On The Run
Anthony hasn't seen his dad in years. The reason: His father is busy traveling the world as a wildlife photographer—at least, according to Anthony's mom and sister. The real reason: His dad has been a fugitive from the law and is now in jail, awaiting trial.
When Anthony finally learns the truth, his life changes overnight. He insists on visiting his dad in prison. And once the trial begins, it's the lead story on the local news. Everyone at school starts to taunt Anthony about having a criminal for a father, even his best friend. Then one day, in a shocking turn of events, his dad escapes from the courtroom. Anthony wants to be with him—and when he gets the chance, he grabs it. Now father and son are on the run. But how far will they get?
Not your average American bank robber.
What I liked: It's interesting to read a book that's been translated from another language and this one was originally written in French. A story about a French bank robber is a unique change from the average MG read. It's obvious that Anthony's Dad loves him even if he can't stay with him because of the choices he's made in his life so far.
What left me wanting: I didn't like that Anthony's been lied to about his father's whereabouts all this time. I also wasn't crazy about the idea that his father allows him go on the run with him because in the end, he doesn't really have Anthony's best interest at heart.
Final verdict: A little boring in places but a pleasant change from the usual MG stories.