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by Heather Henson

ePub Making the Run download
Author:
Heather Henson
ISBN13:
978-0060297961
ISBN:
0060297964
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Publisher:
HarperTempest; First Edition edition (May 1, 2002)
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Literature & Fiction
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1227 kb
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Rating:
4.8
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455

All her life Lulu McClellan has heard the names

All her life Lulu McClellan has heard the names. Growing up in a small Kentucky town, Lu has forever felt like she's on the outside looking in. Maybe that's why she takes pictures - to make sense of what she sees and feels but doesn't always understand. Now that graduation is almost here, Lu and her friend Ginny are moving in a quick blur of drugs and drink.

In stark, poetic prose, Heather Henson writes about what it means to come to a crucial crossroads and find the courage to make a run for the unknown.

All her life Lulu McClellan has heard the names  . In stark, poetic prose, Heather Henson writes about what it means to come to a crucial crossroads and find the courage to make a run for the unknown.

I was living a rock star’s dream. I couldn't imagine anything better than being on stage. That all changed when I looked into her poison green eyes. Trey ~ He shouldn’t have been able to make me feel anything, least of all alive. I would be risking everything to be with him. He was human, and that was dangerous enough, but for all my moon-given talents, I was powerless against him.

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Local author Heather Henson has made it to the semi-finalist list for a 2017 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award

Local author Heather Henson has made it to the semi-finalist list for a 2017 Dr. Tony Ryan Book Award. Her book, The Whole Sky is the only young adult book on the list of those being considered. As a matter of fact, it’s the only YA book ever considered for the award. It’s very exciting, Henson says. Henson’s book details the story of a 12-year-old girl who can talk to horses, and she helps find the cause of mysterious foal deaths happening throughout the thoroughbred industry.

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Heather Henson was born and raised in central Kentucky in a summerstock theater her father founded in 1950, and her family still owns and operates. After moving to New York City to study theater and filmmaking, Heather decided to focus on her first love: writing

Heather Henson was born and raised in central Kentucky in a summerstock theater her father founded in 1950, and her family still owns and operates. After moving to New York City to study theater and filmmaking, Heather decided to focus on her first love: writing.

loner lu, crazy lu

All her life Lulu McClellan has heard the names. Growing up in a small Kentucky town, Lu has forever felt like she's on the outside looking in. Maybe that's why she takes pictures-to make sense of what she sees and feels but doesn't always understand.

countdown to freedom

Now that graduation is almost here, Lu and her friend Ginny are moving in a quick blur of drugs and drink. Lu thinks she's just marking time, waiting for the moment when life will begin for real.

end of innocence

But the road is full of unmarked twists and turns. Without warning, Lu free-falls into first love, white Ginny begins a deadly spiral into oblivion.

a startling portrait

In stark, poetic prose, Heather Henson writes about what it means to come to a crucial crossroads and find the courage to make a run for the unknown.

  • Lucinda (main character) wasn't the prize student while growing up in the small town of Rainey. Her father isn't there for her and her mother died when she was a little girl, so as you might think, she isn't as happy as she could be. Lucinda uses a camera she found in her basement (which used to be her father's) to capture her town in traditional B&W and color film. She develops and makes prints with other found photographic equipment. Her struggle is trying to get through the last months of her senior year so she can leave Rainey and see what the world has to offer her.
    The subject she chooses to photograph is really everything around her. Landscapes, people, flowers, and anything she finds aesthetically pleasing. I find the way she describes taking a photo of a person's hands very intricate. Lucinda expresses the feel and how they seem weathered and worked from over a long period of time. Focusing in close on the lines and shape of the hands, she takes the photo. I can imagine this beautiful close up with good contrast depicting these "epic" hands.
    In the basement of the house Lucinda has made her "cave" where she has all of her photo equipment and make shift darkroom. Here she has hung a wall of photos. Arranged in no particular order they range from regular nights in Rainey to times she hangs out with her best friend, who is the exact opposite of her. Though it's not stated, the wall represents highlight's of her life, with photography supporting her the way her father never could.

  • The best parts of Making the Run are its stark, yet evocative prose and the uniqueness of the main character, 18-year old Lu. Lu is not a stereotypical teen ager. Although she has a need to get high to deal with her life (as others her age in this small Kentucky town also do), she views her own life and feelings with honesty. Related from Lu's point of view, the novel's plot is simple, perhaps even predictatble, but it's strength is that it doesn't shy away from the casual drug use and binge drinking, the sex, the impulsive desire to get on with life, and the feelings of apartness that make up the lives of many teen agers. The book is at its best when dealing with her new and powerful attraction to the older Jay and with Lu's sense of being different from the others around her, even her best friend, Ginny. Death, both past and present, plays a powerful role in this young woman's life.

  • Making the Run is the best fiction book you could ever read. The characters are really memorable. They are their own person. They don't try to be someone they're not. They do their own thing and they don't care what other pepole think.
    While living in Rainey, Lu has it rough. She lives with a single parent who's hardly home and never there for her when she needs them. She has had a dream of doing something she loves doing and then one night that all changes. Then she falls for someone that she has known since she was little.
    This book just sounds so real. Once you start reading it, you won't be able to put it down. The more you keep reading on, the more it keeps you guessing and wanting to know what happens next. I think it's one of those books that would keep you guessing and wanting to know what happens next.
    I would suggest this book to anyone who is having a hard time in their life. I loved this book so much. Out of most of the books that I have read, I wouls have to say this one was one of the best. This book reminds me of someone I'm really close to. My friend is pretty much going through things that Lu is going through.

  • In the book Making the Run author and first time novelist Henson shows a dramtic very different girl Lu. Lu lost her mother when she was little and witnessed the whole thing. Since then shes hated her father.Lu although somewhat messed up keeps her self busy with the help of her best friend Ginny and having her first real love,Jay, her older brothers band member. Lu has to deal with Ginny getting pregnant and her dad dating.Emotions start to going crazy and Lu always seems to be floating (from the drugs) a horrible tradgey tends to change Lu's life forever. Henson was writing this book to show that drugs may not always be the way to go. I recommend this book to teens mostly because it teachs you the way life is.

  • Making the Run is an amazing story of 18-year old Lu, who wants to get out of Rainey, Kentucky right after her graduation. When she reunites with her brother's best friend, Jay, she wants to leave even sooner and take Jay with her. The center of Lu's life is getting high, partying, hanging out with her half-brother and Ginny, her relationship with her father, the loss of her mother and taking pictures. Even though her family is dysfunctional, they are still a big part in her life. When Ginny makes the run and dies, Lu is overcome with guilt because she feels that she should have been with her. Death, both now and then, plays a huge role in Lu's life.

  • Lulu or " Crazy Lu" is desperate to get out of a small town in Kentucky but is weeks away from graduation. She drowns out her sorrow through drugs, sex, and pictures. She has a keen eye for photography and is constantly wearing her camera around her neck, even when it's dark. When her stepbrother's old friend comes back, she falls in love. When her relationship becomes steamy, her brother and father disagree it results into abuse. At first she experiments with drugs with her best friend Ginny, then it becomes a daily ritual. Smoke. School. Smoke. Grams. Smoke. Jay's. Smoke. Drink. Bed. Making the run was a clever, enlightening, and truthful story.

  • I've read this book multiple times. It not sounds just like the typical life of a teenager, but it's kind of scary how close in personality the main character is to me. I've even gotten to the point where i'm underlining thing's she's said in awe that they are some of the same things i've said to other or even just myself at times. If you're my age, which is 16, soon to be 17, you'll love this book. If you're 20, you'll love this book, anyone will love this book because it's about a young girl who discovers herself, and we all have either gone through that, or are still going through that and because of that, everyone can relate.