Saturday, December 27, 2014

Book Review for JoLyn Brown's "RUN"

When Supermom joins Dad on his latest project, sixteen-year-old Morgan is left with her aunt. Instead of dating the cute boy from her high school track team, Morgan will spend the summer in a small town near Kanab, Utah, five hours from home and all of her friends. Her plan is to keep a sane distance between herself and her aunt's six boys. What Morgan doesn't expect is being attracted to the neighbor kid who hangs out with her cousins. How can she like two guys at the same time?

Just when her life couldn't get more messed up, Morgan stumbles across an abandoned house and learns she lived there when she was small. The house and its secrets haunt her - it turns out she's been dreaming about the place for years. All she wants is to hold onto what she loves. But as the summer passes, she wonders if she's going to lose everything. 

JoLyn's writing makes you feel as though you are in Morgan's "shoes" throughout the story. You can almost feel your eyes fill up with tears as she learns the secrets of her family's past. You experience the twitter-pated butterflies in your stomach as she goes through the ups and downs of young love. You feel the annoyance that turns into appreciation as she adjusts to her obnoxious, prank-pulling cousins. You can feel her need to run as anxiety, anger, and confusion creep into her life. The new friends she makes and the relationships that develop during the summer in Kanab make it as hard for the reader to put the book down as it is for Morgan to leave this "other life" she's discovered ... and loves so much. Well done, JoLyn! I can't wait for the sequel!

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