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.
I am a huge fan of Kody Keplinger’s work. Her writing never fails to impress me, and her characters are just so incredibly relatable and real. Kody is on my auto-buy list and I have yet to be even slightly disappointed by one of her books. RUN is no exception. This book was absolutely beautiful.
First of all, I loved the alternating POV’s in Run. Bo and Agnes each get to tell the story from their points of view, with Agnes taking on the past and Bo telling the present in alternating chapters. It was such a great way of building up to the climax of the story.
Bo and Agnes make wonderful heroines. They are so different in so many ways, but similar in the most important ways. Their friendship that blossoms and is tested in this story is beautiful. I truly believe that we need more books that show strong, true female friendships. I’m tired of girls hating each other on the spot, or fighting over boys. YA literature is finally grasping the fact that girls can be friends without clawing each other’s eyes out, and Kody has written this aspect so well. Yes, Bo and Agnes have issues to face and overcome that test their bond, but their love and friendship is always a motivating factor in their actions and this is the kind of relationship that young girls need to be reading about today.
The story in Run moves fast, and the book itself isn’t long, so it makes for a quick, easy read. That doesn’t mean that it won’t make an impact on the reader. RUN is a book that I am going to come back to time and again, I’ll keep the story of Bo and Agnes in the back of my mind for a very long time.
I highly recommended checking out RUN by Kody Keplinger, it will be available for purchase June 28, 2016!