Someone to Run With

Someone to Run With

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The story of a lost dog, and the discovery of first love on the streets of Jerusalem are portrayed here with a gritty realism that is as fresh as it is compelling.

When awkward and painfully shy sixteen-year-old Assaf is asked to find the owner of a stray yellow lab, he begins a quest that will bring him into contact with street kids and criminals, and a talented young singer, Tamar, engaged on her own mission: to rescue a teenage drug addict.

A runaway bestseller in Israel, in the words of the Christian Science Monitor: "It's time for Americans to fall in love with Someone to Run With."

Title:Someone to Run With
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780312421946
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    Someone to Run With Reviews

  • Mariel

    Assaf knew: when he stood like that, he was wearing the expression that once made Reli, his sister, say, "You got lucky with one thing, Assafi- with a face like that, you can only surprise people for...

  • Isidora

    It was utterly enjoyable read. It gave me back the scents and sounds of my childhood’s never-ending summers and the feeling of being totally immersed in a book.I will try to write down some of the r...

  • Mariel

    I'm watching and hating August Rush on tv right now. Watching and really hating this schmaltzy and embarrassing exploitation of street kid musicians movie reminded me of how much I liked David Grossma...

  • Marc

    This was a mixed bag to me. On the one hand, the stubborn boy Assaf's long search for the girl Tamar, and the equally resolute mission of that Tamar to save her brother from the clutches of a Mafia ga...

  • Sebastian Porta

    When I was living in Buenos Aires years ago I used to spend a lot of time in all the bookstores that you can find throughout Cabildo Avenue. I was totally fascinated by them because you wouldn’t fin...

  • Abby

    Holy crap I love this book. Set in Jerusalem Israel in the late '90s [ish] Assaf is home alone for a while while his parents visit his sister in America. He gets hooked into the mystery of the story w...

  • Alice

    I loved this book. Such an interesting premise. Far fetched, did someone say? I don't care. The main character is wonderful, and the Jerusalem scenes of the lives of street kids are gripping. Beautifu...

  • Sara Warner

    I admit it. I get too restless to read sometimes. And the only thing that will calm me down is the right book. But that can be woefully hard to find. It's like a sleepless night. I toss and turn, tryi...

  • Talia Carner

    In his usual way, David Grossman weaves a marvelous tale of the lives of seemingly ordinary people and the extraordinary events that happen to them--or that they make happen. In this wonderfully craft...

  • Ruthie

    Beautiful writing, fascinating characters, fast paced and thrilling. This book was a different read for me, in some ways too real -an unlikely runway girl living on the streets- hard to read for a mot...