When Louisa, Rosie, Evelyn, and Maddie learn the truth about Country Manor School, Rosie finds herself running once again. This time, though, it’s because CMS has a secret – it belongs to the Alliance, the opposing team to the War raging around them.
Now, self-appointed leader Rosie finds herself not only trying to protect herself, but three other girls as they flee the school. Rosie does perfectly fine surviving on her own, but can she also take care of three other girls? Adding to Rosie’s plate, the four girls run into three boys from the school across the pond who want to go with them. Rosie has secrets – should she risk exposing her secrets in order to save others?
Run For Cover is told in first person perspective, through Rosie’s eyes. I found this a great way to give each girl her own opinion and a great chance to elaborate further on each girls’ personality.
Rosie is definitely the strong, go-getter, independent sort and Eva Gray writes her character amazingly. Gray really shows just how terrified and untrusting Rosie is, despite how rock hard she is on the outside. This is a definite change of pace from Louisa’s optimistic, carefree personality, but a quite welcome one.
The writing is simple, yet effective. However, both Behind the Gates and Run For Cover have a younger feel to it that some YA readers might not enjoy. I didn’t mind it at all and I wouldn’t let the younger feel stop you from reading them both, unless you aren’t open to middle grade fiction or juvenile YA at all.
Overall, if you’re looking for some fast and fun reads, the Tomorrow Girls series are worth a look. I read both Behind the Gates and Run For Cover in a few hours and I will definitely be reading the third in the series, With the Enemy.
Check out Meghan’s review of the first installment in the series, Behind the Gates
Meghan is a 18-year-old book blogger. She likes to read and write in her spare time and would like to become a published author one day. She plans on going to college soon.
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