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Monday, April 13, 2009

6th Grade entry - Jack's Run

6th graders at WOMS have been invited to post guest entries on my blog for YA books they’ve recently read. This is Cody’s entry. Thanks, Cody!

Jack’s Run

Roland Smith
Hyperion, 246

Joanne moves to California to pursue her acting and singing career. Her brother Jack has to move in with her because their parents are trying to put Alonzo Aznar in jail. When Joanne sings for American Idol, Alonzo hears her voice on T.V.
Alonzo goes to where Jack, Joanne, and Joanne’s friend lives and kidnap Jack and his sister. They let Joanne’s friend go. Alonzo takes Joanne and her brother to a place where no one knows where they are. He locks them in a room where no one can here them. After a day one of his workers Snake Eyes comes down to kill them. Jack is way ahead of Snake Eyes and has a plan to escape the room.
Jack Osborne is the main character in Jacks Run. He and his family are in the witness security program because his dad was into bad stuff with Alonzo Aznar. He has already busted his family once and they have been relocated twice. Jack’s under cover name is Mack. Jack is, most of the time, the main focus of the book. He is always thinking ahead and is very helpful to his family when they, and even when they don’t, need him.
The thing I liked best about the book is that no one gives up on what they want to accomplish. For an example Jack and Joanne never give up on getting away from Alonzo. Another example is Jack and his sister’s mom and dad never give up on finding Joanne and Jack.
I would recommend this book to my friend Dylan. I would also recommend this book to people who like intense books and attention grabbing adventures. This is definitely one of those “I can’t set it down, mom let me read for fifteen more minutes” book.

Submitted by
Cody W

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