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Sixteen-year-old Dara Adengard would rather read graphic novels than do her homework and prefers the freedom of skateboarding to the restrictions of life with her military father. Stung by the recent death of her mother, Dara conceals her mom’s picture under a square of grip tape on her skateboard. But no matter how much Dara tries to keep a foothold on the past, she can’t ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published January 7th 2016 by Strange Fictions Press
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May 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Light Runner is for readers who would enjoy following the mysterious and supernatural adventures of a determined teen protagonist. Those who like rooting for an unlikely hero will enjoy Dara’s quest to survive the LA streets on her own. Readers more interested in an exciting plot than character development will more likely find this book entertaining.

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Polly S
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a page-turner! Although this fantasy is young adult fiction, I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
Geoffrey Nutting
May 26, 2017 rated it liked it
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Amanda Thompson
Mar 24, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016, sci-fi, ya
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3.5/5 stars

For being a book about a girl who finds a mystical healing bracelet, Light Runner turned out to be very down to earth and contemporary. I have to say, I really, really liked that. Philip Brown does a great job keeping the story grounded in our world and our reality. So much so that I could see something like this showing up on the news or in a Twi
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Ally
Sep 22, 2016 rated it liked it
YABC.

Light Runner surprises me. The story is told in an unexpected way, and it doesn't follow what I thought it would turn out. (My prediction was based on the synopsis, and I admit that I welcome that surprise.) Let's dig in.

I can't exactly describe the genre of the story. It's more of a mixture between YA Contemporary and Fantasy. The fantasy part comes in the form of a mysterious armlet with the strange powers to heal. In possession of Jyotisha (the armlet's name), Dara travels in a quest to
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The Book Moo
Mar 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book has a majorly intense plot that will keep you reeling. I love how Dara is an average teen, not anything special even though she has been chosen.
At first, I found the plot confusing and hard to follow but honestly you get into the swing of it so quick and it comes like common knowledge as you're reading. This was an amazing idea for a plot and has intricate details, twists and turns. Thumbs up to Philip and thank you for the opportunity to review this book.
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Philip Brown, contemporary teen fantasy author, is motivated by the power of words to change lives. As a high school teacher, he's inspired by students' lives, many of whom struggle to overcome difficult social and personal issues. He believes the classroom is a place filled with brilliant and amazing stories. LIGHT RUNNER, premier book in a three book series, will be published by Vagabondage Pres ...more
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