Away Running

  • Title: Away Running
  • Author: DavidWright Luc Bouchard
  • ISBN: 9781459810464
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Paperback
  • Free Download Away Running - by DavidWright Luc Bouchard - Away Running, Away Running Matt and Free discover the dark side of the City of Light Neither Matt nor Free ever imagined they would be playing American football in Paris especially with a team from the poverty stricken suburb
    Free Download Away Running - by DavidWright Luc Bouchard - Away Running, Away Running Matt and Free discover the dark side of the City of Light Neither Matt nor Free ever imagined they would be playing American football in Paris especially with a team from the poverty stricken suburb

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    1. Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name.This is David Wright, born 1964


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    1. It feels like a lot of YA fiction these days is set in fantasyland, so when I come across something grounded in the real world and unafraid to face its intensity and grit, I get excited Away Running is just such a book It s set in Paris and explores the tensions between the primarily white city and its primarily North and Sub Saharan African suburbs through the eyes of two high school age North American football players, Matt from Montreal and Freeman from San Antonio The novel is inspired by re [...]

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    2. This is a spoiler free review based on an ARC of Away Running Away Running exceeded my expectations by bringing to life a diverse cast of characters living through real life situations I never would have anticipated based on the books description When I first started reading Away Running and realized it had two points of view I was a little upset, but the authors pulled off the different views very well and made it easy and understandable reading for both I found the diversity, of not only the t [...]

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    3. Review copy Final copy via publisherBefore I went to Paris I had a conversation with a writer friend about the Black ex patriots who lived in Paris during the Harlem Renaissance because they felt that Black Americans were accepted there than in the US My friend asked, so there is no racism in Paris Both my traveling buddy and I responded at the same time, There is, but it s different, especially towards Black Americans We went on to explain the racial tension that existed toward North Africans [...]

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    4. Eager to escape his mother s business school plans for him, Canadian teenager Mathieu runs away to Paris to play American football.Freeman, an American visiting Paris on a class trip, opts to extend his stay to play football as well rather than return home where the loss of his father is keenly felt.I enjoyed the friendship that developed between these two, particularly their silences and how they didn t shy away from calling each other out on stuff, those difficult moments really cemented their [...]

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    5. Authors Wright and journalist Bouchard, who met playing football in Paris and draw on experience for detailed authenticity, pull no punches in addressing racism and social ills, effectively presenting a complicated situation with no simple solution Once the story catches up with the present tense, tensions brew into irreversible, violent disaster Timely, nuanced, and highly respectful of readers intelligence Kirkus

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    6. 3.5 Read because I m using it in class The pacing is off to me, and there are parts with too many characters and too much non responsive dialogue, but it was enlightening about the true events this is based on and racism in France while also being engaging for teens.

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    7. My students loved this book I found it a little less appealing mostly due to my lack of interest in French football.

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    8. I found the book to be an excellent idea of what it s like to be an immigrant in Paris.

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    9. Very interesting and timely I didn t know about the incident in Paris.

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    10. Racism, police brutality, racism in criminal justice

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    11. Away Running follows two very real and likeable seventeen year old boys on a trip to Paris It s no ordinary backpacking adventure, however.Mathieu Dumas from Montreal and Freeman Omonwole Behanzin from San Antonio, Texas, take turns telling the story of their pre university experience playing football am ricain in the suburbs of Paris The team they play for, the Diables Rouges, represents the poor barely fictional Parisian suburb of Villeneuve La Grande, home to many immigrants from North and su [...]

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    12. Main characters Freeman Free Behanzin From San Antonio, Texas, has a football scholarship from Iowa State intact with a military father Goes to France on a foreign exchange student situation.Mathieu Matt Dumas From Montreal, Quebec, Canada, has a football scholarship from Laval and has divorced parents Runs away to France and stays with his cousin.The book starts with the narration from Matt and explains how he wanted to escape the high expectations of his parents just to play football, which is [...]

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    13. I made the mistake of trying to read this book between other works, and it made it difficult to get into the story Once I focused on it, though, I found it very difficult to put down The characters are full of raw emotion and the bravado of youth that I still remember from my own young adulthood The world of Villeneuve is one I ve never lived in, but I have heard so much from friends who have experienced similar worlds The back and forth narrative between Matt, a wealthy white French Canadian fr [...]

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    14. Both Matt and Free are running away from their problems For Matt, it is the increasing demands of his mother s expectations sending him from Montreal to play American football in the Villeneuve province of France For Free, it is a chance to subsume the grief he feels at losing his father in Iraq, where the discipline of the football team keeps him going Both boys deal with the strange intersection of racism, classism, national prejudice and all the other hardships in addition to being part of an [...]

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    15. I won this book through the library thing web site as a early reviewer giveaway It was a pretty decent book Takes place in Paris, and is about a football team with different nationalities I would say its a young adult book, but good for anyone really deals with the team and them being of the lower class over there and people clashing with them due to the different races and lower parts of the suburbs there Wasn t too bad of a book I found sometimes tho the french language in it a little hard as [...]

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    16. Interesting plot made even better by the authors having experience in the subject, meeting playing football I won this in a contest and it was a good read.

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    17. Football, but some very questionable scenes for middle school Also, started out in a rather confusing way Wondering if I got book two Oh, well.

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