Runaway

Runaway

by S.M. Knowles
     
 
At seventeen years old, Courtney Apuzzo is fed up. With a dead mom and an alcoholic father that beats her every chance he gets, Courtney decides that enough is enough. Packing up only what she needs, Courtney leaves home without telling a soul and heads off to find her new life.

Life on her own is not exactly as she thought it would be. With nowhere to stay,

Overview

At seventeen years old, Courtney Apuzzo is fed up. With a dead mom and an alcoholic father that beats her every chance he gets, Courtney decides that enough is enough. Packing up only what she needs, Courtney leaves home without telling a soul and heads off to find her new life.

Life on her own is not exactly as she thought it would be. With nowhere to stay, Courtney finds herself sleeping on an old stoop in an abandoned apartment alleyway. A chance meeting with a new group of friends seems like a great beginning to her second chance at a real life. But everything is not as it seems

Tricked into a life she never wanted and fears, Courtney needs to run away, again. She needs to find a way out of this new and dangerous life. With the help from a man she barely knows, will Courtney find her way out? Or will she find herself on the run from a dangerous past, and a hopeless future? Faced with a choice that will change her life forever.

Editorial Reviews

Swipe the Pages Blog - Holly Michelle
The book starts out right away with a jolt of emotions. This is where we first learn how Courtney lives her everyday life in hell.
Honestly there should be a warning on the front that cautions you to hold on to your seat because you are boarding an emotional ride, that will include highs and lows. I think every possible emotion you can feel is packed into this book.
The writing style was amazing. It had a smooth flow that worked well.
Head Tripping Books Blog - Head TrippingBooks
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It is about a young girls struggles in life after her mom passes away and dealing with an alcoholic father! She leaves one bad life for another! This is the type of book you pick up and can not put down!!! You will love this!!
All Things Book Review Blog - All Book
Abused by her father, Courtney runs away. Ultimately, she ends up involved in a drug ring. She is forced to pass out drug bags, and at parties she must meet new customers. She meets Braxton, and finds out he is the son of Mr. B the drug lord. Can Braxton and Courtney devise a way to escape the drug world and be together? I love this book. With a real life scenario, a well developed plot, and great character interaction - this book will suck you in and keep you guessing until the end.
The Book Worm Blog - Sandra B
First off OH, My, Giddy Aunt! This book is amazing! If I could give more than 5 Stars I would. It kept me hooked to the point where I didn't want to ever out it down.
The heartache Courtney goes through is beyond words. She is told do what Uncle B says or pay the price, which is death. Braxton, gives her hope for a better life, but what will the price be?
This book is intense and a real page turner. You wont want to put it down!
Book Junkie Blog - BJ Blog
This book really takes you through the ringer! Poor Courtney is being abused at home by her father. After running away, she sees things she never knew of. She experiences things she never imagined. This is a very life changing journey, and a painful one. However, she takes you along for the ride when she runs away and shares this journey with you. You root for her to make it, to get to that better life. But, will she ever make it there?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149244577
Publisher:
S.M. Knowles
Publication date:
04/02/2014
Series:
Runaway , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
323
File size:
729 KB

Meet the Author

S.M. KNOWLES WAS BORN in Elmira, New York where she was swept away in a whirlwind to the Land of Oz�Independence, Kansas. Her parents were relocating for working opportunities and decided that this would be the perfect place to start new roots. Little did she know that this place would contribute to the inspiration for the first book she wrote in her Rylee Everley Series.
While growing up, S.M. would travel the roads around her house while imagining she was somewhere else. Her imagination would take her everywhere, making the long hot summer days seem shorter throughout her fantasies.

At the age of twelve, she decided to write her first book. Filled mostly with dialog, she filled up one-hundred pages, front and back. After taking the book downstairs to show her mom, and persuading her to buy her more paper, she excitedly ran back to her room. As she barreled through the door, S.M. tripped over items left on her floor, and her papers came raining down in her room. Discouraged, she stood there in tears, picking up her papers and throwing them in the trash. Her work had no organization, no numbers on her pages, just a child fulfilling a joy that she would put down and not pick up again.

When she became older, she joined the military for something different. In that time, she was able to explore many places and even met her husband in Iraq. After coming home, she started her family in Arizona and went back to school, earning a Master�s degree in Adult Education and Training.

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