Running Barefoot by Amy Harmon
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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.
Favorite quotes from this book:
“Your song…that is the nicest thing anyone's ever done for me.”
“You see beauty in things other people just take for granted. You need
understanding, and, and…deep conversation, and someone who can keep up
with that mind of yours!”
Hi guys! Happy New Year!!! May this year be fruitful to all of us...more books and travels and food! yay! anyways..I've read this one last year in November, this is the first book that I've read from Amy Harmon and this will not be the last. I got an ebook copy of this but I'm planning of buying a paperback copy just so I can easily share this with my friends. Yes! this is a wonderful read, full of inspiring stories, there is a story within the story here, I especially love the Indian stories.
This is very wonderful book about life and love and lost....it made me realize a lot of things and which made me grateful that I chance upon this book.
Reading a book like this is like finding a treasure that feeds the heart and soul.
I read this book slowly, a couple of chapter each day which I think works great for me since This book is not meant to be devoured but chewed slowly..I loved the Navajo stories , the stories about the composers and musician...I loved everything about this book!
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