Run

Run

by Kody Keplinger

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780545831130
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 06/28/2016
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 1,293,607
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile: HL600L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Kody Keplinger grew up in a small Kentucky town. During her senior year of high school she wrote her debut novel, The DUFF, which is a New York Times bestseller, a USA Today bestseller, a YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, and a Romantic Times Top Pick. It has since been adapted into a major motion picture. Kody is also the author of Lying Out Loud, a companion to The DUFF; Run; Shut Out; and A Midsummer's Nightmare, as well as the middle-grade novel The Swift Boys & Me. Kody currently lives in New York City and writes full-time. You can visit her online at www.kodykeplinger.com.

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I turn the knob and push open the door. Agnes lets go of my arm and slides her hand along the wall until she finds the light switch. A fluorescent light flickers on above us, revealing two cars parked side by side. One is the Atwoods' regular car, a white Toyota. I've seen Agnes's parents driving it around Mursey, picking her up from school, filling it with gas at the Shell station on Buckley Road. The other is an old, silver Chevy I ain't seen before."My sister's car," Agnes says, like she's reading my mind. "She's still at college, so nobody's using it.""Won't she be home for summer soon, though?"Agnes shrugs. "We need it more than she does."I can't argue with that. Agnes and I toss our backpacks in the back. Neither of our bags are heavy. We just packed what we absolutely needed. "Hop in, Utah," I say, patting the backseat. She climbs onto the seat and licks the side of my face before I shut the door.Agnes gets into the passenger seat and I run to turn off the garage light before I slide behind the wheel. Above my head, attached to the visor, is an automatic garage door opener."Will your parents hear?""No," Agnes says. "They sleep like rocks."My heart is pounding and my hands are slick with sweat as I shove one of the keys into the ignition. It takes me a few tries to get it to turn over, and the revving is so loud it makes me flinch. Her parents had better sleep like the dead, or else we ain't even getting out of the driveway. The clock on the dashboard lights up and tells me it's just past three a.m."Agnes," I say, almost choking on her name. "You sure you wanna do this?""No." She turns her head, and this time she's looking right at me. "But I'm doing it anyway."

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YoungMensanBookParade More than 1 year ago
Run by Kody Keplinger is a fictional novel bursting with rebellion and adventure. Agnes Atwood is a legally blind, firmly-grounded teenager who has never broken a rule in her life, and Bo Dickinson is a wildcard with a bad reputation from a family known for its disregard for the law. In fact, the only thing Agnes and Bo have in common is their tiny, stagnant hometown called Mursey. However, the two become unlikely friends, and when Bo decides to flee town after her mother is arrested, Agnes refuses to stay behind. The girls embark on a frenzied journey on which they discover much about their world and themselves. Will the runaways evade the authorities and Agnes's parents? Will Bo be captured and thrown into the foster care system? Can their friendship withstand the secrets they uncover along the way? Run is much more than just another young adult read full of unexciting drama. It is unpredictable, enhanced with shocking twists and constant action. From blindness to homosexuality, the characters are all unique, and they only grow more interesting as the plot unfolds. Throughout her book, Keplinger uses dialect and emotion to capture her readers' attention and draw them into the story. Because the plot is built on themes of friendship and self-esteem, the novel is not only entertaining but also meaningful. My favorite aspect of Run, however, was Keplinger’s perfect timing. She planted countless questions in her readers’ minds, keeping them in suspense and then revealing the astounding truth at just the right moment. Run is an excellent book for teenagers seeking a thrilling adventure. However, explicit language and subject matter make the novel best for more mature readers. I recommend Run to anyone who wishes to "run" away from reality with a fantastic book. Isabella T., 16, Memphis Mensa
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is so good, you will be so sad when you finish it. really recommend it to teens who love someone savage such as bo.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jess?