Blue Running is the latest release by author Lori Ann Stephens and it’s a powerful and thought-provoking read for anyone who reads it.
Fourteen-year-old Bluebonnet Andrews is on the run across the Republic of Texas. An accident with a gun killed her best friend but everyone in the town of Blessing thinks it was murder. Even her father – the town’s drunken deputy – believes she did it. Now, she has no choice but to run. In Texas, murder is punishable by death.
There’s no one to help her. Her father is incapable and her mother left the state on the last flight to America before the secession. Blue doesn’t know where she is but she’s determined to track her down. First, she has to get across the lawless Republic and over the wall that keeps everyone in.
On the road, she meets Jet, a pregnant young woman of Latin American heritage. Jet is secretive about her past but she’s just as determined as Blue to get out of Texas before she’s caught and arrested. Together, the two form an unlikely kinship as they make their way past marauding motorcycle gangs, the ever-watchful Texas Rangers, and armed strangers intent on abducting them – or worse. When Blue and Jet finally reach the wall, will they be able to cross the border, or will they be shot down in cold blood like the thousands who have gone before them?
Some things are worth dying for.
Blue Runnings is a powerful and unputdownable read. Gripping you from the very first page it takes you on a journey, not just the journey of the protagonists, but your own personal journey. Every reader will get something different from this book. But one thing is for sure, it’s a book you will never forget reading and one you will find recommending to others.
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