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Run (Book One, The Hunted)

Run (Book One, The Hunted)

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by Patti Larsen

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


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


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


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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Patti Larsen
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Patti Larsen's Hunted Series , #1
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12 Years

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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Run 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Marfutka More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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. AD
sunnieLM More than 1 year ago
This book kept me up all night...could not put it down. It's twists and turns were chilling and had you so involved from beginning to end. I can't wait to read the other books in the series, since this is only book #1!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the worst books I have ever read. Dont waste your time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Grabbed my interest by the end of the first chapter. Must find out what happens next!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good, tense read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down. This book had me from the beginning . I felt like I was in that forest being hunted.
224perweek More than 1 year ago
This story is so good I want to start all over and read it again. Nonstop action that keeps you turning the pages. I felt like I was right there with those kids. I CAN'T wait to read book 2.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read 7 pages only to find this book is so gross, already a boy is hurt and lost in the woods and he is trying to get out, hwe finds a dead boy. I was grossed out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As said in the title. I want to know more about the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a heard time putting this book down, I didn't wont it to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the twists that the book presented and the unusual situations and characters. The book keeps you guessing until the end. The only thing that I didn't like is how long the book took to get to the action and twists. But it was worth waiting.
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SarkuraCherryBlossom More than 1 year ago
liked it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Would definitely recommend.
MKPMRP More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Kind of modern day with a splash of aliens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did not expect to get hooked, but I did, good reads , all the books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this story line. Solid characters and very disturbing story. Looking forward to more, hope they aren't too much $$. BrynnS
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really great book! I cant wait to find out what happens next! This book may be a little disturbing but its a MUST READ!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fiercely plotted, well thought out game of cat and mouse survival. This book literally keeps you on the edge of your seat with all the twists and turns. I couldn't stop reading until the end...which is one heck of a cliff hanger. This series is a must if you're into horror, mystery, survival or thrillers. Even you zombie lovers will appreciate how this stoy sinks its teeth into you and won't let go. Jp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honestly better than I expected. A fast paced page turner, with good character development. I'll read the rest.
lkbergener More than 1 year ago
Don't know if I'll get the rest of the series. Needs to be longer, put books togather.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago