Hit and Run by Lurlene McDaniel

Genre:  Realistic Fiction

# of Pages:  180

RAC Book:  Yes

When Analise does not return home from babysitting one night her parents immediately call everyone, including the police, to try and find her.  They have no luck until the next morning when her badly injured body is found off the side of a road, where they believe she was struck by a car when riding home on her bike.  Analise’s parents and boyfriend are determined to find out who did this, but as time goes on the leads begin to go cold.  Meanwhile, Laurie is horrified when she hears about the accident because she believes she might know something about it.  The problem is that she has to decide if she should come forward with this information or use it to better her own life by blackmailing someone.  Will Laurie make the right decision or will Analise’s attack go unsolved?

Lurlene McDaniel provides a gripping tale told in many perspectives as several different characters try to cope in the aftermath of this hit and run.  The motivations of the characters are clearly portrayed as the reader sees how they all react to this tragedy.  Teens will like this book because it is so easy for them to think of themselves in any one of these character’s shoes.  The book is a quick read and teens will find the ending satisfying.  McDaniel is not afraid of tackling difficult issues and this is no exception.

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9 Responses to “Hit and Run by Lurlene McDaniel”


  1. 2 Sydney April 21, 2011 at 3:09 am

    Does Lurlene McDaniel have any movies made?

  2. 3 Emily October 29, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    O my gosh I read this book and I loved it!!!!! Can you make a movie for this?!?!?!?!?!?!

  3. 4 Marisa October 29, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    I love your books they are sooo realistic and I need to know if you are going to make a movie of “Hit and run” if you are I woul buy it!!!! That is my first and FAVORITE book I’ve ever read by you!!! You rock and inspire me!!!!

  4. 6 Shannon November 29, 2011 at 2:19 am

    This book was great! It really makes you sympathize with all the characters and understand them throughout the book. Its a quick read and it keeps you entranced and wanting more until the shock of an ending! Great read!

  5. 8 Anonymous January 13, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    this is the best book that i have ever read is it a movie?

  6. 9 Anonymous February 8, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    This is my favorite book!!!!Please make a movie!PLEASE!!! *kneels on floor crying*


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