Bauer, Michael Gerard. The running man.

Author:Larsen, Ashleigh
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

BAUER, Michael Gerard. The running man. HarperCollins, Greenwillow. 272p. c2008. 978-0-06-145508-7. $16.99. S

Having been assigned by his art teacher to draw a portrait of someone interesting, Joseph has difficulty picking a subject. That is, until his next-door neighbor, Caroline, suggests that he draw her brother, Tom, the neighborhood mystery man. Since the man hasn't left his house in 30 years, Joseph hesitates, but eventually agrees that Tom would make a great subject. Through vivid descriptions, Bauer paints a picture of the fear of rejection that dominates Tom and Joseph's actions. In snippets of conversation and their shared love for silkworms, Joseph and Tom begin to lay the...

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