The Runaway by Mike Walsh ran my attention and imagination
By Mike Walsh
Michael O’Hara is a 15 year old with a record of running away, 71 times so far. Well, this one will make 72; he is running again and not coming back this time. He is from Providence, Rhode Island, but he is very street wise. When he leaves, he is not sure what his destination is, just not where he is, south and west most likely. And so begins his adventure across the country.
This book is not normally one I would have picked and read for myself, but it ended up on my Kindle and so I took a chance. I was bored with everything else. I am very glad I took a chance on this story. It was very well written and carried me all night and into the next day from one chapter to the next. One adventure to the next; I ended up loving this story. It was very well crafted and put together, I found myself rooting for Michael, no matter what type of spot he got himself into. Hoping for the future he was not sure was ahead of him, but hoping it was better than the one he left behind.
I give this book a four star rating for keeping me glued the pages, and keeping me entertained in a genre I wouldn’t normally read. From the first page to the last I was entertained to the point that at the last page I went… what? No more? No, it can’t end there! Great work, Mr. Walsh, I loved your story, thank you for sharing it.