Jun 6, 2016

Review: Run by Kody Keplinger

I have been a Kody Keplinger fan since the beginning. I love all her books, but RUN is a bit different from past books. But it's that difference that made it even more special. Because while I have come to love the way Keplinger writes a romance, the romance this time around is between two best friends.

OK, no romance, but the love story is that these two girls - Bo and Agnes - are besties who will move heaven and earth for each other. Their love transcends "romantic love". It is, in fact, what love truly is. Absolute faith and trust in some one else.

Told in true-to-form Keplinger style with humor and heart, RUN is a brilliant book that will leave you wanting to cuddle your best friend and be thankful that you have one of your own.

Now where's my bestie?

Bo Dickinson is a girl with a wild reputation, a deadbeat dad, and a mama who's not exactly sober most of the time. Everyone in town knows the Dickinsons are a bad lot, but Bo doesn't care what anyone thinks.

Agnes Atwood has never gone on a date, never even stayed out past ten, and never broken any of her parents' overbearing rules. Rules that are meant to protect their legally blind daughter -- protect her from what, Agnes isn't quite sure.

Despite everything, Bo and Agnes become best friends. And it's the sort of friendship that runs truer and deeper than anything else.

So when Bo shows up in the middle of the night, with police sirens wailing in the distance, desperate to get out of town, Agnes doesn't hesitate to take off with her. But running away and not getting caught will require stealing a car, tracking down Bo's dad, staying ahead of the authorities, and -- worst of all -- confronting some ugly secrets.

Kody Keplinger was born and raised in small town western Kentucky, where she began her writing career after penning the New York Times and USA Today bestseller, The DUFF, at age seventeen.The DUFF, now a major motion picture, was chosen as an YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Readers and a Romantic Times Top Pick. Kody has since written other books for both young adult and middle grade readers. When she isn't writing, Kody is posting about fashion and body positivity on her Instagram, chatting about her favorite TV shows on Twitter, or making videos for her YouTube account. Kody is also the co-founder of Disability in KidLit and a teacher at the Gotham Writers Workshops in NYC.
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  1. I've enjoyed Kody's books and love stories about best friends. I'm looking forward to reading RUN.

  2. I'm so excited for this book. I really love Kody's past works.

  3. I love friendship stories and this one will take me into a world/let me be someone I never had the courage to be--a rule breaker.

  4. I got hooked after reading the synopsis. Cannot wait to read this one!

  5. This is an author that I've wanted to try for some time. Everyone tells me to read her books, since I'm devouring all contemporary YA right now. I've run through Sarah Dessen and Huntley Fitzpatrick, so I guess Keplinger is up next.


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