Monday, April 23, 2012

Running Barefoot by Amy Harmon




I recently got a text from Amy Harmon, who I used to work with, letting me know that she is selling two new books on Amazon.com.  Each book is only $1.99 if you have a Kindle or the Kindle app, so I downloaded my free Kindle app, and then I bought her two books for less than $4.

I finished Running Barefoot yesterday, and it is the sweetest story I've read in a long time.  I started reading it Saturday morning, and I let Amy know that I loved the beginning.  I picked it up again on Sunday and stayed up until 3:00 am to finish it because I did not want to put it down.

Running Barefoot  is a Young Adult novel written by an LDS author, which is a double plus for me.  I like to read a good story without being distracted by bad language and/or morality issues, and this book is just that.  It's set in Levan, Utah which is near Nephi, and it is about a girl named Josie who is forced to grow up way too fast.  I thought I had the ending figured out from the beginning, but after a lot of unexpected twists and turns, I ended up being dead wrong.  I give this book 4 1/2 out of 5 stars. 

I'm not posting about this book because I know Amy;  I'm posting because I genuinely loved this book, and I think you guys will love it too.  It's not available at the library yet, but you can't beat $1.99!  

The other book she is selling is called Slow Dance in Purgatory.  I'm starting to read that one today.  If you end up buying either book or both, let me know what you think!

Emily Bowman

P.S.  Sorry I can't get the picture of the cover to stay.  Let me know if you're looking for it and can't find it.