Chasing the Falconers review by JP
Chasing the Falconers (On the Run)
by Gordon Korman
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Fiction

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The book, Chasing the Falconers, is about a boy, Aiden, and his sister, Meg, whose parents were framed for a terrible crime and they are stuck in a juvenile center because no one would take them in. Their only contact with their parents is weekly phone calls. One day, Aiden accidentally spills a kerosene lamp in the barn, and since the juvie center is in the middle of Nebraska and it's the middle of the summer, the whole place goes up like a match. Aiden and Meg, along with a whole bunch of other convicts escape while the supervisors are busy with the fire. All of the other convicts, except for them and another kid, are caught eventually. But in order to survive as fugitives, the Falconer kids team up with Miguel, the only other kid who has not been caught. They make their way to New Jersey, where there is a house that had pictures of the only person who could save their parents. Will they make it all the way to New Jersey without being caught? Read the book to find out.


I really liked this book, Chasing the Falconers. It was a bit short, but there should be two more in the series. It's full of suspense and mystery, along with a bit of action and drama. It is cool to see how the Falconer children change from innocent children shoved into a place with fugitives, to becoming fugitives themselves. I wish that the book was longer, so there could be more story in it, but otherwise it is a great book.


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