About The BookTitle: Running On Empty
Author: Colette Ballard
Publisher: Tulip Teen/Spencer Hill Press
Publication Date: May 6th 2014
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary/Thriller
Synopsis: What does it feel like when you die—in those final moments? Do you feel the physical pain, or just the pain of your regrets? What does it feel like when you realize you can’t answer these questions because you’re not the victim?
You’re the killer.
River Daniels lives an ordinary life as a high school junior growing up in the confines of rural Texas until her boyfriend’s brutal attack leaves her both a murderer and a fugitive. When River’s closest girlfriends come to her aid, they make a hasty decision to not only help her, but leave their own troubled lives behind and join in her escape.
The girls manage to elude police for months, but with every near-miss, River’s life spirals further out of control, until she finally hits rock bottom. Realizing she must stop endangering her friends and find evidence proving she acted in self-defense, the girls decide to make a risky move. River must face her ugly past and the one person she was protecting the night her world caved in, the guy she has loved for as long as she can remember
About the Author
Colette grew up on a farm in rural Kentucky. She survived the high school experience back in the day when Aqua Net was bought in bulk and mullets were cool. That's when she also realized that her constant day dreaming wasn't a curse, but a useful skill-one she used like a lethal weapon to combat her frustration over the haunting question: What does the alphabet have to do with math anyway? Unfortunately her ninja daydreaming skills only increased her desire to write-not her algebra grade. After the surviving the hairstyles and torturous math classes of her high school years, she wandered a bit - even moving to the farthest northwestern corner of the United States, then to the farthest southeastern corner. she finally settled in the one red-light town she started in, where she continues to live today with her husband and three children.
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