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Jack's Run Paperback – Bargain Price, March 27, 2007
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After the first book, Zack's Run, the characters of Jack (his new name) and family have been moved to Montreal, in hope of starting over and forgetting about their near death experience with Alozon Azhar. Alozon is a former drug dealer who Jack's father worked for. When Alozon trail comes up, Jack's dad and mom leave for Elk in hopes of sending their enemy back to jail forever. Jack flies to L.A. with his sister, being only 13. There he will be safe and out of harm, or will he? All hopes of their safety are shattered when Christine, the oldest child, decides to try out for America Sings, making it to the finial 12. She is videotaped and put on TV. Jack and Christine are presented with many challengers dealing with Azhar and his people who want them dead. If only Jack could find a way to use his muses for something other than lifting weights.
Kids 12 and up could definitely read this book. The main character, who is 13, is like many kids, going through school, trying to make friends and figuring out how to fit in. Towards the end though it gets intense and most teens would love the action. This book is fiction but realistic parts to it, like a family in the witness protection program. To read Jack's Run you might want to read Zack's Run, the first book in this series. It's action packed and fun to read.
If you have read Thunder Cave by Roland Smith, you might enjoy Jack's Run. They are both jam-packed with action and full of adventure.Read more ›
I liked them so much that I decided that I needed to have them in my own library. They are well written and suspenseful. They are clean and wholesome and have some surprising hero's and awesome characters.
You have to read them both to get the whole story so you may want to order them both at the same time because once you start, you can't put them down.
Zack, Jack is a gentle/quiet kid with a lot of spunk and he is much more mature than normal kids his age. He has some amazing adventures and the first book leaves you anxious for the next book. It's hard to decide which book I liked the best. Quick reading which is very good so I can get on with my real life!
Smith, Roland. (2005). Jacks Run.
New York: Schoolastic, Inc.
Their are many important characters in this book. Jack is a young boy who's life has been very hard, and now he is a very shy, strong, and brave teenager.
Alonzo is the leader of a drug cartel. He is now in custidy, but he has men and women kidnapping the Osbornes and he is still a very feared man.
Christine is Jack's sister, who is a very good actress and singer.
Mr. Osborne is an ex-criminal, ex-Navy SEAL, and ex-pilot. His main goal in the story is to save his children and bring Alonzo to justice.
Sam is a smart, sneaky, and strong man. He used to be a Russian spy, and now, betraying Russia, has many friends high in the government.
Catalin is a young girl from Jack's past-life. She is very important to him, and Jack really wants to see her once more.
Jack's Run is the very exciting sequal to Zach's Lies, which is also written by Mr. Roland Smith. In Zach's Lies, Jack's dad gets caught up in the drug business. The police discovered that Mr. Osborne was drug trafficing, and immedietly arrested him. Alonzo Aznar, the owner of the drug cartel, broke into Jack's house and had his whole family, except his father, held at gunpoint. He then called and told Mr. Osborne that he would kill his family if he told the police anything about the cartel. The Osbornes told the police about the break-in, and they were then put into the Witness Protection Program. The family's identities were changed, and they moved across the country. Jack, not knowing how much danger he was actually in, accidently let his secret out. Alonzo found the family, and threatened to kill them if Jack didn't destroy his dad's proof the Alonzo had the drug cartel.Read more ›
Smith, Roland (2005). Jacks Run.
New York: Schoolastic, Inc.
This story is about a boy jack wich is his third name and
his family. His mom and dad have to go to trial with Alanzo aznar. So thy send jack to live with his sister and her room mate who are both aspiring acters. But jacks sister got onto a tv show for acters and basically blew there cover and Alonzo found ot were they were hiding. Once Alonzo found that ot he sent some people down to take them away and threaten to kill them. Jacks parents found out about this and started to search for them. Once Jack and his sister got there they were not happy and every hour the people took a picture of them and sent to there parents to show them that they have not harmed them yet. Zack is the clever one and found a way to excape but the next day his got captered again. There mom and dad finally made it there and were able to trick them into thinking that they were part of the drug trafficing. Wall they were walking around they could here there daughter singing and that let them be able to find her right away. they found jack a little bit later limping around. So at the end they were all back toether again and were able to stop the drug buisiness. Also zack even got to see catelen again and give her the letter that he has always wanted to give her.
The theme of the book was theme of the book was Family. I think it is this because there familly stuck together. Also they were able to find echother by sticking together in a familly.
I liked the book a lot because It went fast and still was good. Also because Jack and his sister stuck together and helped eachother out. Also because It went well with the first book.
I give this book a 10
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this book for my 12 year old son. He was assigned the first book in the series as summer reading and loved it. He has already read both books twice.Published 13 months ago by Michelle P
Book was a little slow getting started, after I was about half way through it started to get interesting, averagePublished on March 1, 2014 by sam pompeo
Bought this for my 11 year old daughter, we read it together. It was a very compelling read. Loved every page.Published on January 23, 2014 by Bridget Diederich
"If you take the `V' out of lives, what do you get?
That thrilling quote is from Zach's Lie, but the sequel Jack's Run is even better. Read more
Jack's Run, the sequel to to Zach's Lie, is one of Roland Smith's best books. this book is a page-turner that kept me on the edge of my seat with action and suspense. Read morePublished on April 30, 2011 by Darrell SCales
Have you ever read a story that changed your life? If you have, this isn't it. "Jack's Run" is a story that is interesting to read, but it isn't amazing. Read morePublished on February 23, 2009 by T. Ellison