Running Barefoot

Running Barefoot

When Josie Jensen, an awkward 13-year-old musical prodigy crashes headlong into new-comer Samuel Yazzie, an 18-year-old Navajo boy full of anger and confusion, an unlikely friendship blooms. Josie teaches Samuel about words, music and friendship, and along the way finds a kindred spirit. Upon graduation, Samuel abandons the sleepy, small town in search of a future and a li When Josie Jensen, an awkward 13-year-old musical prodigy crashes headlong into new-comer Samuel Yazzie, an 18-year-old N...

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Title:Running Barefoot
Author:Amy Harmon
ISBN:Utah (United States)

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Yogesh Jain I think the writer has made it very clear with few lines and events that he never had a girl friend after he left josie. He had been deployed for a…moreI think the writer has made it very clear with few lines and events that he never had a girl friend after he left josie. He had been deployed for a long time and written letters for her all the time and she was always in his mind which makes it very clear that he never had a girl friend ever since he met josie (less)
Karen It comes from a quote very early in the book and describes how Josie feels following the death of her mother.
"Like a shoe that has lost its mate…more
It comes from a quote very early in the book and describes how Josie feels following the death of her mother.
"Like a shoe that has lost its mate is never worn again, I had lost my matching part and didn't know how to run barefoot."(less)

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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:443 pages pages

Running Barefoot Reviews

  • Brandie
    Dec 10, 2017
    Another beautiful story that will stay with me a long time. ...
  • Jacob Proffitt
    Oct 25, 2012
    I picked this up based on a friend's review, mostly because it was a cheap kindle buy and I was almost out of lunchtime reading. I'm glad that I did. I have some concerns with the book that I want to mention, though with the caveat that none of them mattered to me in the least as I ...
  • Britt
    Nov 24, 2012
    "Human beings are not designed to be alone. Our creator gave us smooth, sensitive skin that craves the warmth of other skin. Our arms seek to hold. Our hands yearn to touch. We are drawn to companionship and affection out of an innate need." I picked this one up as a freebie and w...
  • Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
    Nov 20, 2014
    2.5 stars! When I heard that this book was loosely connected to the upcoming The Law of Moses and featured an unusual couple pairing, I was immediately on board with reading it as I love interconnected stories with a dose of cultural references and quirky, unique characters. But...
  • Sandy
    Feb 13, 2014
    So, I purchased this anthology of seven stories called Romance through the Ages for $.99 (a CRAZY good deal), and Running Barefoot is one of the stories. I hadn't heard of this author or this book, but I was just trying to read through the entire anthology. I HAD ZERO EXPECTATIONS. ...
  • Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
    Jan 04, 2013
    4.5-4.75 Stars ?True love sufferth long, and is kind; true love envieth not. True love vounteth not itself, is not puffed up. True love does not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil. True love rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoice...
  • Glass
    Oct 21, 2013
    Review posted on January 27th, 2015. I never know what to expect when I pick up novel written by Amy Harmon. Sometimes I love them to pieces, sometimes I think they are okay, and there are those with some topics that I don't prefer when choosing what to read next. One of ...
  • Kristin (KC) - Traveling Sister
    Mar 21, 2013
    *4 Stars* This is the story of Josie and Samuel ? both of whom seem to be running barefoot as they find solace, courage, and friendship in one another. Josie is a child musical prodigy who was forced to grow up too fast and embody the role of "nurturing caretaker". Samue...
  • Michelle [Helen Geek]
    Apr 23, 2013
    04/27/2013 ? Overall Rating = 10 Stars! Book Cover / Book Blurb = 4 / 4 = 4 Stars Writer?s Voice = 5 Stars Character Development = 5 Stars Story Appreciation = 5 Stars Worth the Chili = 5 Stars [$3.99 on Amazon] This was the second book I?ve read by this WONDERFUL Lady...
  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Jun 20, 2015
    3.5 stars A sweet little second chance story about childhood friends with some angsty moments thrown in. Once again, I really enjoyed Amy Harmon's writing and her grasp of creating three dimensional characters. My only issue was that it slowed down quite a bit toward the middle and ...
  • Myrna
    Dec 23, 2016
    Sweet story with very likable characters. The novel has lots of themes - love, coming of age, and faith to name a few. It's predictable but an enjoyable journey. Amy never disappoints! ...
  • Amy | Foxy Blogs
    Oct 26, 2012
    RUNNING BAREFOOT is now available for $0.99-> Normally $4.95. Sale is good through Wednesday, November 19th 2014 ************************************** Running Barefoot is a love story that spans through ten years worth of time and takes the reader throug...
  • Christy
    Oct 23, 2013
    4.5 stars! Running Barefoot was one of those books that was off my radar for so long, that when I finally started it I thought ?What was I waiting for?? When I saw that this was Amy Harmon?s first published novel, I was shocked. This does not read like a debut. The writi...
  • Paula
    Nov 08, 2013
    I want to kick myself for having this book sit on my Kindle, unread for so long! I absolutely loved it! Seriously one of the best books that I've read this year. Amy Harmon is an amazing writer. ...
  • Mo
    Oct 20, 2013
    3.5 stars I finished another book by this author yesterday and was on a high from it so decided to check out this one. My review will be mostly visual as I just do not have the time to do a full one. I think my expectations were way too high because I totally loved her other ...
  • ♥Sharon♥
    Mar 18, 2014
    When I turned the last page of Running Barefoot my first thought was that it was such a sweet story. It was also thought provoking. For me that is what is at the heart of Amy Harmon?s writing. This is a story about two young people, Josie and Samuel, who make a connection during ...
  • Maayan
    Apr 14, 2013
    This book was so beautiful and touching .. I feel like every time I read Amy Harmon book I gain so much knowledge ! In this case, I was fascinated with all the Navajo culture and legends, and with all the classical music and composers .. Josie was amazing! She was such an inspiring you...
  • Candace
    Nov 18, 2014
    'Running Barefoot' is touching and beautiful love story spanning a lifetime. Josie and Samuel's story began when they were assigned to sit together on the school bus. A seventh grader, Josie is soon enamored with the older boy. Despite a five year age difference, the two develop a stro...
  • bella ϟ  [ bella farren ]
    Jul 13, 2017
    5/5 stars This book tore apart my heart and left me a puddle of emotions. I physically could not put this book down until I finished it, I stayed up until the very late hours of the morning crying into my pillow. This book so artfully introduces you to two character who you follow f...
  • Ishmeen
    Jul 31, 2018
    I really liked the development of Josie and Samuel?s relationship but I was bored in quite a few parts. The story was good but it just wasn?t for me unfortunately. ...
  • Bonnie Shores
    Dec 14, 2017
    "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trust...
  • Karen
    Sep 09, 2017
    I've checked and confirmed that every Amy Harmon book I have read has earned a well deserved 5 star rating from me. I just adore her style of writing, it is like I'm sat beside her as she tells me the story. Not like she is reading it to me, but she is telling me all about Josie Jo ...
  • Ashley
    Dec 11, 2018
    Reviewed on: Ashes Books & Bobs. I don?t know if everyone has moments like this when they read: Your eyes read a line or paragraph and it?s filled with such wisdom, you feel complete ecstasy. You may feel the need to weep and let out a raucous belly-laugh all at once. The on...
  • ✶Rachelle✶
    Feb 19, 2017
    5 stars This book. All the feels. I pretty cried and ugly cried and all around made my family very nervous about my emotional state. I bought the book and then cried when I saw the cover. There are lots of tears, but they are good tears. I will love this book until the day I d...
  • Julie Carpenter
    Sep 09, 2017
    This is a 10 ?+ read for me! Reread: February 18-19, 2018 I've read this one multiple's one of those go to books for me. I love it. This was my first book and introduction to Amy Harmon's writing and I have been a fan ever since. It is such a beautiful story, very mo...
  • Kaila
    May 17, 2018
    4/5 stars ?What softened your heart?" I asked softly. "Good music and a friend?. "I felt my eyes burn a little and turned from him, blinking quickly to lap up the sting of tears. "Music has incredible power" "So does friendship," he supplied frankly.? I don't think th...
  • Annika
    Dec 31, 2015
    The second book I've read by Amy Harmon, and the second time I cried ugly tears (okay, technically the third time as I cried twice reading Making Faces). Challenge accepted, Ms. Harmon. Challenge accepted. So here's the deal: Up until about 50% or so, I was sure this was going...
  • Rissa
    Nov 19, 2018
    Running barefoot If you are lucky enough you will have a best friend that you love the love that is just friendship nothing more to come out of it. That is what Sam was to Josie. They were more than best friends but less then lovers. Sam went away to war and Josie fell in love with...
  • Iryna *Book and Sword*
    Feb 05, 2018
    4.25/5 stars I'm on a quest to read all of Amy Harmon books and I only have like 4 books to go. Which makes me both really proud of myself and really sad - because that means from now on I will have to wait for new books to be released. I just can't seem to get enough of Amy's w...
  • Curlyhairlass19
    May 15, 2019
    I literally got swept up in this story. This can?t be Amy Harmon?s first novel, can it? I literally read this book in 10 hours! I think my soul just needed some some soul food. That?s exactly what Amy?s books are to me. Soul food that comforts & soothes. I love how Amy?...