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Using spare language and a dry, witty tone, Hillary Frank skewers the hypocritical world of art school in this brilliant debut novel. Ellie's sharp, restrained observances are a refreshing change from the gushing girl novels that have sprung up in the wake of Louise Rennison's Angus, Thongs and Full Frontal Snogging. Intelligent and mature, Better Than Running at Night will appeal most to those discerning teen connoisseurs of The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky, and My Heartbeat, by Garret Freymann-Weyr. (Ages 14 and older) --Jennifer Hubert
I read this as a teenager in high school and really loved it. I reread it this year and it will be my last quarter as an undergrad and I didn't love it quite so much, but I got a... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ava A.
I really really enjoyed this book and its fresh look on being an artist and trying to learn your craft. Read morePublished 17 months ago by dSavannah George-Jones
I got this book because it intrigued me about how the main character goes to art college and she is discovering herself. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Distant Dweller
Better Than Running at Night, is a realistic coming of age story that instead of giving us the ending that we want, gives us the ending that we need. Read morePublished on June 26, 2013 by Kristin
This book was in great shape when I received it and I also looked like it had never been opened.Published on June 3, 2013 by beth
I read this book when I was 12 or 13 (I'm now almost 19). I loved it then, but the content wasn't very appropriate for someone my age. I probably should have waited a few years. Read morePublished on July 20, 2011 by Rachel Newman
THIS BOOK WAS GREAT! I LOVED IT. I'm a teen, and i can relate to the love struggle in the book, not the sex, but the feelings she has and the struggle to do the right thing, It... Read morePublished on April 19, 2011 by chelz
Prompt shipping. Received product sooner than I expected. Would order from this company again. Thanks!Published on September 16, 2010 by Amazon Customer