I've got another review for y'all!
I was fortunate enough to get my hands on an advanced copy of Run by Kody Keplinger when I went to YALL West in May, and have been reading it slowly over the past couple of months. It was really good, but it was a book I needed to be in the mind set to read, so that's why it took me a while. Plus a lot of things have been going on in my life lately, it's been both an exciting and yet very sad year so far.
But anyway, finally got it done! So here's my review of Run by Kody Keplinger!
Note: This is an ARC review!
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.
Run was so much different than Kody Keplinger's other releases. It didn't have much of the humor, and fun story line that Kody's other books have had. However, that being said, it was still a really great book! Instead of focusing on crushes, it focused on friendship.
It had a much more serious outlook on life, and while Kody's other books had serious topics within them, they were an addition to the storyline. In Run, the seriousness is sort of made up the storyline.
If you're a fan of Kody, then I think you will still enjoy this story. Just be prepared that it is much different than Kody's other releases.
Run by Kody Keplinger is definitely a good read! It's realistic and deals with both an unusual friendships, but also a disability that is not featured in a lot of books...being blind. Kody has been pretty up front for years now about her being blind, which is something I really admire about her...that and the fact that she is only (almost) 25, has 7 published books, and had her first book published at 18! Impressive right??!! It was really interesting reading from the point of view of someone who can't see the world in the traditional sense, that a lot of us take for granted.
I recommend this one definitely!
The Romance Bookie :)