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Runaway by Meg Cabot


“Runaway”
Author: Meg Cabot
Pages [Hardcover]: 310
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Third book in Airhead trilogy. Reviews for Airhead, book 1, and Being Nikki, book 2.
Opening Lines: So according ot the tabloids, I’m on a secret love getaway [not so secret anymore now, thought, is it? Thank you, Us Weekly] with Brandon Stark, the only son and sole heir of billionaire Robert Stark, currently the fourth-richest person in the world, after Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, and Ingvar Kamprad [who founded IKEA, in case you didn’t know].
Memorable Quote: “You know your Lamborghini is on fire, right?”
Favorite Character: Steven & Christopher & Lulu
Em Watts is on the run.
She’s on the run from school, from work, from her family, from her friends, from herself.
With everyone she loves furious with her for something she can’t explain, and nothing but the love Stark Angel fashion show on New Year’s Eve to look forward to, Em’s reached the end of her rope . . . what’s the point of even going on?
But when she discovers the truth about Nikki’s secret, she knows there’s only one person she can turn to.
Will Christopher be able to put aside his personal feelings and help her expose her employer to the world? Is it even fair to get Christopher involved-since if he agrees, there’s every chance that Stark Enterprises will try to have them both killed-this time, permanently.
[Summary taken from book jacket]

“Runaway” was the third and final installment of the Airhead trilogy. This book was good, and I really enjoyed it, but it was just…missing something. I don’t know what. Anyway. I’d recommend it despite that.
This book finally lets the reader know what Stark has been conspiring about. And though it isn’t entirely that surprising, it’s shocking and I think Meg Cabot created a great plot twist by adding this in the mix.
Christopher and Emerson annoyed me at some points. I wanted them to each get other themselves, but they couldn’t see past their own problems to the person that they said they loved standing before them.
That was probably one of the biggest criticisms I have, and as you can tell that isn’t saying much. I love that characters, the orignality of adding science fiction to overdone celebrity teen romance. Meg Cabot has taken this overused idea and added her personal spin on it, which I think ended up with a fantastic result.
“Runaway” gets 4/5 stars from me. I think you should definitely read it, along with the first two books, “Airhead” and “Being Nikki” I would have to say that, out of the three, “Being Nikki” was my favorite.

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