Wednesday, January 8, 2014

I, Run

 Rating:  5 stars

I found this book to be extremely confusing at first, a whirlwind of emotion and turmoil, of drama and sin, confusion and life lessons.  Above all things, I found this book to be thoroughly enjoyable.  E.L. Farris weaves a tale that is eerily close to some peoples' hearts, closer than many would like to admit.  The story is of a runner, a woman by the name of Sally Lane, who uses running as her coping mechanism--she uses it overcome past traumas, and to deal with her inability to cope with those issues in the present day.

The perspective the novel is written in really gives insight into the inner turmoil of the main character--we are able to join her and Little Sally in their struggle to find themselves, as it were, and to find and face the demons that plague them.  The book describes familial drama, internal drama, and external forces all working to seemingly conspire against the main character.  The drama is gripping, and it does not let you go throughout the entire novel.

I enjoyed the way the author wrote immensely, and the the way the characters were portrayed brought them to life for me.  E.L. Farris is a natural writer, and it will bring enjoyment to all who read it. 

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