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Public Enemies (On the Run Series #5)

Public Enemies (On the Run Series #5)

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by Gordon Korman

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The Falconer siblings come one step closer to freeing their parents from jail in this fifth installment of the thrilling Gordon Korman series.

Aiden and Meg Falconer have been crossing the country as fugitives in order to prove their parents didn't commit a crime. They've been chased from state to state by the FBI . . . and by a killer they know only as Hairless


The Falconer siblings come one step closer to freeing their parents from jail in this fifth installment of the thrilling Gordon Korman series.

Aiden and Meg Falconer have been crossing the country as fugitives in order to prove their parents didn't commit a crime. They've been chased from state to state by the FBI . . . and by a killer they know only as Hairless Joe. Now Hairless Joe is getting closer than ever -- and the Falconers are getting even closer than that to the truth.

Product Details

Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
On the Run Series , #5
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.40(d)
790L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Gordon Korman is the author of The 39 Clues Book 2: One False Note, which debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, and The 39 Clues Book #8: The Emperor's Code. Gordon has written more than sixty books for kids and young adults, including Zoobreak, Swindle, and Son of the Mob, as well as the On the Run series and the Island, Everest, Dive, and Kidnapped trilogies. A native of Ontario, Canada, Korman now lives with his family in Long Island, New York.

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Public Enemies (On the Run Series #5) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
on the run is a mystery adventure book.The main characters are Meg and Aiden Falconer.Aiden and Meg's parents were framed by Frank Lindenauer for helping terrorist.Aiden and Meg are running from the cops and a killer while rying to find evidence to prove there parents free.they steal a horse to go to denver to go to the Horus Global headquarters.they come across a fair and end up getting chased by someone on a motorcycle when he crashes and they take his motorcycle to Denver.They stopped at the Library to go tho the bathroom and look up information on the computer when Meg hears a guy on the radio talking bad about them and Meg calles them and tells them how they did not choose to be fugitives and they are doing all of it to prove his parents free he changes and tells them he will help them if they ever ned it.when they looked up information about Horus Globe they found an article on someone who died and they found the daughter of that girl and how she works at a school and they were going to talk to her tommorrow but first they need somewhere to sleep.they sneak inside of the Library and sleep there and leave in the morning.in the morning they went to the school and Aiden protended to go to school there.the teacher tolled him that she didn't know anything but she saw someone leave the crime scene when they got there and that her moms friend might know something.his name was Oznote but he could not speak english.Aiden and meg went to the Library to fing Oznote but when they got there he just showed them drawings of Frank and Hairless Joe when Hairless Joe found them there they snuck out on the motorcycle but he saw them so he drove after them but Aiden could not lose them and he was running out of gas so he turned in a semitary to lose him but they ran out of gas so they dived behind a marble grave stone and Hairless Joe ran into it and aiden and meg ran into a graved house and when Hairless Joe opened up the door Meg slapped him with a shovel.Aiden picked up the gun Joe had but Aiden couldn't do it and he ran away.while this was going on thed cops had been chasing him so Meg called the radio guy on a phone in the car and he sent people to drive thm away to a bus stop far away. but in that moment Aiden had relized Hairless Joe really was............
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is an awesome book if u read the books before it!!! It has action, suspense, and comedy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Public Enemies By: Gordon Korman ¿Run!¿ that¿s all the Falconer kids could think was ¿Run!¿ In this story Aiden and Meg Falconer are running from the law to prove their parents innocents. They need to go to Denver, because there is some important evidence that could save their parents. After having to deal with cops and a mysterious killer known as ¿Hairless Joe¿, they were saved by the ¿Mouth of America¿. I really didn¿t like this book. One reason I didn¿t like this book was the part with the goose. The author should have put in a dog instead. The dog would have added more action and suspense. Also, if a dog was substituted for the goose then maybe someone would have gotten hurt which would have added to the drama. Another thing I didn¿t like about the story was when Aiden and Meg hid in the bathrooms in the library. They should have hid under the desks which would have added to the suspense. Instead of hiding in the bathroom and falling asleep on the toilets they should have slept between the food machines in case someone realized they were in the bathroom everyday. I don¿t even know how anyone can fall asleep on a toilet anyway. The one think I did like about the book was the Oznot guy. It was good that the author added a guy who could not talk. It added to the disparity of the story. Only he should have been a red herring instead of helping Aiden and Meg. Again, I wouldn¿t recommend this book to many people. The thing I disliked the most was the part where Aiden and Meg almost got thrown down the elevator shaft. Instead of Meg getting out of ¿Hairless Joes¿ death grip, someone should have knocked ¿hairless Joe¿ out. Also, it was weird how Meg escaped from ¿Hairless Joe¿. The author could have also made ¿Hairless Joe¿ slip on the floor he was polishing. Critiqued By: J Fisher
Guest More than 1 year ago
yeah, see, he was really funny up until recently. like 'i wanna go home' and 'the twinkie squad', 'bugs potter', the bruno and boots series. but then he tried to write seriously and the point is he's not really an AMAZING writer he was just funny. then after he got serious he tried to be funny again because he realized that being serious wasn't working, only he lost touch with what it's really like to be a kid and the whole dumb series is unbelievable and silly and there's really nothing so funny about any of it and so we see the demise of a once great genius. my 9 and 6 year old siblings agree that they are stupid books they'd much rather read charlie brown or something. you want to read it? get it out of the library. these are not books you'll want to read over and over again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! i loved the series and i dont care if i'm a few years older than recommended! I love Gordon Korman! He's books are great!!! These are one of the best and i've come to love Aiden and Meg and I want to read the Kidnapped series too but I'm dissapointed that there are only three, oh well it wouldn't be the same if there were many of them since aiden isn't by her side. I loved this book the most, well maybe, because I read 3,4,5,6 all in arow and it's hard to remember what exactly happened but i loved it so such! he should definitely write more books similar to these. but i will miss the charaters very much, even hairless joe. ok maybe not, for aiden and meg's sake. well i loved these and highly suggest you read them they are the bomb!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is an amalgamation of a thriller, a survival story, a good novel, and a kid's book. This is the fast paced continuation of the journey of the Falconer siblings as they try to gather evidence to prove that their parents-who were sentenced to life in prison for aiding and abetting foreign terrorists-are innocent and were framed. Readers everywhere of all ages, genders, ad walks of life will sympathize with Aiden and Meg's burning quest to free their mom and dad. This is a must read, even for reluctant readers. Kids will be lined up at libraries to get this title.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a awesome book. I couldn't stop reading it. This has so many cool things happen. I definately hope everyine gets a chance to read this book
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is the greatest. twists and turns lead the kids to discover that the mysterious killer thats been after them is actually the man they've been looking for, you guessed it Hairless joe is frank Lindenaur. Now the nation is even hotter on their trail and the kids are even hotter on frank's
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
reading to my kids loved the book they keep on telling me to reread it they enjoyed it of all they love the action because i acted some of it out =]