A blog for the members of the 2008 MLA Thumbs Up! Award Committee to discuss the books we are considering.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Runner by Robert Newton
Charlie Feehan is living in poverty with his widowed mum and baby brother. He gets a job running for Squizzy (real life Aussie mobster), and life gets better, then worse, then he makes it on his own. Not a bad book, but not award worthy.