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The Girl Who Loved To Run

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The Girl Who Loved to Run is a lyrically written love story full of heartache and heroism, mystery and romance.
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Published (first published July 2002)
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Kelly
Dec 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
The Girl Who Loved to Run by G.P. Schultz is the type of story that is so vivid and truthful, that as a reader, you can see it all play out before your eyes. Schultz tells the reader that the first 100 pages are autobiographical, but it's the following 300 pages that I became attached to. I think that everyone can relate to this book, regardless of where you were born and raised, your age, your gender, or your religion. Greg Benner grapples with love, loss, friendship, faith, and ambition from t ...more
Alexis
Mr. Schultz gave me a copy of this for free in exchange for a review.

This book takes place from 1950 until 1964. The beginning of the book is very choppy because it jumps from one thing to another without knowing how much time is being skiped. It smooths out once Greg meets Jack and Beth. There is a mystery about who is bombing the chemical plant in town. I was very surprised at the outcome. This is going on as the three of them are growing up from middle schoool until their senior year of high
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Jennifer (Wonderland Books)
I found this book a little difficult to get through and I think that's mainly because it is not the type of book that I would normally read. I usually stick to Young Adult Science Fiction novels. However, I did enjoy this author's writing style and felt priviledged that he sent me a copy in order to do a review. But as I said before, the subject matter is not what I am accustomed to and I think that this book would be more enjoyable to someone who has a wider range of books that they read. ...more
Jennifer
Dec 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 1st-reads, indies
I won this story from Goodreads and am so grateful. I found this authors writing style to be almost like poetry. He had a way of moving the prose along in a way that you got caught up in the movement and felt as though you were there. I didn't particularly like the end of the book, because I was hoping for a happier ending, but it was consistent with real life and Mr. Schultz did a great job of handling it. ...more
Sandy Bartel
Jun 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book starts off slow which is fitting because it starts in the main character,Greg Benner's, childhood and we all know that time moves slower for children. The book picks up speed as he gets older and moves faster and faster as you get closer to the end with lots of excitement. As I close this book I understand completely why the author, Schultz, gave us such a long lead in. He wants you to fall in love with these characters and its impossible not to. ...more
Carmen
Aug 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014, in-my-library
I loved this book. It was truly amazing and suspenseful. Very cleverly written. Love, drama, romance, tears. Felt like I was there, part of the gang. Very hard to put down once I got started. True friendship throughout child hood and teenage years. So many books are predictable as to the outcome, this book was full of unexpected twists and turns, which made it more exciting. I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys a great book! Thanks for this wonderful book!
Jenee Rager
Dec 21, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: general-fiction
I struggled with many parts of the book. While it was well written for the most part I didn't think it flowed very well at all. Great gaps of time were passed in a page or two and left me wondering what in the world had happened. ...more
Katharine Wells
Apr 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I love his writing style and this book didn't disappoint. This book transported me to another world where I felt like I was physically there with every character. Greg's obsession with Beth made me want to scream sometimes, but to create that emotion within me is a credit to his great writing. ...more
Colby
Dec 24, 2011 added it
I just got this as a surprise in the mail. Didn't even know I had won the giveaway! Yay! ...more
Matt
Feb 11, 2012 rated it liked it
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Not terrible, but not great.
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G.P. Schultz was born in Longacre, West Virginia to a coal mining family. He grew up in wild, wonderful West Virginia, where he loved to play sports. He then served with the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii where he met his wife, Vicki, who was attending the University of Hawaii. They have two daughters and currently reside in Kansas City.
His writing career began in mid-life, with the pu
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