I think Run, Hide, Fight Back by April Henry had an initial 2020 date, but it ended up being released in August of 2019, so I missed it. Now, on the one hand, a part of me thinks this book looks scary as hell and wants nothing to do with it. But, on the other, this book is about a shooting…and with the climate of the United States right now, I can’t help feeling as though this is something I should read. In its own way, it feels important.
Six teens must band together to survive after a shooting breaks out. When a deadly shooting breaks out in a Portland shopping mall, a diverse group of teens ends up trapped behind a store’s security shutter. To her own surprise, seventeen-year-old Miranda finds the others looking to her as their leader. But she’s hiding a big secret—and she’s not the only one. The group has only three choices—run, hide, or fight back. The wrong decision will have fatal consequences.
What are your thoughts on Run, Hide, Fight Back? Does this sound like a novel you’d be interested in reading or do you think you’d prefer to pass it up? Any thoughts regarding the shopping mall shooting? Let me know in the comments!