Runner

When a new job falls his way, Chance jumps at the opportunity, becoming a runner who picks up strange packages on a daily route and delivers them to a shady man at the marina. Chase knows how much he will earn—what he doesn’t know is how much he will pay. 

 

Suspenseful, fast-paced, and timely, this novel avoids easy answers as it examines issues of terrorism and patriotism, fear and courage, and lives of privilege and poverty. 

 

This paperback edition includes a Q and A with author Carl Deuker.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618735051

  • ISBN-10: 0618735054

  • Pages: 224

  • Price: $8.99

  • Publication Date: 04/23/2007

  • Carton Quantity: 48

  • Age(s): 12,13,14,15,16

  • Grade(s): 7-12

Carl Deuker
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Carl Deuker

Carl Deuker describes his younger self as a classic second-stringer: "I was too slow and too short for basketball; I was too small for football, a little too chicken to hang in there against the best fastballs. So, by my senior year the only sport I was still playing was golf." Combining his enthusiasm for both writing and athletics, Deuker has written many exciting, award-winning novels for young adults.  
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  • reviews

    "The sports and suspenseful action will easily draw readers, as will the gripping adventure’s deeper issues of crime, class, ineffectual parents, and a teen’s questions about his uncertain future." Booklist, ALA

    "Writing in a fast-paced, action-packed, but at the same time reflective style, Deuker uses fewer sports scenes than in his previous novels, and instead uses running as a hook to entice readers into a perceptive coming-of-age novel." School Library Journal

    "Fast-paced and suspenseful." Horn Book

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618735051

  • ISBN-10: 0618735054

  • Pages: 224

  • Price: $8.99

  • Publication Date: 04/23/2007

  • Carton Quantity: 48

  • Age(s): 12,13,14,15,16

  • Grade(s): 7-12

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