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by Don Sawyer
$13.95 CDN
ISBN 978-0-9813164-6-8

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About the Book

Running is a fast-paced story about friendship, redemption, and the triumph of love.

Louie and Paul come from very different worlds. Yet they have one thing in common—tragedies have shattered their families. To bury their hurt, they run fast and relentlessly. A chance accident on the trails brings the two boys together, and an unlikely friendship grows. Joined by Annie, another loner who has secrets of her own, they form a threesome that runs like the wind in the hills above their town. But a disastrous attempt by Paul to join the school's cross country squad and an explosive encounter with their star runner turns the alliance upside down. Overcoming their anger and loneliness, the three find a way to become a team again—and hatch an outrageous plot along the way!

About the Author

Don Sawyer has authored more than ten books. These include the award-winning young adult novel, Where the Rivers Meet, and the acclaimed non-fiction account of his first teaching experience in rural Newfoundland, Tomorrow Is School. Don is an educator and writer who has travelled and worked in West Africa and the Caribbean as well as with First Nations communities in Canada. He lives in Salmon Arm, British Columbia.

Recent Reviews

Twenty years later and still powerful and current, Don Sawyer's Where the Rivers Meet rings true to my experience as a First Nations teacher. It's neither shallow nor superficial—rather, its depth beckons to be explored. Now, Sawyer's latest book Running takes young adult readers down another true path. It will hold readers' attention to a surprising yet triumphant finish.

Reviewer: Brian Johnston
Teacher, Winnipeg, Manitoba

I liked Running a lot. The language is authentic and keeps teens engaged. The themes are relevant and teens like a little romance, too, which this book provides. Running is also well written - I really enjoyed it myself. I recommended the book for inclusion on the NL high school novels list, particularly as an easy read -- good for ESL kids or struggling readers.

Elizabeth Noseworthy
ESL Program Development Specialist
Department of Education
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador