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.
This book was my book club’s latest read. Run was similar to many books. The main book I would label this with is The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell.
Run by Patti Larsen was satisfactory. Run is an ideal book to read if you are seeking a gripping and fast paced story. However, the writing felt lacking and awkward.
Overall, the book was an okay read that obtained many unanswered questions. Do not read this book if you do not want to commit to a whole series. However, this book is perfect for advocates of action in books.