Monday, March 21, 2011

Inside my mind, there’s a ticking, life a clock running down. I have a week and a half to learn how to drive. I am running out of time. So is Blackfire.

Book: Runaway by Dandi Daley Mackall, Tyndale House Publishers, 2008
 Runaway (Starlight Animal Rescue)
Genre: Realistic Fiction, Horse Story
Target Audience: Girls 13-19
Summary: She’s never stayed in any place for very long and she has no intention of starting now. But she’s not going back where she came from either. This time she’s making her escape. A friend will help her if she can get to Chicago in time – which requires learning how to drive there in a week and a half. The biggest problem though, isn’t the escape plan. The problem is that there are things pulling her away from the desire to escape. Things such as a wild horse that she seems to be able to reach more than anyone else. Or a family that truly knows what it means to love one another. Or a God that this family serves. Her list of reasons to escape isn’t nearly as long as it should be. Can she harden herself enough to get away in time?
Notes: This is the first in Dandi Daley Mackall’s newest animal series. The focus is on a family that brings in foster children or teens who are desperately in need of love. Each book in the series focuses on one child or teen and their struggles. In this one, Dakota learns about God’s love for His children, and the kind of love that His children can show to others.
Recommendation Scale: 4.5/5
Reviewer: J:-)mi

1 John 3:1 – How great is the love that the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!


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