Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Runner- Post 7

Dear Carl Deuker,

I really enjoy reading your novels, especailly this one (Runner). I like how you use lower age vocabulary, but really get the suspence across every time. In Runner, I was literallly on my toes for half the book. Every time chance had to go to the rocks to do a pickup, I thought "this is it, hes going to die," but no, he keeps on living and building up the suspence until finally the terrorists get his dad instead of him. I like how in all of your books you find a really great problem to give the protagonist. Chance had so much on his shoulders that at times I really thought that he was simply going to cave and let up with the delivering. I'd also like to comment on how great your description is in all of your novels. It really makes me feel as if i'm actually there and witnessing these high suspence, thrilling scenes. One question I have for you is, where do you get your inspiration from? Your books just get me hooked like no other, and by no other I mean no other, I don't really enjoy reading. but for some reason your novels catch me in an angle i'm not used to. I am really looking forward to getting another book by you, and I hope you write many more thrillers like Runner so I have books to read for book reports for all the years to come.



Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Runner- Post 6


I am so sorry about what happened to your father. There was really nothing you could do. This issue was completely out of your hands and into these dirty terrorists hands. In my opinion, although it was a great tragedy for your father to die, he died exactly the way he'd always wanted to, A HERO. Chance he saved hundreds or thousands of people, because those terrorists were targeting an area or boat with alot of people in it. By killing one of the men and causing the terrorists to detonate early, your dad risked his ONE life to save THOUSANDS of others. You may be extremely sad now, but I know for a fact that in no less that ten years, you will begin to realize the great good your father did with this action. I would also like to remind you of the recognition he got for this. His funeral was the biggest there has ever been in your city, and state as a matter of fact. This really goes to show how much of a hero he was. Bieng a man of the army (most importantly a loyal member of the army), your father would have never let a band of terrorists get away with such an awful thing, so as soon as i heard he was on the bot by himself with terrorists and plastic explosives, I personally knew it was the end for him. He risked his life for so many others, and i realize your greif, but I think you should be proud of that courageous man and what he did for the world.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Runner- Post 5

Dear Chance,

Well, you're oficially in the biggest trouble I think you'll ever be in your entire lifespan. Chance, they killed the fat guy, they're going to come and kill you now. This is no joke. I think it is very smart of you to keep on going about the same routine every day to try to keep letting them know (just incase theyre watching you) that you aren't throwing any curveballs at them and that you are sticking directly to the plan. My biggest concern right now is your father. Chance you need to let him know what exactly is happening and you need to do that right away. He could be in severe danger becuase of your bad actions. If one day he's drinking a little too much and these terrorists or smugglers or whoever they are happen to come by and get in a fight with him, you could be risking losing your father. My main advice to you is to somehow inform the police department about whats going on becuase if you don't and they come for you, there will be nothing your father, Mellisa's father, or anyone else will be able to do about it. A second piece of advice I have for you is to take a peek at whats in those "different packages," and see if it's really "gems' as the fat guy told you before he committed scuicide or got murdered. Just cut one open and check, becuase if they are not gems, who knows what they could be. I've heard that plastic explosives have that feel to them too, so you might want to get on that. I hope you get out of this okay Chance. You've got alot of work to do.

All the best,


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Runner- Post 4

Dear Chance,

You are in deep, deep trouble my friend. You have gotten yourself into a situation that is going to be very difficult to get out of. These smugglers/terrorists/whatever they are have no tolerance for kids like you getting in their way. My advise to you is to get away, as far from the Pier as possible, and try to catch a plane out becuase you are simply in deep shit. Listen to me Chance, the fat guy didnt commit scuicide, don't you think he would have been acting more depressed if he wanted to committ scuicide. The smugglers killed him, and now i guarantee that since you are involved in the same scheme, and you probobly know everything the fat guy knew, they are after you too. Chance, I warned you in last weeks letter to get the hell out of this mess, and you chose to keep at it. You really chose money over life. Now with hind sight bieng 20/20, tell me if it was the right decision. Chance, my best advice now is to simply stay low, and try to find and introduce yourself the the creepy men before they try to find and introduce themselves to you. The last thing you want them to think is that you are scared, because then they can easilly take advantage of you and threaten you in ways you cant even imagine Chance. Go say hi to them and ask them whats going on and what you can do to help. Make friends, don't get them on your bad side, because they will kill you if your drive them over the edge. I hope the best for you man.

Good luck,


Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Runner- Post 3

Dear Chance Taylor,

Oh boy have you gotten yourself into a situation. Chance you need to quit this package delivering right awayo or if that isnt possible, as soon as you can. Listen, I know you need that money and all to support yourself and your father, and I 100% realize that you are in a finacial situation right now, but let me tell you, once you get into these messes with drug dealers/ other bad people, it's very difficult to get out. The fat man will begin to count on you more and more until you're practicaly his slave (except you're getting paid). I realized his control over you when you accepted to take the "different looking" packages to your house and store them. Chance, this could be a major trap. When the man mapped out your running routine, I don't know about you, but I was freaked out. This man has been following you around and if I were you I would not get confortable around him. My advice is to hand around kids like Melissa. She plans on having a solid future and could be getting into stanford. Don't you want to end up sucessful in the long run? I know money is tight, but i advise you to stop working for those huge chunks of cash, because obviously the fat man does well in his business in order to pay you under the table like that. Get your restaurant job back and study your ass of man. After college, that way, things will lighten up and you'll have an easier time finding a job. All the best to you Chance, and I hope you make the right decisons.

Yours Truly,


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Runner-Post 2

Dear Chance,

First of all, I would like to say that I am extremely impressed with your maturity level. You seem to be almost getting your dad right back on track, and that isn't even your job. You're his son, and you are helping him get his life straight. You seem very procupied with the bills and payments lately though and I was going to say that maybe you should relax a bit. You really are stressing yourself out over all these family payments that your dad can't make, and I don't believe that is fair. You should be studying hard right now so that you can get into a good school and get a good job when your older, not begging to get a better hourly wage job now just so that you can keep bread on the table. My advice to you is to instruct your father that he needs to get a job or else you are going to look into a better place for yourself to live. He seems to have no incentive to find work right now, and I reccommend you give him that incentive. Also, I think it's very mature of you to get the food stamp application form and fill it out to make you and your father eligible. You are almost taking your family into your hands, and although that is important, it should be your fathers job, so get him back on track, and get on with your studies, because if you want to be sucessful, unlike him, you need to do well in school. I hope this helps you out, and until next time.



Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Runner-Post 1

Dear Chance,

I think it was really brave of you to stick up for Melissa in the classroom, even though you were terrified to death of Miller. I know and you know that he just didn't have anything to do with his life, and probobly would've ended up in prison, so he joined the army. Don't worry about it at all, the kid is a failure, and all you need to do is keep focus on your life. I have two words of advice for you Chance. The first is, try your hardest not to get into Millers way. You saw what he can do to you after that bathroom incident long ago, and believe you me, you want to avoid anything like that again. The retaliator gets blamed just as much as the person who started the fight more often than not. My second word of advice is to keep some friendships going in your life. I know your a busy kid, but its important to have a couple kids to hang out with in school and outside of school. Mellissa seems like a good friend, and I reccommed you try to hang out with her some more and become good friends. She seems to have taken a liking in you, and I can tell just from these first chapters that you two have very similar views in life (based from the classroom experience against Miller and while you were talking at the coffee shop. The first chapters I read were great and i'm looking forward to hearing more about your experiences.

Yours Truly,