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- File Size: 968 KB
- Print Length: 318 pages
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B007VT7JN4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 24 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #118,083 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
"When Josie Jensen, an awkward 13-year-old musical prodigy, crashes headlong into new kid Samuel Yazzie, an 18-year-old Navajo boy full of anger and confusion, an unlikely friendship blooms. Josie teaches Samuel about words, music, and friendship, and along the way finds a kindred spirit. Upon graduation, Samuel abandons the sleepy, small town in search of a future and a life, leaving his young mentor behind. Many years go by, and Samuel returns to find his old friend in need of the very things she offered him years before. Their roles reversed, Samuel teaches Josie about life, love, and letting go.
Deeply romantic and poignant, 'Running Barefoot' is the story of a small town girl and a Native American boy, the ties that bind us to our homes and families, and the love that gives us wings."
This book was deeply emotional on so many levels, both when Josie was 13 years old, too wise for her years brought on by her mothers death when she was 9 years old and basically becoming the mother and wife all rolled into one..she had to grow up early and quickly to look after her 4 brothers and her dad. She was always different, clever, musically gifted and introverted...Samuel was an outcast of sorts he kept himself to himself until one day on the school bus when Josie was being bullied, he stood up to the bully in her defense after which they became firm friends. Josie helped Samuel through this dark, self destructive phase despite the age gap she was 13 he was 18..he then went and enlisted into the marines leaving Josie behind...Read more ›
The story lingered on in my being for a long while afterwards; I couldn't so easily shake it off and move on to my next read. Josie and Samuel are presented to the reader as real people one would love to meet. It's really rare to find a book that isn't merely a book, a story to sell, but a real and poignant coming together of characters that draw your very soul into their story, almost daring you to believe in their existence. Another element that surprised me was the fact that although the story is set in modern times, it had a feel of life in the 50s or 60s, and I guess this might have been because of the location of the book's town, "a small town in Utah."
All in all, this was one enjoyable read, and I highly recommend it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a truly beautiful book! It's a sweet and wonderful love story. I love the way amy harmon writes! Read morePublished 6 months ago by grace hadden
Sweet little romance. Nice touches of humour, some poignant parts, but way too much religion for my taste. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Marie
Found myself skipping pages in this story , it lacked something , I've read 3 other books by this author and cannot praise her talent enough , this just didn't hit the spot for me... Read morePublished 22 months ago by carol sherlock
Amy Harmon is a very talented writer. This is a beautiful story. It kind of reminded me of Little House On the Prairie! Not sure why? Maybe just the tone of the book. Read morePublished on 14 Jun. 2015 by MAC
Once again, Amy Harmon's beautiful storytelling took me on an extraordinary journey,wishing I knew the town and the awesome characters. Read morePublished on 6 Jun. 2015 by SJ
Absolutely loved this book and will be re-reading. Have read other books by this author and really like her style of writing. This is a beautiful story and very emotional. Read morePublished on 1 Jan. 2015 by B A Ross
As always another amazing read by Amy harmon. I have completely fallen in love with her writing. Another brilliant bookPublished on 28 Dec. 2014 by okee1
Loved it. Read it it one sitting. Characters very loveable. I know a book has to end somewhere but I really didn't want it to!! Definitely recommend xPublished on 26 Oct. 2014 by Kindle Customer
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