Monday, November 29, 2010

Runaway by:Dandi Daley Mackall

I've runaway seven times - never once to anything, just away from. Maybe that's why they call me a "runaway" and not a "run-to."

Meet Dakota Brown, a 16-year-old girl who is full of bitterness and anger. Dakota has spent most of her life in foster homes, but has never stayed in the same foster home for long. With the help of a friend Dakota has managed to escape every foster home she's ever lived in, and this new home is no different. The moment she sets foot on her new foster parents farm - Starlight Animal Rescue - she begins to plan her escape.

But then something happens. She feels love. She feels God's love. Dakota has never felt love before, until now.
The family has two adopted children and one biological child, and the whole family is animal crazy. Well, not just animal crazy, they are just crazy in general. The family is perfect for Dakota. Dakota can spend time in the barn with the horses, learn about God, and, for the first time, be a part of a family. But will Dakota realize this before it's too late and she runs away with Neil and his friend?

This book is awesome!
I especially like this book because it is about horses. One thing I learned from this book is that God's love can change anyone's heart, even when they seem impossible.

My favourite characters are Dakota and Kat.
Kat (one of the other kids living there) is very sweet and helps Dakota feel God's love, something Dakota had never ever felt and needed to feel. Dakota finds a home and can be around her very favourite thing, horses!

I think this book would be enjoyed by all people who love animals and reading!
Dandi Daley Mackall also wrote the popular "Winnie the Horse Gentler" series.

Definition of Starlight Animal Rescue: A place where problem horses are trained and loved, where abandoned dogs and stray cats find a home, and where people who don't fit in find a place to belong.


  1. That sounds like a neat book! I have to check it out sometime. Thanks for posting! :)

  2. Yeah, it is a really good.
    I like your profile picture. That's a horse right? Do you own the horse?

  3. I just finished your story! Short, (I thought you always wrote long storys?) but a wonderful story with a great message!
    P.S. Keep writing! :)

  4. Wow! this book sounds so cool! I'll have to read it. Do you think I can get it from the library? Is that where you got it?
    One of my favorite books is called jasmines journey. It's about a cat, there's a fire in the house that she lives and her owners leave with out her after they can't find her. It's about her trying to find her way to the place where her owners live. I love it.

  5. Scezzle,
    Thanks! I LOVE writing long stories but I never finish them, so I thought I'd write a short story.
    I have another story I'm going to blog that I think you'll like. I'm not quite sure what your style is (and I've known you for like 7 years! I need to get to know you better).
    You can probably borrow the book, it's Coley's, so if she is willing to share...(No pressure of course)