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Kid Konnection – Tomorrow Girls #2: Run For Cover

October 22, 2011

Run For Cover, by Eva Gray is the second book in the Tomorrow Girls series and it picks up right where the first one (Behind The Gates) left off, so this review may include a few spoilers for the first one.  Four girls from Country Manor School have escaped into the woods surrounding the school and have run into three boys from the neighboring school.  Much to Rosie’s reluctance, they’ve decided to pool their resources and work together to try to get back to Chicago.

Rosie believes she’s the most qualified to take the leadership role because of something that happened in her past, but she wants to keep that part of her life a secret.   The kids work together and things seem to be going pretty well for a while.  When someone discovers them, Rosie is determined to keep everyone safe and together, but that’s an awfully big job for someone her age.

Eva Gray doesn’t suffer from sophomore slump with Run For Cover – I enjoyed it just as much as the first book in the series.  There’s lots of tension – between characters and because of the fear of getting caught – so this book was a real page turner for me.  I had to know if the group would make it to Chicago safe and sound.  I became attached to Rosie and was rooting for her to lead the group to safety.

The book is told from the point of view of Rosie in the first person, so her character is more fully developed than the rest.  It’s told in the present tense, which felt awkward a time or two, but worked well for the most part in this book.  There wasn’t a lot of world building in this book, so I’m not sure readers who haven’t read Behind the Gates would enjoy it as much as I did, so I would suggest reading the series in order.  Run For Cover does end with a cliffhanger, so I’m glad I’ve got the third book in the series waiting in the wings for me.  I think this series is the perfect introduction to dystopia for middle grade readers.  Be sure to check it out.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 22, 2011 7:17 am

    I have to read this! Would you believe with all the dystopias I read that I have never read an MG dystopia?!! But I definitely would want all three in hand before starting them!

  2. October 22, 2011 7:47 am

    Oh not! not a cliffie! They make me bite my nails and mutter when I do not have the next book

  3. October 22, 2011 10:36 pm

    This sounds like one I may have to add to my library shelves!

  4. October 23, 2011 8:01 pm

    I can’t wait! If you like these, I bet I will too!

  5. Kianna permalink
    April 5, 2012 9:42 pm

    i read number 2 but i want to read books 3 and 4!!!!! they just cant leave me hangin! i wanna know what happens next!!! this is the most interesting book ive ever experienced!

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