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Run to Me

3.65  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  11 reviews
Sometimes love blurs the line between right and wrong...

For Abby Fox and Paul Beckett, life in the lakeside Australian town of Jungilla is far from idyllic. Running is the only thing that brings them peace.

Abby is a teacher tortured by her unfulfilled dreams. When she takes on the role of running coach at Whateley School, she never imagines it will unravel her whole life.

Kindle Edition, 243 pages
Published April 2nd 2012 by Erin Golding
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Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

Set in a small Australian town, Run To Me is an unconventional love story which explores the development of a relationship between thirty something English teacher Abby Fox and seventeen year old high school student Paul Beckett.

It's a challenging subject to write about given that the teacher-student dynamic and age difference are well entrenched social taboo's but I think Golding does a good job of exploring the genuine connection between Abby and Paul, without ignoring the very real issues tha
Sharon Mariampillai
Actual Rating: 3.5

This was a great book. I enjoy student-teacher relationship books. It was a nice story that followed the story of Wuthering Heights. It had the intensity and passion of that story. Also, I feel like the characters and plot were well developed.

The only thing I did not like was that the teacher, Abby, had an affair behind her husband's back with her student. It brought my rating down. The story just made me confused and it made me put the book down a couple of times. Overall,
Abigail Fox was starting at the local Whateley High School as English teacher, in the town of Jungilla where she’d been born and raised. She loved the town, and returned to teach after studying and gaining her teaching qualifications. Mrs Fox (as the students called her) introduced herself to the administration office first thing…

Paul Beckett was seventeen, a rebel, called his father ‘The Chief’ as they didn’t get on, and knew, even though this was his final year at school, that he didn’t want t
Low Bee Hwa
Dec 11, 2018 rated it really liked it

I would have given five stars with an ending that is more definitive. This ending is too abrupt! And open-ended.
Jan 09, 2021 rated it it was ok
It felt like definitely someone in a position of power taking advantage and it didn't feel right. ...more
Jul 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
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There is a part of all of us that beckons to watch the car accident, the train wreck, or our co-workers marriage going down the tubes. We are quiet observers of major life events going on around us, and we sit in judgement of everyone around us, never stopping for a minute to look at the reflection in the mirror. "That could never happen to me", we exclaim to ourselves as we look down our proverbial noses, never judging aloud, but al
Jul 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
Abby Fox is a teacher who is unhappy in her life and ignored by her husband. Paul Beckett is her 17 year old student who is living a miserable existence, made worse by his father’s tormenting. Run to Me is the story of how their relationship evolves beyond teacher-student and how Abby’s life falls apart because of it.

When I started I didn’t think “Run to Me” was going to take the direction it did. I assumed it was maybe an inspiring story of a dedicated teacher helping an underdog student chan
Miri Goldenberg
Wow, what a book. I think I never finished a book so fast like I did with this book. It was so addictive and I couldn't put it down, wanting to know what was going to happen and how it will end.
The writing was very good and managed to deliver the emotions and the whole story very well. Even though I loved this book I couldn't connect with the main character, Abby. Sure I can somehow understand why she did the thing she did but yet I couldn't sympathize with her. Also another thing that bug me is
Berenice Rodrigues
Jul 07, 2016 rated it liked it
I liked the story. Though usually cheating is a big no, no for me in this story I didn't quite mind. I would have given 4 stars if wasn't for the ending. I hated the end. My goodness! Please do not end a story like that. That's just wrong. If you got tired of writing then please just include an epilogue to really finish things up.
I would understand if the author was planning on writing a sequel, but I don't believe this was the case. I felt the whole book ran towards the end and then just stoppe
Mar 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful read with a sensitively handled plot based around a passionate love story, with truly engaging characters and a meaningful portrayal of relationships breaking down and new ones developing.
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I'm a writer, spiritual seeker and film fanatic. Born and raised in Australia, I am now based in London.

My favourite book is The Time Traveler's Wife. For some strange reason I adore tragic love stories! :)

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My contemporary romantic novel 'Run to Me' is set in the fictional lakeside town of Jungi

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