- File Size: 357 KB
- Print Length: 152 pages
- Publication Date: February 6, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0076OUDIM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #985,420 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Then the excitement started to wane and I felt a feeling of deflation. At that point, the book became a bit confusing and started to seem more like a work of non-fiction than of fiction. I wondered if the author was just relaying a story that had happened to her.
The book also annoyed me for a few reasons. There were many typos and some misspellings and poor grammar. Some examples are starring instead of staring, its instead of it's and then instead of than.
Another thing that annoyed me was some of the careless things that the lead character did, especially in the 2nd half of the book. I also felt that the end kind of left some things unfinished, especially regarding the dog.
Morgan's story will keep the reader's attention to the very last page. The characters: Morgan's stalker, his family, her classmates, and Aunt Rory are interesting and genuine. The story is dead on. This young adult fiction is fast-paced and a very enjoyable read for all ages.
There were 3 things that I disliked about this book: Basic TEEN IN PERIL #3A plot. Whiny spoilt teen takes mother's car even though she was told not to, and gets in the worst sort of trouble with a stranger. Whiny spoilt teenager gets chased, stalked and basically scared out of her tiny little mind. BIG personal bugaboo for me: First person singular voice. This is why I dislike a lot of Patricia Cornwall's works.
I read through the book, wanting more and more with each passing page to reach out and slap the ever-lovin' (fill in the blank) out of this silly, stupid, shallow and superficial female, whose only redeeming quality seemed to be her attachment to her dog. I was at the point of just saying "PHOOEY on you-ee, Lou-ee" and deleting the entire thing.
I'm glad that I didn't delete the story, because the last 3 chapters completely redeemed the book for me. Suddenly, Morgan wasn't this two-dimensional whiny brat. The character grew into a likeable character who matured a LOT. She grew into caring about the villain's younger brother, she listened to her mother telling her a gut-wrenching secret (NOPE, no spoilers here - read the book. Trust me on this one, gangers). Suddenly, all of the characters turned into HUMAN BEINGS. Flawed, with problems and difficulties, but people that I actually would have liked to know in real life. That's an accomplishment.
I STILL can't give it a 5 start review simply because the first person singular narrative form made it difficult for me to read. However, I am looking forward to reading more of Ms. Andrews' work. Once she finally hits her stride, the narrative is interesting and engaging.
Good work, ma'am. I look forward to enjoying more of your works.
I found it to be rather fast-paced. There were a few times it lulled a little but it was during the lulls that you really got to know the people.
While I am not a huge fan of first person narratives, in this case it worked really well and made the story that much more believable. You got to feel her panic and fear as well as her shame and determination. You're there in her head while she works out her family issues, her desire for her boyfriend and the situation with her new stalker that grows more complex and creepier by the page.
While I would have loved to give this five stars, I just couldn't. There are things that a good editing would fix. There was also a couple of discrepancies in the narrative like a part involving her dog. In one scene she's feeding her dog before leaving for a game after school then later that evening she says she didn't see him since that morning. That's little I know but it was irksome in the flow of the story.
All-in-all I do like this book and will probably read it again. Wonderful debut!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Run Like Hell is a relatively quick read, and the author kept my interest in this stalker YA novel, but it needed structural editing. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Deborah Porter
A short story that will keep you busy for a few hours. A lot happens to this girl in such a short time.Published 8 months ago by Jcander
A nice entertaining read on a weekend with not much to do. Or a short trip. Not heavy, but fun.Published 22 months ago by Cillysue
I absolutely loved the book. It had me looking over my own shoulder when I heard a sound. Lol.Published 23 months ago by MopTopMaven
I loved the way the book started and the basic storyline. Other than some typical misspelling and grammar problems it was well-written until the end. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Teresa Collins
Not one of the better stories I have read but it was a solid plotline with relatable characters. I enjoyed the book but not sure I would have paid for the book.Published on November 10, 2013 by Lindsey
This book was like one of the best books I have ever read. It was awesome book and I hope there's a movie coming up. Read morePublished on September 23, 2013 by KImberly Elaine Guzman Torres-Ruiz
I thought this was a great little suspense book, not hard to follow...good pool side or summer read which I enjoyedPublished on August 13, 2013 by rakel
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