Night Runner: A Novel

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St. Martin's Press, Sep 29, 2009 - Young Adult Fiction - 272 pages
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For Zack Thomson, living in the Nicholls Ward isn't so bad. After his parents died, he developed strange and severe allergies, and the mental institution was the only place where he could be properly looked after. As strange as it was, it was home. He could watch as much television as he wanted; his best friend Charlie visited him often enough; and Nurse Ophelia--the prettiest no-nonsense nurse ever--sometimes took him bowling. Of course, that didn't mean he had it easy. His allergies restricted his diet to strawberry smoothies, and being the only kid at the hospital could get lonely. But it never once crossed Zack's mind to leave...until the night someone crashed through the front doors and told him to run. Now he's on a race for answers--about his past, his parents, and his strange sickness--even as every step takes him closer to the darkest of truths.

 

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User Review  - ShannaRedwind - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed the first part of this book and slowly learning the symptoms that he had. The rest of the book was alright. I liked Zack's character, but I found the other characters slightly flat ... Read full review

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User Review  - lizard_698959 - LibraryThing

This book was a little too over written for a YA Action book. There was so much word building and so much detail to things that really didn't matter. The main character who's pov the story is told in ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 1 The Visitor
1
Chapter 2 Breakout
6
Chapter 3 The Second Coming
9
Chapter 4 The Interview
13
Chapter 5 Family Resemblance
17
Chapter 6 Charlie
26
Chapter 7 Bad Dreams
35
Chapter 8 Family Matters
38
Chapter 25 Food Trouble
131
Chapter 26 Bad Press
136
Chapter 27 Meeting Luna
142
Chapter 28 A Warning from My Father
154
Chapter 29 The Killing Urge
160
Chapter 30 Marshmallows
164
Chapter 31 The Fate of All Vampires
174
Chapter 32 Problem Child
180

Chapter 9 The Crazy Truth
44
Chapter 10 Strange Questions
48
Chapter 11 Death and Undeath
52
Chapter 12 The Fallen
59
Chapter 13 Everett Johansson
63
Chapter 14 Emergency Exit
67
Chapter 15 The Vampire
73
Chapter 16 Creatures of the Night
80
Chapter 17 The Safe House
88
Chapter 18 The Boogeyman
95
Chapter 19 The Vampire Problem
99
Chapter 20 Collision
103
Chapter 21 Homecoming
109
Chapter 22 The Journal
117
Chapter 23 A New Plan
122
Chapter 24 Charlies Cottage
126
Chapter 33 On the Run
184
Chapter 34 Explanations
189
Chapter 35 Helpless
197
Chapter 36 Flight
203
Chapter 37 Iron Spike Enterprises
212
Chapter 38 Betrayed
217
Chapter 39 The Coven of the Dragon
221
Chapter 40 Abandoned
227
Chapter 41 Reunion
233
Chapter 42 The Test
238
Chapter 43 Choices
243
Chapter 44 My Second Death
247
Life After Death
254
Acknowledgments
263
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About the author (2009)

Max Turner is the author of the young adult vampire novel End of Days. He is a high school science teacher and lives in Ottawa with his wife and children.

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