Runner by Carl Deuker Blurb: 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.
This is a fast- pace thriller about a poor teenaged boy named Chance Taylor, who is illegally transporting Runner carl deuker and an unknown read package that is extremely important to the dealers.
Chance in a nutshell is poor, loner kid who lives in a sailboat with a drunk, unemployed during most of the story father. This book has many twists and is very emotionally thrilling; I had a hard time trying to stop reading the book during my free time.
The main themes of this story were all about the right decisions, patriotism, and life struggles. Chance was a character that had many problems for a teenager in high school that most high school students could never live; his life was a tragedy.
The story mainly takes place at Lincoln High School. The two most important characters obviously are Chance and Jack Taylor, his father. Through out the story Chance is challenge with many hard decisions that he has to make; these decision eventually effect of the other characters.
These decisions forced him to become a more mature and wiser person. During this time he realizes the things most important him; his friends and family. His father starts off as the generic drunk and careless dad in any other story, but he changes as the story moves on.
Jack Taylor on the outside seem like a bum, but inside he is a really good guy, will to sacrifices his self for the sake of others.
The first chapter, compared to the other chapters of the first act, was very fast-paced and griping; it was a great way to hook readers in. The second act focus on the growing issues and does a lot of foreshadowing, with out being to slow.
The last act was a big ride on a gigantic rollercoaster. Sure it moves at a decent pace, but suddenly everything moves to high gear; characters are starting to die, all the characters are all coming together for a common issue, all the decision from the first two acts are now raining down and being reviled in this act, then it beautifully resolves.
An enthralling young adult novel that I had the privilege of reading is Runner by Carl Deuker. In this book, Runner, Carl Deuker not only told a fantastic tale of family and friendship, he also perfectly told the internal workings of the "teenage society".
He included many of the personal conflicts that today's adolescents must deal with. I do agree with on these themes and it is a very fantastic story, mainly the relationship Chance had with Dad.
The book comes across a little flat for me. It was also a little heavy on the patriotism and painting enlistment as a good option for Chance after school.Gym candy by Carl Deuker (Book) 6 editions published between and in English and held by 1, WorldCat member libraries worldwide. About. An American author of young adult novels, he is best known for works such as On the Devil's Court, Heart of a Champion, and Night Hoops.
His novels earned Young Adult Book of the Year Awards in South Carolina, Nebraska, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Iowa. by Carl Deuker Levi was simple, like a child.
It was the best thing about him, and it was the worst, too. When high school senior Jonas moves to Seattle, he is glad to meet Levi, a nice, soft-spoken guy and fellow basketball player. The Runner's World Cookbook: Ultimate Recipes for Fueling Up and Slimming Down--While Enjoying Every Bite Have not added any PDF format description!
Carl Deuker; This page contains affiliate links and advertising. See the full disclosure. Book List. List Format: 10 titles 10 titles. Gutless. General Fiction. Sep From the author of Gym Candy comes a novel of football and bullying, finding friends and finding courage.
Runner. In this heart-pounding thriller, Carl Deuker combines global concerns and the threat of terrorism with the everyday worries of a teen who only wants to .