is RUN and believe me, you will run along with Reid. All the way to the last page. My advice: read it when you have a long evening with no plans ahead of you because you will not want to do anything else but read.

    2. Twists and turns. Don't make a mistake thinking that you know where the plot is going. You will be disappointed at yourself. It is a high voltage read, so don't guess, don't predict just run read.

    3. Reid. I love how fast (almost instantaneously) Reid switches into a survival mode and fights for his life with the wisdom of a grown up. Anyone would definitely feel safe with Reid, a sixteen year old!

    What I am not thrilled about:

    1. Hunger Games reminiscences. RUN's setting (children are forced to play a cruel game of survival) reminds me of Hunger Games. Was RUN inspired by Hunger Games? I don't know. But I definitely get the feeling that it could have been, and because of that, I wish the plot would be a little bit more original.

    2. Female Characters. Along his run, Reid meets other children, who are, just like him, also being hunted. He makes friends and enemies. He also meets girls. I was a little hopeful for some romance (I am a sucker for that) but there is none. Understandably, when your life is in danger, the last thing on your mind is romancing another survivor. I am totally okay with it! However, I am slightly disappointed with the female characters because not enough credit is given to the girls. Even though some of the girls manage to survive in the woods on their own for days, they come across much weaker than boys.

    Conclusion: RUN is a very entertaining read.

    Appropriateness: It is a young adult thriller but might be not appropriate for children under 16.

    I enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2014

    No

    This is one of the worst books I have ever read. Dont waste your time.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    GREAT SERIES

    I swear that I will quit reading series books as most times I cannot afford to purchase the NEVER ending books that make up a series...thankfully these were FREE selections and ALL of Patti Larsens in this series are excellent! Good character development and pace in book leaves you wanting to read more!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 17, 2014

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Kind of modern day with a splash

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Kind of modern day with a splash of aliens.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2014

    Unexpected

    Did not expect to get hooked, but I did, good reads , all the books in the series.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2014

    Dunno

    Kay, i never read this book before but it sounds like The Most Dangerous Game which ia a short story. Look it up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2014

    Great

    Loved this story line. Solid characters and very disturbing story. Looking forward to more, hope they aren't too much $$.
    BrynnS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2014

    150 PAGES

    This 150 page YA adult book is the first in a series of three. There is no conclusion. It is very violent and bloody. There is cannibalism, which is a taboo of mine as it freaks me out. This book has a strange writting style, while third person, it is also present tense, which took some getting used too. The author made the characters and events realistic, while a good thing, made this reader feel as if I were there, in the moment. Majorly creepy. If there was not humans feasting on each other, I would have given this book a higher rating., but four stars is still pretty good. I do not plain on reading the other two books. For ages 14 and up, if they have nerves of steel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2014

    Wow!

    Really great book! I cant wait to find out what happens next! This book may be a little disturbing but its a MUST READ!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2014

    Awkward but good.

    I found this book awkward to read, it was the writing. The characte development is pretty good and things are described well. Some of the spelling and grammar i soff but not overly so. Overall, this one wasn't a bad read and I will probably read book two.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2014

    Great read!

    Honestly better than I expected. A fast paced page turner, with good character development. I'll read the rest.

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  • Posted May 16, 2014

    Short story

    Don't know if I'll get the rest of the series. Needs to be longer, put books togather.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2014

    Excellent

    Very thrilling. Can hardly wait to find outwhat happens next. Highly recomend.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2014

    Nail Biting

    Good book. Kept me awake too late because I couldn't put it down until I finished it. Immediately bought the other three which I applaud Patti Larsen for making them affordable and lendable, which tells me she loves for people to read her books! Now, on to book 2!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    Great book

    How can anyone say that being a trilogy is a negative in their review!! If I'm really into a story line.... I do not want it to end!
    Only my first book was free, the rest are 3.99.
    Be ready for tense, horrific situations involving kids.
    Very well written, some editing errors but nothing that makes you stumble in your reading.
    The plot is fairly original and action packed. Not a dull moment!

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  • Posted January 6, 2012

    Recommended

    Hard hitting and full of surprizes

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  • Posted January 6, 2012

    Different read - real good

    Liked this book - wasn't sure at first, but turned out to be a real good read. Only drawback - it's a trilogy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Survivalist YA Book

    Not quite the Hunger Games, but still a good read with lots of action. Get Hide and Fight also.

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    Posted April 9, 2012

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    Posted April 28, 2014

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