Runaway (Airhead Series #3) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Where can you hide
When everyone knows your name?

The third and final book the NYT bestselling trilogy.

Emerson Watts is on the run: from school, from work, from her family, from her friends, from herself.
With everyone she loves ...
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Runaway (Airhead Series #3)

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Overview

Where can you hide
When everyone knows your name?

The third and final book the NYT bestselling trilogy.

Emerson Watts is 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 live 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.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - JoAn Watson Martin
In this novel that is subtitled, "An Airhead Novel," the reader should beware that the writing is airheaded. Filled with teen jargon and interior dialogue, readers will be unsure whether the book is a sequel or if the next page will explain the plot. Flashbacks abound, but without chronology, where or when do the scenes occur? Emerson Watts is on the run, but readers will find it difficult to learn why. The rich Brandon Stark is holding her prisoner in the Stark mansion, at least long enough to do a brain transplant. She and Nikki have exchanged bodies, it seems, but neither is happy about it. Nikki demands that Emerson give her back her face! Everyone's goal is to avoid the paparazzi. An old boyfriend attempts to rescue her, but Em will not leave without others who are also being held against their will. It would seem that a kidnapping with threats to kill would cause characters to be serious, but puppy love and thumping hearts take the place of figuring out how to get away. All the characters in turn become TSTL (Too Stupid To Live). Brandon must have made Christopher do something, but the mention of the situation is not enough to make sense. Character dialogue could easily clarify but it is absent. Stark Quarks has something to do with the plot, but with so many characters appearing, disappearing, reappearing, they get lost in the confusion. This novel might appeal to Meg Cabot fans, but this reviewer is totally lost. Reviewer: JoAn Watson Martin
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—In this final volume in the trilogy, Em Watts is being held captive by Brandon Stark, son of evil billionaire entrepreneur Robert Stark. Thanks to a forced brain transplant, the teen has been living in the body of superstar model Nikki Howard. Em manages to break out of Brandon's place and find her way back to NYC, but of course, it's impossible to hide when you're a world-famous celebrity. With the help of her tech-savvy friend, Felix, she uncovers Robert Stark's top-secret venture, Project Phoenix, and ultimately reveals it to the public. A bit slow-moving in the middle, the story really picks up as all the loose ends are tied up. Several romantic subplots with secondary characters provide humorous moments, as does the strong narrative voice. Despite its sci-fi premise, this is pure Cabot. At its essence are discussions of femininity and the premium that society places on beauty and youth, all wrapped up in a surface-level fluffy read full of brand-name-dropping and glamour.—Jennifer Barnes, formerly at Homewood Library, IL
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545282956
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Series: Airhead Series , #3
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 71,290
  • Age range: 12 years
  • File size: 567 KB

Meet the Author


MEG CABOT'S many series and books for adults, teens, and tweens have included multiple #1 New York Times bestsellers and have sold more than fifteen million copies worldwide. Her Princess Diaries series has been published in more than thirty-eight countries and was made into two hit films by Disney. Meg also wrote the New York Times bestselling Mediator, Airhead, Insatiable, and Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls series, as well as the award-winning novels All-American Girl and Avalon High. Meg lives in Key West with her husband and two cats. Visit Meg online at www.megcabot.com.

Biography

Meg Cabot knows that one of the best cures for feeling gawky and conspicuous is reading about someone who sticks out even more than you do. Her books for young adults invariably feature girls who have extraordinary powers that carry extraordinary burdens. Cabot's Princess Diaries series offers up the secret thoughts of Mia Thermopolis, who discovers at age 14 that she is actually the princess of a small European country. This revelation adds significantly to her extant concerns about crushes, friendships, school, and other matters falling under adolescent scrutiny.

Cabot, a native of Indiana weaned on Judy Blume and Barbara Cartland, was already a successful romance novelist (as Patricia Cabot) before she began writing for young adults; her alter-alter ego, Jenny Carroll, began a new series shortly after The Princess Diaries debuted. The Carroll books are divided between the Mediator series, starring a girl who can communicate with restless ghosts; and the 1-800-WHERE-R-YOU books, in which a girl struck by lightning acquires the ability to locate missing people.

Cabot writes her books in a conspiratorial, first-person style that resonates with her readers. She has obviously kept a grip on the vernacular and the key issues of adolescence; but what makes her books so irresistible is the mixing of the mundane with the fantastic. After all, who wouldn't like to wake up and be a princess all of a sudden, or a seer? Cabot takes such offhand notions and roots them firmly in the details of average, middle-class American life. She has also tiptoed into mystery and paranormal suspense with other YA novels and series installments.

Cabot continues to write adult novels under various permutations of her given name (Meggin Patricia Cabot): from 19th-century historical romances to contemporary chick lit. And, as with her books for teens, these romances have earned praise for their lighthearted humor and well drawn characters.

Good To Know

Some interesting outtakes from our interview with Cabot:

"I am left handed."

"I hate tomatoes of any kind."

"I really wanted to be veterinarian, but I got a 410 on my math SATs."

"Writing used to be my hobby, but now that it's my job, I have no hobby -- except watching TV and laying around the pool reading US Weekly. I have tried many hobbies, such as knitting, Pilates, ballet, yoga, and guitar, but none of them have taken. So I guess I'm stuck with no hobby.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Meggin Patricia Cabot (full name); Patricia Cabot, Jenny Caroll
    2. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A. in fine arts, Indiana University, 1991
    2. Website:

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  • Posted May 14, 2011

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    I really underestimated this series!

    When I first saw these books I was curious. I mean I had read The Mediator and 1-800-Where-R-You and absolutely loved it but this was about a MODEL for pete's sake. I mean, I loved Meg Cabot and all but I Really wasn't sure that she could pull off a book about a model that I would get into. However I did buy Airhead (the first book in the series) on my nook since it wasn't that expensive and I really was curious. So I started reading it and oh my gosh! IT was so amazing! It might, just MIGHT have moved past The Mediator series on my favorites list (which is a HUGE deal)! Seriously I think this author could pull off anything! I loved loved LOVED Christopher and Em! The plot was so complex and cool, I never guessed Stark's secret, that option just never crossed my mind! I admit before I read the series I had snooped around on reviews hoping someone would mention what the secret was so I could guesstimate how much it sounded like something I'd like, but now I'm glad they didn't. It so would have messed up the surprise! No, you need the suspense! Trust me.
    I think everyone should read these books, it works for tomboys like me because Em really is a lot like us non-fashionable teens, but it would also appear to fashion lovers and girly girls because of all the references to fashion and the modeling world. And let's just face it, any girl (read: EVERY girl) is going to love Christopher! Oh my gosh, he is so hot and sweet! I love the best-friend-turned-love-interest guys and Christopher totally fit the bill! And the end! Oh the end! I don't think there has ever been a better end to a better series (except perhaps in Meg Cabot's other books...) It was one of those awesome endings where no one was left single or sad, everyone ended up with who was perfect for them and everyone (who deserved someone) ended up with someone! It was so perfect I was grinning like an idiot and talked the ear off my mom and sister for a few hours that night as I had my major fan girl moment. I love the escape literature offers, and books like this are the whole reason I read so much. The joy I get from finding a book series that I can delve into so whole heartedly without having to worry about anything inappropriate or shocking and knowing that I was going to fall in love with the characters and their world...well it's just something that's amazing. And Meg Cabot has truly captured the essence of great story telling. Thank you Mrs. Cabot for writing such wonderful stories that girls all over the world can love and connect too! You have a true gift.
    Your Faithful Reviewer,
    DayDreamingBookGirl

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2010

    'Runaway' is a great end to this edgy trilogy!

    As Meg Cabot's newest release "Runaway," opens, we see that Em Watts is hiding, from the paparazzi, from her family, from her friends, and even from her own life. Forced into an unhappy partnership with her non-boyfriend (who just happens to be the power hungry son of her evil employer), Em is at her breaking point. Now she's just waiting her time out, but the waiting is taking to look. She is, in fact, waiting for the live Stark Angel fashion show and for the real Nikki to stand up and reveal what she found out about Stark Enterprises, as well as what led to this whole predicament. Her dilemma is that she is stuck between the desire to protect those she cares about and the determination to expose Stark's wrongdoings. Em will have to decide if she can take a stand, or if she's better off running away from it all.

    "Runaway," third in the Airhead series, was preceded by "Airhead" and "Being Nikki" and closes this trilogy off nicely. The storyline was fascinating and Cabot still managed to surprise her readers with tidbits. I don't like to reveal anything substantial about the book, its progression, or its ending, but this one does end happily ever after. Em's character goes through quite a bit and with this last book of the trilogy, readers will applaud her ability to hang in there. Also, a big driver of this book was the background discussion about business ethics, identity theft, and even reclaiming a new identity. It's the gift that Christopher gives to Em at the end that is so thoughtful and touching, and it reminds readers that we are who we are, not matter what crosses our path in life.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 18, 2011

    Awesome book

    This is a an awesome conclusion to the series. I couldn't put down the book. After reading this book, I never put personal information on the internet. I recomend this series to all teenage girls.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2010

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    A good read for those seeking mindless entertainment

    I would recommend this book if you have already invested time in the previous two books in the series. Runaway ties up many of the loose ends in the series, but I found that it did so in an unrealistic and disappointingly non-action-packed manner. There was too much insight into the main character's thoughts (which were horribly repetitive) and not enough excitement. If you are one of those people, like myself, however, who continue reading a mediocre series solely to learn how it ends, then I advise you to read this book. It was a decent read for entertainment purposes in that it went quickly and I didn't have to invest much thought into the story.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2011

    Awesome

    Meg Cabot is an awesome writer and ihave read all of her books. But this seris was by far my favorite

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

    Love it

    This book was great a wonderful conclusion the series leaving me wanting more

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 3, 2011

    Wow!

    Really good book. I just had to keep reading chapter after chapter

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Very good

    Filled with adventure and turning points!!!!!MUST READ!!!!!!!! Lov lov lov lov ittttt

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 14, 2011

    Best series if all time!!

    I bought all of the books and was absolutly obsessed with them!!!
    I read them all day and night!!!!
    Yet to find one to compare

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 19, 2011

    AMAZING

    I couldnt put this book down i love it and recogmend it to everyone!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2010

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    Wonderful =D

    I loved this book. cant believe it was the last one but im glad Cabot ended it so well tying it all up very nicely. The question we have all been wondering about, what is Stark hiding finally gets answered. The answer will scare you especially if your young, pretty, healthy and a traveler, not saying anymore than that i hate spoilers..lol but i have a feeling if your a facebook addict you wont be after you read this =P One thing i enjoyed a lot when reading this book is the relationship between Em and Christopher its so easy to relate to it, this book makes you feel like your in Em shoes and i love the ending how everyone basically lives happily ever after except Robert Stark :). If you haven't read this book you should it's a must read. Hope you enjoy it =D

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    Meg cabot

    I loved this series/books!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2012

    A very creative, gripping story line presents something the aver

    A very creative, gripping story line presents something the average reader hasn't enjoyed before. The whole series presents something unexpected and unusual, yet highly entertaining. I would recommend the series to any teenage girl seeking out a unique, very well written book. Great series, be sure to check it out!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Get it

    I LUV LUV LUV IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2012

    Really Awesome

    Meg cabot is seriously amazing! Her books just pull me in!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    These books are great!

    They wrap you right up and I literally felt like Nikki/Emerson. I got emersed in the mystery and drama and suspense of it all and I was kind of sad when the trilogy ended. :()

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    I love ir! I love it!

    I highly reccomend this book. Great job Meg Cabot!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    Cant wait!

    I READ THE FIRST AND SECOND BOOK AND I LOVED THEM! I CANTNWAIT TO EAD THIS, I AM SURE I WILL NOT BE DISSAPOINTED!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    BEST BOOK SERIES EVERRRRR

    Greaaatttt love Em Watts and her story (even though its fiction) so glad my bff lent me the series <3 you mikah!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    Phenominal

    What a great way to end a series! The ending was really sweet. 20 amazing stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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