Starlight Animal Rescue: Runaway (Book 1)Dandi Daley Mackall
A new series by Dandi Daley Mackall, author of the best-selling Winnie the Horse Gentler series I've run away seven times—never once to anything, just away from. Maybe that's why they call me a “runaway,” and not a “run-to.” Meet 16-year-o... Read More
I've run away seven times—never once to anything, just away from. Maybe that's why they call me a “runaway,” and not a “run-to.”
Meet 16-year-old Dakota Brown. She used to love all things “horse” until she lost everything, including hope. The minute she sets foot on her foster parents' farm—Starlight Animal Rescue—she plans her escape. But can an “impossible” horse named Blackfire and this quirky collection of animal lovers be the home she's always dreamed of?
Starlight Animal Rescue: Where problem horses are trained and loved, where abandoned dogs become heroes, where stray cats become loyal companions. And where people with nowhere to fit in find a place to belong.
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover - Book 1
- Release Date: Aug 1, 2008
- UPC: 9781414312682
- Height: 0.58
- Width: 6.34
- Length: 6.90
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 206
- Publish Date: Sep 1, 2008
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 12
- Audience Age Minimum: 8
- BISAC: "JUV033010"
- ISBN: 1414312687
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- Very interesting perspective by Sofia Marie of Teens Live for Jesus on 12/20/2016
Typical Dakota -"Wherever we are going, I won't be staying. That much I can promise. I've run away seven times -never once to anything, just away from. "
Dakota Brown has mastered one thing:running away. Wherever Chicago's social services place her this time, she is determined to find a way out. But this new foster family isn't like the others. Something's different. People are nice, caring even. And there's an animal shelter nearby where Dakota can be with the horses whenever she wants. But she doesn't belong here, does she? She's just a foster, right? Her escape time is coming up, and Dakota doesn't know what to think.
"Runaway" has a very interesting perspective, which I, for one, should probably read more on. Dakota has never had a good family. That's why it's hard for her to understand the concept of being a part of God's. The family, at least most of it, is Christian. They love Dakota, something she had never experienced with foster parents and siblings. Faith isn't described as much as it could be, though.
On the technical side, "Runaway" relied very heavily on dialogue, which slowed down the story somewhat. And sometimes it was hard to tell what emotion the speaker was talking with.
Overall, "Runaway" has a good idea and good suspense, I think (I kept wondering how and if she was going to run away) but I'd really like if there was more about God.