**The Runner I would say is a pretty good book. I’m sure a lot of people who read it can relate to the issues it goes over. It’s about a boy named Chance whose father is an alcoholic and whose mother ran away. Chance’s dad looses his job and gets an unexpected job offer from an unusual character. He is to receive and deliver packages, that catch is that he doesn’t know what’s in the packages or who they’re addressed to. He realizes this sounds fishy but knowing the bills won’t get paid without this 200 extra a week he takes the job anyways. He is stuck in between doing the right thing and doing what he has to to take care of his dad
***I think that runner was pretty good. The book kept me interested because there was a lot of action through out the whole book. Chance's father is a war veteran that has lost his job and is an alcoholic. Chance gets a job offer for $200 a week. He has to continue his running route but with a backpack, and in the rocks, there are packages every couple days. The situation gets hairy at the end with very unexpected outcomes. I would recommend this book to people that like reading, and it's not a very long book either.
**** I Give this book 4 stars. I thought it was a good book. It shows some hardships that people may have to go through. It also shows what some will do for others even if there different. I liked how this book was written. I like the main character and how hard he was willing to work to keep his home. He also had to take risk so he could be with his father I recommend reading this book.
***This was a good book to read. There are a lot of issues in this book that are going on today. War veterans who can’t find work and practically are homeless. Families struggling to make ends meet. This book definitely shows the desperation of poverty here in America. I also like how they show that innocent people can unknowingly get involved with a group who is trying to harm others. I would recommend this to anyone.
**** The Runner was a very good and interesting book. It’s the main character named Chance is not the richest kid in his class and his dad has a hard time keeping up with a job. Well Chance needs money for rent and to live so he takes a very risky job offer and ends up getting in to far over his head. All in all this was a really good book has lots of action and keeps you wanting more. Right away you can’t put it down and for a kind of short book it gets straight to the point, fills you in on what is happing and there is not a dull moment through out it. I would defiantly recommend this book.
I would give this book a 10 because the action packed thrilling non-stop adventure is full of surprises. It’s about a kid named Chance that grows up not having much unlike the other kids at school. Most kids live in a home while Chance lives in a sail boat with his alcoholic dad. One day a fat man comes up to Chance giving him the chance to quite his job and make some money picking up some packages. But the catch is that he doesn’t know what’s in them. This book will leave you guessing to the very end.
The story of runner is a complex one in the simplest of forms. It’s the title and only that, it revolves around that one topic far too much for one book. The concept is hard to explain, it’s more that the main character Chance Taylor, runs from everything, including family, friends, and problems. Which only shovels on more emphasis on his habit of already running for leisure and later as a form of work. Realistically the only truly good part of this book is the end in which Chance abruptly stops running from his problems and instead faces them more or less head on. Of Course that only lasts for a few pages in the climax then the story just takes a cliff dive from there into a 24/7 yawning festival. If the author could do a revision of the book and work it to be less emphasizing on running and a bit broader, as well with a small change to the end, then it would be a rather good book.
I think that "The Runner", is a really good book for many reasons. It is about a high school boy named Chance. Chance lived on a tiny house boat with his alcoholic dad. His mother ran away many years before and he hasn't spoken to her for a really long time. When Chance's dad loses his job, Chance doesn't know how they will pay the bills, till this random guy offers him a job. The job is picking up packages while he is doing is daily run. Chance suspects something is weird but he takes the job reguardless, he really needs the money. Everything is going good until the packages start changing and he has to store them in his tiny room, but what is in the boxes? Is it drugs? Or something worse. The book kept me going and I couldn't put it down, I would reccommend it to anyone who likes suspenseful books.
*** The book Runner by Carl Deuker is about Chance Taylor, your everyday high school student in Seattle. He lives on The Tiny Dancer with his alcoholic ex-military father who can’t seem to keep a job. One day Chance gets an offer to make some extra money and he doesn’t have to change his daily routine; run to the marina and bring a package back if there is one. Throughout the book Chance finds out his new job isn’t exactly legal and he’s gotten in way over his lead.
I give the book runner 4 out of 4 stars. I think that runner was a very interesting book. The book runner is about a kid who gets picked on in school, his parents got a divorce, and he doesn’t really have any friends. So his life isn’t that great. Then one day this man gave him a job by running down by the beach and picking up these packages for him and he would get paid major money. So there’s the mystery of what’s in the packages and what would happen to him if he were to go to the police, take the packages, or just stop picking them up. This book does a great job of keeping you interested and guessing until the very end.
*** Runner by Carl Deuker was a fairly interesting book that kept me reading on. The book is about a young man named Chester Taylor who lives with his dad on their run-down sailboat, the Tiny Dancer. Chance’s father is an alcoholic that moves from job to job to pay the bills. Chance’s mother ran away years ago. When his father loses his job, Chance is offered a job picking up packages that pays much better than washing dishes. He just doesn’t know what’s in the packages. Runner is suspenseful and is real enough that some teens may be able to relate.
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