The Runner Overview

This Study Guide consists of approximately 14 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Runner.
This section contains 381 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy The Runner Short Guide

The Runner Summary & Study Guide Description

The Runner Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections:

This detailed literature summary also contains Related Titles on The Runner by Cynthia Voigt.

Preview of The Runner Summary:

The Runner is an introspective book, focusing on one person's journey toward maturity as he struggles with the conflicting ideas and ideals that make up his world. The novel is also a study in shared humanity: Through the character of Samuel "Bullet" Tillerman, Voigt explores the question of whether a person can remain an entity unto himself or, if by virtue of being born, must become a part of humanity.

Bullet is a senior in high school who is determined to be in complete control of his own life. He will not allow himself to become "boxed in" by the stern demands of his dictatorial father or the unvoiced needs of his repressed mother. Bullet disdains involvement in the social problems of his school, resists the entanglements that his friends would impose upon him, and mocks the efforts of his coach to make him a team player. Bullet's...

(read more)

This section contains 381 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy The Runner Short Guide
Copyrights
Gale
The Runner from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook