ON THE RUN by Michael Coleman


Age Range: 10 - 14
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An absorbing British import about the redemptive power of trust. Luke Reid is a skilled thief for whom picking locks is life’s greatest joy. When caught in the act of stealing a pair of running shoes from a car, Luke takes flight. His victim, who wasn’t buying running shoes for nothing, follows, but breaks his leg in the chase. Luke may have to serve time for this one, but his victim’s blind daughter offers him an alternative. With her father in a cast, Jodi needs a guide to help her realize her dream of running in the London Marathon. As Luke learns to guide Jodi, he finds that being responsible for another individual elevates him in many ways. Coleman’s story doesn’t offer solutions that are too pat, as Luke has to run hard to escape his criminal past and start a new life. Thus the fairy-tale ending satisfies. (Fiction. 10-14)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2004
ISBN: 0-525-47318-1
Page count: 208pp
Publisher: Dutton
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1st, 2004


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