What are the best books featuring a character on the run?

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    #1At the Water's Edge

    At the Water's Edge
    At the Water's Edge is a book by Sara Gruen that tells the story of Maddie and how she found contentment and happiness in a remote town somewhere in the Scottish Highlands where material things do not matter.

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    Carol Barnett
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "I liked this book a lot. It was interesting to read about people who have a completely different lifestyle."
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    #2Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh book in the Harry Potter Series. Harry and his friends is already on their last year at Hogwarts but the adventure still continues. The battle will begin and many lives will be lost. 

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    Willie Morales
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I love Harry Potter but this not the "on the run" story I was looking for."
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    #3Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl was written by Anne Frank, published from the diary she kept when she and her family were in hiding from the Nazis in the then German-occupied Netherlands.

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    #4All the Light We Cannot See

    All the Light We Cannot See
    All The Light We Cannot See is a vividly-written story about Marie Laure, a blind French girl, and Werner, a German boy in the Nazi army. Winner of a 2015 Pulitzer Prize, it shows that there can still be beauty amidst the tragedy of war.

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    Jennifer Henry
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is a really great book. It was really well written and included so many interesting details about World War 2, Europe, and the characters."
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    Frankenstein is a science fiction book written by Mary Shelley which centers on scientist Victor Frankenstein who creates a grotesque and cognizant being through a scientific experiment. 


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    Deborah Alexander
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This boo will surprise you as it was the biggest surprises for me, all different what I expected. A horror story, about making a man from different body parts. The narrator did a great job of building the atmosphere and excitement in the story. I always love reading the original stories . It was great. "
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    #6Watership Down

    Watership Down

    Watership Down is a book by Richard Adams about a band of rabbits who leaves their home to create a new and better one in a different place. This allegorical tale also tells the adventure and challenging journey of rabbits.


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    Sharon Carroll
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "We just loved this book. Our whole family did! It's enjoyed by the whole family but it's not kids' book. It is pretty deep and very well written. You really get into this story. Funny how you can relate to story about rabbits."
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    #7Number the Stars

    Number the Stars
    Number the Stars by Lois Lowry follows the journey of a Jewish family escaping from Copenhagen during the ruthless days of World War II. This novel also shows the strong power of friendship and how solid bonds can move people.

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    Larry Collins
    Written on April 12, 2018
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    #8The Boxcar Children

    The Boxcar Children

    The Boxcar Children, ideal for grade 2-6 readers, is about the four orphans who start to make a home in a boxcar just to stay together. In their adventure, they meet their grandfather.


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    Roger Richardson
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "These books were some of the first I read alone as a child. I can still picture the box set perfectly in my mind. I read the first few books again recently and was still moved by the journeys these children endured."
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    #9The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a classic American novel by Mark Twain. Published in 1884, it tells the story of a naughty boy settled in the Mississippi Valley. Full of humor it's also considered a deep and complex work.

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    Michael Gutierrez
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I wonder if Huck Finn is still considered the great American novel as it was in the mid-20th century. It’s the first book with such realistic language as far as dialect goes, and it treats the issue of slavery as it was seen in that day. But have we entered an era in which such ways are no longer accepted. Read it and decide for yourself!"
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    Papillon is Henri Charriere's autobiography published in 1968, detailing his numerous attempts to escape prisons, including his successful breakout from Devil's Island, the prison which no one had ever fled until Papillon came along.


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    Samuel Macías
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "Papillon (P.S.) is a great read, it's almost like a modern classic if there even is such a thing. An interesting thing that made me want to read this book is that it is being turned into a movie starring Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek."
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    #11Eragon (Inheritance)

    Eragon (Inheritance)
    Eragon is the first book in the best selling tetralogy, Inheritance Cycle. The book tells the story of the 15-year-old farm boy Eragon, and how his discovery of a dragon's egg led to a world of action and adventure.  

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    Doris Zheng
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "A very good book that has danger and keeps the main character on his feet at all times. How will Eragon use his power? I found the book moving along at a good clip, although I would not say that the majority of the time Eragon is on the run. His use of his new powers is interesting to follow."
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    #12Stand Alone (A Novel)

    Stand Alone (A Novel)
    Stand Alone is a young adult novel written by P. D.  Workman about Justine, a girl who is dealing with her reactive attachment disorder. With over 300 pages, this book is published by P. D. Workman.

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    Brandon Contreras
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This was an intriguing story and well told, I think, but I don't really care for the author's prose. The pacing seemed a bit off as well and while I liked the book, I didn't love it. "
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    #13The Last Runaway

    The Last Runaway

    The Last Runaway is a historical fiction and psychological novel written by Tracy Chevalier. This book was originally published in 2013 by HarperCollins. It was nominated for the Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Historical Fiction.


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    Louis Duncan
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "looks good but is not the best"
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    #14The Sight

    The Sight
    Sent out of her pack to live in the world alone, Morgra finds a new pack whom she can rule until she encounters Larka, an old she-wolf who has the power to read the minds of all animals and human beings. Reprint.

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    Rakesh Malik
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "This is a good book and I like the story and the action. But there is not so much about anyone being on the run. Still, I enjoyed it. "


Best What are the best books featuring a character on the run
1At the Water's EdgeBooks 43 Paid
2Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsBooks 40 Paid
3Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young GirlBooks 39 Paid
4All the Light We Cannot SeeBooks 37 Paid
5FrankensteinBooks 35 Paid
6Watership DownBooks 34 Paid
7Number the StarsBooks 32 Paid
8The Boxcar ChildrenBooks 31 Paid
9The Adventures of Huckleberry FinnBooks 30 Free
10PapillonBooks 28 Paid

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