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Runaway book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers . EM WATTS IS ON THE RUNShe's on the run from school, from work, from her. Editorial Reviews. From School Library Journal. Gr 7 Up–In this final volume in the trilogy, Em Airhead Book 3: Runaway - Kindle edition by Meg Cabot. Read "Airhead Book 3: Runaway An Airhead Novel" by Meg Cabot available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first download. Where can.
For a series about superficiality and accepting who you are, none of the characters ever seem to get this point. Everyone except for the bad guys, of course ends up happy, paired off and pretty.
Em's still a model, but now she can tell people who she really is and is justified being a bitchy to the popular girls. This is the happy ending? It's almost like an aborted prequel to the Uglies series, where everyone in the country is obsessed with looking pretty, but have to be reminded that "People shouldn't be judged by their looks! It's even the bad guys' motivation- well, Stark's is just money, but all of the shareholders are willing to kill off attractive coeds just to look pretty and young again.
I feel like there's supposed to be a commentary on how we as a culture view attractiveness, but it fails so hard by making all of the main characters superficially attractive and keeping them that way at end. I know I keep harping on about this series, but seriously- Uglies. Read it. There's some good points to the series, and the plot could have been decent. But Cabot drops the ball on the interesting plot threads, and the conflict never feels as big or as important as the characters make it out to be.
Not that I'm condoning the murder of attractive coeds, but you get my point. It also feels like the books were set up to be a trilogy just for the sake of being a trilogy, and would have really worked better as just one volume.
And I think I've gone on enough about how bad the characterization is. No wonder I'd been so hot. And that his kisses were doing to me again what they'd done to me before, making me feel warm and protected in a way I hadn't felt since.
And just like then, before I was entirely aware of what was happening, Christopher's hands were gently cradling my face as his lips moved over mine. Somehow he'd shed that annoying leather jacket, and he was half on, half off the bed.
But definitely half on me, a sensation I couldn't say I didn't find enjoyable. I knew there were things we needed to say.
Things I needed to know, things I needed to tell him. But how could I when his lips were doing such interesting things to mine, and his hands-oh, his hands-had moved away from my face to tug at my.
It was the hardest thing I think I'd ever had to do. In the darkened room, there was nothing I wanted to do more than just let him keep doing what he was doing.
But I couldn't. Someone had to stay sane. And I had a pretty good idea that it wasn't going to be him. I could see that his blue eyes, so close to mine, were half-lidded and looked dazed.
I pulled her onto my lap to use her as a kind of doggy boy-defense shield. I'm happy to see you, too. But we have to talk. What are you doing here? Christopher seemed to pull himself together. He lost the dazed look-well, some of it-and said, sitting up straighter, "I think it should be obvious what I'm doing here, Em.
I'm here to rescue you. My heart gave another one of its crazy somersaults. Seriously, everything this boy said-and did-was causing my internal organs to do acrobatics. He had come all the way from New York to rescue me? Just when I had given up all hope that anyone I knew was even thinking about me.
Except Lulu and my mother. And my agent, Rebecca, of course. It was all I could do to keep from crawling back across the bed and into his arms.
But that, I knew, would be a huge mistake. Because I wouldn't have the strength to crawl out of his arms again. Pushing some of my sleep-tossed hair out of my eyes, I resolved to follow my own advice and focus.
This one can run something like a million potential code combinations a second before it finds the right one. Used it to open Brandon's garage door.
I stared at the little metal box in his hand. This was definitely something I wouldn't dream. I wasn't so sure Christopher's cousin Felix belonged under house arrest in his mother's basement. I think maybe he belonged on the payroll of some tech corporation in Silicon Valley. I figured he'd be stupid enough to use his name-and I was right. I had to laugh at that. The idea of me just walking out of Brandon's house and away from my problems with Christopher like-well, like it was that easy.
Where could we even go? It wasn't, like, with my face, we wouldn't be instantly recognized anywhere we went. And what about Steven, and Nikki, and their mom? I know I'm not related to them-except by blood-but I owed them something for the way they'd fought for me, even if it hadn't worked. Steven had gotten so mad at Brandon for agreeing to Nikki's insane plan, he'd finally had to leave the dining room entirely, for fear-he'd told me later, when I'd met him in the hallway as I'd been coming up to bed-that he'd smash Brandon's face in.
Later, he'd come into my room, telling me that we had to get out of there before both Nikki and I ended up dead. But go where? Steven could always rejoin his naval unit and slip back under the sea in the submarine he'd left to look for his missing mother.
But what about Mrs. Howard, who couldn't even use her credit cards or pay a bill for fear of Stark Enterprises tracking her down? Or Nikki, who chose to remain so blindly ignorant of the role she'd played in causing all of this heartache? But first, I had to tell him the most important thing of all-besides the fact that I was madly in love with him, which I was pretty sure from the previous few minutes' makeout session he already knew.
She told us what she tried to blackmail Brandon's dad over. What she overheard that got her killed. He reached out and smoothed some of my hair away from my face. I closed my eyes for a second or two, relishing the warmth from his fingers as they swept my skin.
A wave of desire slammed into me with all the force of a dodgeball hurled by Whitney Robertson. Nikki says she overheard Mr. Stark and a bunch of his cronies chuckling in his office over the fact that new Stark Quarks are going to arrive with some kind of undetectable spyware-bundled with the new version of Journeyques t-that's going to upload all of the information the user taps into it-any information he ever enters into any websites, Priceline, Facebook, e-mails, that kind of thing.
To view it, click here. Runaway is third and last book of the Airhead series by Meg Cabot. This series was about how Emerson Watts, a normal teenage girl, who got killed in a tragic accident. When she died, Nikki Howards, a supermodel, also dies in the same room, at the same time.
When Emerson dies, they had to perform a surgery that put her brain into Nikki's body. It was the only way that Em could survive.
Nikki was considered braindead already. In Runaway, Em has to worry about Robert Stark, the man who killed her, not killing the important people in her life.
She has to worry about that because he might them if he tells the whole world about his secret. His secret is that he has been killing and performing the brain surgery for years.
The surgery is actually illegal and the whole world doesn't know what he is doing. When he performs these surgeries, he murders innocent people so they become his "donors".
It was an amazing book. You don't get that in many books, do you? But in this one you do, and it'll probably keep you turning the page every second. My favorite part of this book was seeing Em's relationship with everyone. I loved her relationship with Steven, her Nikki's older brother, but since she's Nikki, "her" older brother.
I always wanted an older brother like him. In the book, he listens to Em and asks her if she needs him to beat someone up when he saw that she was sad. He was the perfect older brother. I loved her relationship with Christopher too! In the book, he seems very stubborn but he's very romantic. He "swoops" in and comes to rescue Em when she's stuck in a house with paparazzi everywhere.
In the end of the book, he also gives her a bracelet that said "Em Watts" because he knew that she was still having a hard time being Nikki Howards. It was SOOO sweet. So in conclusion, this book was fabulous. Six out of five stars! Em's character became more annoying than the past two books. There was a lot of references to real life celebrities and TV shows which was a bit out of character seeing as Em used to diss them.
Em became this snarky and ditsy damsel in distress. The other characters weren't much better. The more I got to know the other characters, the more shallow I felt they were. The underlying plot was quite good but the book was filled with pointless babbling and repetition by Em of her situation.
Some poten Em's character became more annoying than the past two books. Some potential character development was wasted. I was looking forward to Em's unlikely ally Nikki's brother Steven helping out to make a stand against Stark but he was practically missing throughout the whole novel and turned out to be minor to the whole plot.
The twist at the end of Being Nikki view spoiler [where Brandon threatened Em to do what he instructed hide spoiler ] was ruined. There was so much potential for the storyline but nothing came of it.
The climatic events at the end of this book were dramatic but frankly quite ridiculous. I felt that in order to tie up the series in a big bow, the corruption happening at Stark corporation was too easily fixed.
The only thing that came out of it was Robert Stark's frivolous son taking over the company and making empty promises and people seem to just accept it! Furthermore, every single person was paired up no matter if they'd never even met each other view spoiler [i. Frida and Felix hide spoiler ]. Yes, let's create a lot of couples and let them skip away into the sunset and skip writing their development! Overall, a fun series though the conclusion left me quite unsatisfied. Apr 19, Barbara Bell rated it liked it.
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. 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.
The storyline was fascinating and Cabot still managed to surprise her readers with tidbits. Also, a big driver of this book was the background discussion about business ethics, identity theft, and even reclaiming a new identity. Aug 21, Bree rated it it was ok. With this series, I thought the books lost something each time the next one came out. I loved the first book, it was hilarious and sweet.
The second one wasn't as good, but I enjoyed it all the same. With Runaway, I was, instead of enjoying the book, annoyed at the main character for being so whiny. Not in the selfish ditz-y blonde kind of way that was Nikki , but the 'Oh, why does everyone hate me I'm just trying to be nice Em lost some of her charm in Runaway, and so did many With this series, I thought the books lost something each time the next one came out.
Em lost some of her charm in Runaway, and so did many of the characters. This whole book felt a little rushed to me to be honest. Lulu was adorable and hilarious as usual, but what happened to Christopher?
Christopher said so many somewhat ridiculous things that were never really explained, and Gabriel was hardly present at all. Most of the character were like cardboard really- they lost their depth. They ending was kind of obvious as soon as Em found out everything Stark was doing- it was kind of disheartening.
And what about Christopher and Em's relationship issues? It was like, 'Oh it's New Years The was Em was so sarcastic and the way she kept throwing around the term 'I love you' was sort of annoying in this time, even though I usually find it cute in Meg Cabot's other books. It just happened too many times in Runaway.
One more thing- I love the covers of this series the US versions. Soooo bad. They make the book look like it's targeted at 9 year olds.
Overall, a disappointment, but- it could've been worse. Jun 19, Lauren rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you're having any doubts about Runaway not living up to the previous two books in this superb series by Cabot, well, let me tell you, Runaway is just as addicting and fab as the previous two, if not more; leaving me to think Runaway will be a runaway hit.
It was a blast reading Lulu's laugh-out-loud funny lines and all about the different situations the characters got themselves in to trying to If you're having any doubts about Runaway not living up to the previous two books in this superb series by Cabot, well, let me tell you, Runaway is just as addicting and fab as the previous two, if not more; leaving me to think Runaway will be a runaway hit. It was a blast reading Lulu's laugh-out-loud funny lines and all about the different situations the characters got themselves in to trying to figure out what Stark Enterprises was up to.
The plot, as well as the writing, kept this book at a fast pace, which allowed me to finish Runaway in less than a day. I loved all the twists and turns Meg Cabot added in to the story, and the resolution to what exactly Stark was hiding behind the sceanes. It was definitely something I didn't see coming.
Plus, I loved all the different hook-ups between characters that I hoped would fall for each other in the end. The ending was the typical and happy ending Cabot usually has at the ends of her books. Though, it didn't detract to my love of the book one bit; actually it added to it. Since, I personally tend to love those type of endings, especially when Meg's the one behind them.
In all, Runaway is a great ending to a trilogy I have come to love, and while I'm extremely sad to see it end, it left off on a great note. Plus, maybe we'll get lucky and Meg will write more.
Apr 17, Lenore Appelhans rated it really liked it Shelves: I spent a couple hours discussing the ethics issues it brings up with Daniel and yes, you do wish you could have been a fly on the wall for those conversations…the RUNAWAY surprised me. I spent a couple hours discussing the ethics issues it brings up with Daniel and yes, you do wish you could have been a fly on the wall for those conversations…they were fab!
I really liked how Cabot resolved all the various plot lines and character arcs — and the story feels liked it reached a very natural conclusion. And ok, my imaginary one book story might have clocked in at pages or so, but it would have packed so. May 16, Sara rated it really liked it. This book is the third book in the Airhead series.
It talks about a girl named Em short for Emerson who had to switch bodies with a superstar. Em learns how to deal with he new body, and her new lifestyle, but when she discovers a shocking secret about Nikki, the superstar she swoupt bodies with, she is confused and left thoughtless.
I enjoyed reading this book. It was very interesting to see how everyone changed from the second book from the series, to this book. It was suspenseful, even thou This book is the third book in the Airhead series. It was suspenseful, even though it had a very slow start. The author, Meg Cabot, who is my favorite author, really put a lot of effort and thought into this book. Without making it to girly, she used stories involving boys, and drama, and emotions.
This book taught me a lot. It taught me that I should love someone for who they are, not for what they look like. It taught me that in some situations, it is better to put yourself first. It made me realize that sometimes, when things can't be done alone, asking help is not a big deal. This book taught me so many things, and it also kept me interested. These books are fun, although I think the plot started to lose focus by this one.
HAHA" but then she actually tried to give it a plot, which was sort of unnecessary. Like, I like Meg Cabot's humor and her characters, but the plot for this one fell sort of flat for me. Second problem, waaay too many pop culture references which are going to make this book obsolete like two years from now.
Third These books are fun, although I think the plot started to lose focus by this one. It seemed sort of like the end, but I'm not entirely sure. Ah well. I enjoyed the series if that was it. Aug 20, Carol Andrade sky in winter rated it it was ok.
Jul 23, Monica rated it liked it. I quite liked it. I absolutely adored this book except for one thing I could not ignore, which I'll get to in a sec. The real plot behind Stark enterprises was amazing. I loved the Phoenix Project. However, one main YES.
However, one main thing really prevented me from adoring this book - and that was the romance. Christopher is, no offense intended, the biggest jerk and arsehole I've seen in a long time. I hope not. He's offended because he feels like he's not needed, he's moody and throws tantrum like a 5-year-old and worse, he's rough and randomly kisses her, then pushes her away. Uhm, I'm so not going for the bad boy. Em, you could do so much better than the "supervillain".
Okay maybe it's just me since I never think bad boys are hot. Like ever, except in "Perfect Chemistry" but the dude was actually a gentleman. Not here, nope not Christopher. I can't even. Also, the Lulu and Steven thing was so weird. I disliked how he said "What can I do?
I love her. You have met each other for less than a month prob less than two weeks but whatever and although it seemed like they were very sweet, I wish she was rejected and then GREW through the experience.
She wouldn't die if she had some character development, no? I mean, what's the book trying to say? Just be pretty and flaunt your boobs, let go of any dignity you have and after a night with your crush I'll swear he's yours. He'll even LOVE you! The only romance I semi-liked was the one between Nikki and Gabriel. But I want her to grow before Gabe falls for her too. GEEZ why can't anyone have some character development?!?! On second thought maybe this book is just a Okay no.
The Phoenix was just too amazing. It deserves a 3. Honestly though there are some serious logical questions in here I mean how on earth can a high school student obtain a piece of internet info that was destroyed?
I get she had another phone to record him talking etc. I LIKE happy endings but that's just way over the top!! Okay legit it's just a 3.
I liked it. But I have too many problems with everyone. Only Em was tolerable, and I liked Lulu too. Jan 31, Rachael rated it really liked it. Em Watts is hiding. Forced into an unhappy alliance with her not-boyfriend who just happens to be the power hungry son of her evil employer, Em has just about had it. I usually hate revealing anything substantial about book endings, but this one is a little too happily ever after for me not to. So even if the ending was very predictable, Runaway was still an enjoyable novel.
Jun 17, Emma rated it liked it Shelves: While I definitely enjoyed these books, some parts, while realistic, seem like a little bit of the wrong message to be sending to teenage girls. As an adult, I appreciate the realism, but I feel like teenagers should still be under the impression that boys will like them for who they are, and they shouldn't have to pretend to be helpless to get a man.
Or being pretty is helpful in life, but there's a legitimacy to be a tomboy or an outcast, especially when you're sixteen, which I feel kind of ge While I definitely enjoyed these books, some parts, while realistic, seem like a little bit of the wrong message to be sending to teenage girls.
Or being pretty is helpful in life, but there's a legitimacy to be a tomboy or an outcast, especially when you're sixteen, which I feel kind of gets pushed to the wayside as Em embraces her new life as Nikki. At least the bitchy high schooler gets hers in the end. Hmm, I'm gonna have to go reread Jane Eyre after this. But overall, I enjoyed the series. It's a little far-fetched that most of the vapid celebrities in Em's new life turn out to have hearts of gold, but I'll go with it.
Christopher is great in his turns as hero and super-villain. And I like that when Em does stupid things, she at least has the good sense to turn around and smack herself in the head over doing something so stupid. The conspiracy plot got a little confusing in the middle when you find out what Nikki overheard, you're like, "Really?
That's it? Things have to wrap up pretty fast, but at least we don't end up with a ten years later epilogue. Read my full review and comparisons to other books at my blog: Apr 04, Lea rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Contains major spoilers about Being Nikki.
Christopher loves her! Nikki Howard, it turned out, was not really dead.