Monday, August 23, 2004

On the Run--Michael Coleman

Luke is a juvenile delinquent--his dad is in prison, again, and he seems to be headed in the same direction. While walking in a mall parking garage, he spots a 4x4 and decides to break in so he can steal a pair of running shoes. He has a talent for picking locks and would have been able to get away with the shoes if two local older thugs hadn't jumped him from behind and stolen the car. Luke is left behind and implicated in the car theft. Long story short, he's given community service instead of Juvie because of a letter written by the daughter of the care owner who saw good in him when he saved her life in the garage (the thugs tried to run her down).

Good story, Luke matures and realizes he doesn't want to be a criminal. The climax is exciting. But there's really nothing special about it. Nothing screams out Top Shelf.

Reading: Hunter--Joy Cowley
On My Nightstand: Juliet Dove, Queen of Love--Coville; something else I can't remember right now.

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