BOOK : HIT THE GROUND RUNNING
AUTHOR : MARK BURLEY
PUBLISHED IN : 25th APRIL, 2017
GENRE : YA ACTION, ADVENTURE
RATING : ★★★
Eric might not be getting along with his family—or anyone else, for that matter—but he’s pretty sure a boarding school in another country isn’t the answer. Skilled in parkour, running helps him deal. So be it, he decides. Do the time and get out. Flow like water. But when he gets a cryptic message from his brother telling him their parents have been abducted, and then his brother disappears, he realises they weren’t punishing him, they were hiding him. To find them, Eric has to discover the secrets of his parents’ research, but the conspiracy he uncovers threatens more than just his family. With help from unlikely new friends, a hack-first-ask-questions-later approach to computers, and a dangerous plan, he soon learns that some secrets don’t want to be found, and others have a way of revealing themselves at all the wrong times.
A slow paced thriller but entertaining.
The story revolves around Eric and his friends in search for his parents who are said to be abducted. And not just the parents but also his brother, Michael vanishes after sending a video message to Eric , asking him to be careful.
Thus follows the narrative of the discovery of their abduction and a reason behind it.
This story was all new in its plot as it dealt with regeneration and mystery intertwined.
Not only that the plot was interesting and fast paced but the characters were also well written.
Moreover, it followed the theme of family and its worth. The action of an individual to be able to go beyond its limit in search for the person he/ she loves.
Subsiding it’s seriousness , this story also owns some comical dialogues; which actually brings smile to the readers face.
Main and side role characters are very well written.
Though the use of technology reaches a height which at some point of time isn’t comprehensible.
Also, the plot felt a bit out of context sometimes.
The writing is simple but technical. It is informative to a certain level when it talks about culture.
It might seem hard to get hold of first 50 ( fifty pages ) but once you are in , you’re in.
All in all the book is well written and can be a good read when you feel like you need a tiny bit of suspence in your reading taste alongside all the contemporary fiction that you are into.
A well written thriller with a tinge of archaeology.
GO FOR IT!