Running serves as a method of escaping past and present conflicts for the troubled 17-year-old protagonist. Placed in an abusive foster home, Nathan's life is fraught with obstacles ranging from an addicted mother to racist schoolmates. Accusations of arson set Nathan on an investigation to clear his name. His pursuit of the arsonist places the boy in dangerous predicaments that ultimately result in Nathan realizing that he does not have to be victim to his circumstances. This fast-paced novel culminates with a mature Nathan reflecting that "in the future he'd be running towards, not away from, something."
Foster home care -- Fiction.
Indigenous peoples -- Canada -- Fiction.