The Runner is the first book in a seven-part series that follows the life of Michael Knight, a young man who is conflicted about his future and who embarks on a long journey of self-discovery. In that sense, Michael is like many of us. I don't think anyone ever just "arrives." We all have to go through things in life in order to learn and grow.
Michael Knight has the perfect life. The town loves him, everything is going well, and he’s loving the path he’s walking in life. He goes to a university and receives an opportunity of a life time. Wealth and power is offered to him, and the big choice is: Will he take it and everything will be home-free, or will the power he’s given be too much for him?
I really liked this book! The characters were great to read about. I honestly connected with Michael and wanted to feel his feelings at the beginning of the book. Everyone liking me, having a smooth path to walk on… all what I want. At one point or another people have big choices. Like what do you want for a career path? Should I ask her to marry me? And all of those questions that make you want to think long and hard. Michael has a decision to make, and the plot thickens. The side characters clicked well and I felt like they were nicely written. What I love about books is how the characters grow, and Michael does a superb job. He learns from his mistakes, and it’s great to read how he remedies that.
The plotline was fast pace and kept me on my toes. I really didn’t think this would be an action book, but there was some definite “omg” parts that came out of no where. It had many twists and turns, I never know what was going to happen! Sometimes I guessed “This is what will happen” but I’ll be proven wrong the next chapter. It’s an entertaining read and I loved how everything came together. The ride with Michael and everyone else is a fun one, and I recommend this book!
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