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Runner (Paperback)

Author:  Carl Deuker
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Runner Deuker, Carl                             1 of 1
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0618735054
ISBN-13: 9780618735051
Sku: 203435631
Publish Date: 4/23/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  216
Age Range:  16 to 21
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I've read about kids who hate their parents for being alcoholics. I've never understood that. It'd be like hating a wounded animal for being wounded, which makes no sense at all. (from the first line)
Suspenseful, fast-paced, and timely, this novel avoids easy answers as it examines issues of terrorism and patriotism, fear and courage, and lives of privilege and poverty. This brand-new paperback edition includes a Q-and-A with the author.
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Living with his alcoholic father on a broken-down sailboat on Puget Sound has been hard on seventeen-year-old Chance Taylor, but when his love of running leads to a high-paying job, he quickly learns that the money is not worth the risk. Reprint.
One of his school's "ghost-walkers," Chance Taylor doesn't speak in class, doesn't have friends, and flees as soon as the day is over. He's got bigger problems to tackle, like mooring rent for the decrepit sailboat he and his out-of-work, alcoholic father live on. Worried that they'll soon be out of money, Chance can't refuse a lucrative job picking up packages on his daily run. Suspecting that it's just drug smuggling, he has no idea that people far more dangerous are using him as a pawn. Throughout, Chance copes with a range of intense topics regarding money, power, the morality of war, and what it means to be a patriot.


Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Deuker fans won't be disappointed, and newcomers are likely to be hooked." 06/01/2005

"[T]he sports and suspenseful action will easily draw readers, as will the gripping adventure's consideration of crime, class, ineffectual parents, and a teen's questions about his uncertain future." 06/01/2005

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   12
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0216
Product attributePublisher:   Graphia Books
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