Finished Run by Kody Keplinger.

Summary (from Goodreads):

Bo Dickinson is a girl with a wild reputation, a deadbeat dad, and a mama who’s not exactly sober most of the time. Everyone in town knows the Dickinsons are a bad lot, but Bo doesn’t care what anyone thinks.

Agnes Atwood has never gone on a date, never even stayed out past ten, and never broken any of her parents’ overbearing rules. Rules that are meant to protect their legally blind daughter — protect her from what, Agnes isn’t quite sure.

Despite everything, Bo and Agnes become best friends. And it’s the sort of friendship that runs truer and deeper than anything else.

So when Bo shows up in the middle of the night, with police sirens wailing in the distance, desperate to get out of town, Agnes doesn’t hesitate to take off with her. But running away and not getting caught will require stealing a car, tracking down Bo’s dad, staying ahead of the authorities, and — worst of all — confronting some ugly secrets.”

Kody Keplinger has been one of my favorite authors since I read The DUFF the year it came out.  I have read and loved every single one of her novels, although The DUFF stayed my favorite—until now.

This is a lot darker than her earlier books, but it’s also quite a bit better.  And I love the friendship between Bo and Agnes (and the fact that their friendship is the focus of the novel).  Which makes sense because how many people would you literally run away for?

I won’t tell you why they run away or if they manage to escape their tiny town but trust me when I DO say that this is a journey you absolutely want to be on.

Highly recommended.


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