Run by Kody KeplingerRun by Kody Keplinger


byKody Keplinger

Hardcover | June 28, 2016

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Bestselling author of The DUFF returns with a stunning new YA novel about the risks we'll take to save our friends . . . and ourselves.

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 grew up in a small Kentucky town. During her senior year of high school she wrote her debut novel, The DUFF, which is a New York Times bestseller, a USA Today bestseller, a YALSA Top Ten Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers and a Romantic Times Top Pick. It has since been adapted into a major motion picture. Kody is also the...
Title:RunFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.56 × 5.97 × 1.18 inPublished:June 28, 2016Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054583113X

ISBN - 13:9780545831130


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Really well written and the story was enjoyable. I didn't think this book was going to be good, but then I read it and it was amazing.
Date published: 2016-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Run - a story of friendship on the road Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Let me start off by saying that I loved Kody Keplinger's The Duff, and have reread it quite a few times. I didn't love Lying Out Loud, but I did enjoy it. So going into the reading of Run, I wasn't sure how it would turn out. The story is told in alternating povs and jumps between past and present according to the narrator. The two protagonists are Bo Dickinson and Agnes Atwell and, in the present, the girls are running away from Mursey - their home and small town. Through glimpses into the past we discover why they are running away and some of their secrets. The girls have a tradition of asking each other for information that no one else knows about them and in this way we (the reader) discover their secrets too. We discover that Agnes is legally blind and feels suffocated by her over-protective parents. We also discover that Bo is bi-sexual and feels suffocated because of her bad reputation- earned because of her family name, not her own actions. I enjoyed these looks into the past because of the insights they provided. In the present pov, I liked the road trip aspects of the book. I also enjoyed how matter-of-factly each girl dealt with the other's quirks. I was sad to finish the book as I could have kept reading about them for a lot longer. The story was well-written and kept my attention and I'd definitely recommend it.
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well written story of friendship Run tells the story of the friendship of two girls from a small town called Mursey. Bo Dickinson has everything going against her just because her family name has a bad reputation with the town. But after befriending Agnes, a blind girl from a well-loved church going family, things begin to change for both of them. Told in duel perspective and duel time we see the girls relationship going through ups and downs leading to the moment they begin to run away and where that leads them throughout the story. This is such an amazing read. So well written and the LGBT+ aspect was unexpected but very well done. I'm so happy to have read this book and I definitely recommend anyone who loves a good summery contemporary to give it a chance.
Date published: 2016-05-22

Read from the Book

I turn the knob and push open the door. Agnes lets go of my arm and slides her hand along the wall until she finds the light switch. A fluorescent light flickers on above us, revealing two cars parked side by side. One is the Atwoods' regular car, a white Toyota. I've seen Agnes's parents driving it around Mursey, picking her up from school, filling it with gas at the Shell station on Buckley Road. The other is an old, silver Chevy I ain't seen before."My sister's car," Agnes says, like she's reading my mind. "She's still at college, so nobody's using it.""Won't she be home for summer soon, though?"Agnes shrugs. "We need it more than she does."I can't argue with that. Agnes and I toss our backpacks in the back. Neither of our bags are heavy. We just packed what we absolutely needed. "Hop in, Utah," I say, patting the backseat. She climbs onto the seat and licks the side of my face before I shut the door.Agnes gets into the passenger seat and I run to turn off the garage light before I slide behind the wheel. Above my head, attached to the visor, is an automatic garage door opener."Will your parents hear?""No," Agnes says. "They sleep like rocks."My heart is pounding and my hands are slick with sweat as I shove one of the keys into the ignition. It takes me a few tries to get it to turn over, and the revving is so loud it makes me flinch. Her parents had better sleep like the dead, or else we ain't even getting out of the driveway. The clock on the dashboard lights up and tells me it's just past three a.m."Agnes," I say, almost choking on her name. "You sure you wanna do this?""No." She turns her head, and this time she's looking right at me. "But I'm doing it anyway."

Editorial Reviews

Praise for The DUFF"[A well-written, irreverent, and heartfelt debut." â??â??Publishers Weekly"A complex, enemies-with-benefits relationship that the YA market has never seen before ... Her snarky teen speak, true-to-life characterizations, and rollicking sense of humor never cease in her debut." â??â??Kirkus Reviews"What's best here is Bianca's brazen voice. Even when confused, she is truer to herself than most." â??â??BooklistPraise for Lying Out Loud"Keplinger creates vivid, believable characters that are full of spunk and joie de vivre . . . Fierce, fresh, total fun." â??â??Kirkus Reviews"Sonny is a realistic and very human character, and even though she is a liar, her motivations are all too believable." â??â??School Library Journal