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Running the Risk

3.48 of 5 stars 3.48  ·  rating details  ·  31 ratings  ·  11 reviews
After being the victim of an armed robbery, Sean should be terrified but he isn't. He finds he likes the rush that comes from danger and tries to recreate the feeling. But when his risktaking leads him to some of the worst parts of town and he finds himself face-to-face with the original armed robbers, he finds he must do the right thing.
Paperback, 110 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Orca Book Publishers (first published January 1st 2009)
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Jeffrey Coronado
Running The Risk by: Lesley Choyce is a thrilling book. The summary of this book is "Sean is attracted to danger. After being the cictim of an armed robbery, Sean should be terrified but he isn't. He finds he likes the rush that comes from danger and tries to recreate the feeling. But when his ribs taking leads him to some of the worst parts of town and he finds himself face-to-face with the original armed robbers, he finds he must do the right thing." I picked this book because the tittle soun ...more
Tanner Oleksiuk
Sean recently received a new job at a burger joint, Burger Heaven, where he was given the night shift. After working for a while on what seemed like a normal night, two masked gunman came into Burger Heaven asking for all the money in the cash registers. At this moment when the gunman had the gun in Sean’s face he changed, instead of getting scared he stayed calm something he would have never done before. This book may seem action-packed; however, it is more of a dramatic type setting where he ...more
David Nawloka
Running the risk by Lesley Choyce
Fiction
4 out of 5 stars

This book is about a kid called Sean. He was working on day at burger heaven which is a restaurant and its also his job. It was late ant night and some guys with ski masks walked in and took Sean and the guys with ski masks made Sean give them money. Sean noticed one of the robbers eyes. Later on in the story he finds a guy and he meets his eyes and he notices that he has seen them before and then he remembered that it was the robber that r
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com

Sean has lived a fairly low-key existence. He does well in school and has parents who support him and expect him to head to college when he finishes high school. They really don't even care if he gets an after-school job, instead thinking he should focus his attention on success in school. But the lure of some extra pocket money and a little excitement lead him to a job at Burger Heaven.

Flipping burgers is not Sean's dream job, but
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Tim Davis
The insight into a modern teenage life could not be viewed any better,then by viewing work from amazing author Lesley Choice. She gives us insight through our main character Sean who is in high school, but also works a night shift at the local burger restaurant. His life is what today's society would call "normal". He is not a troubled child, he doesn't have failing grades. Ordinary, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Our real story begins when an event in his life changes his entire outlook o ...more
Terry
Another solid title from Orca. Choyce takes the story in some interesting directions from the opening scene of an armed robbery. Our protagonist escapes, only to feel oddly emboldened by the experience, while his co-workers have different reactions. Ultimately, the story is about making choices: wise, unwise, strong and weak. I expect teens will like it, even if the end is a bit too neat.

There is a scene of drug use, but there is nothing here that will shock most high school readers.
Michael
You're sixteen. You live in a nice neighb orhood. Your father is an accountant for God's sake. You KNOW what it means to be careful, to be safe. Until someone puts a gun in your face...
Amanda
This book was absolutely amazing. A really short read but worth it
Belle
It's just a quick read.

A slice of life.
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Oct 12, 2010 Jeremy G is currently reading it
its really good so far!
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the book was great
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Lesley Choyce is a novelist and poet living at Lawrencetown Beach, Nova Scotia. He is the author of more than 80 books for adults, teens and children. He teaches in the English Department and Transition Year Program at Dalhousie University. He is a year-round surfer and founding member of the 1990s spoken word rock band, The SurfPoets. Choyce also runs Pottersfield Press, a small literary publishi ...more
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