Runaway ~ Meg Cabot

This Sci Fi Airhead series seems to be getting better with each installment. This is a definitely quick read and get you off the reading slump.

About Runaway

Runaway by Meg Cabot

Series: Airhead #3

Published by Macmillan Children’s Books

Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Contemporary

Ratings: 4/5

Emerson Watts is on the run: from school, from her family and from herself. She’s reeling from the shock that Nikki, the girl whose body her brain was forced to inhabit, is still alive. And she’s furious. Manipulative Brandon plans to use Em to discover a secret that will ensure his success, whilst Christopher is out for revenge, fueled by his jealousy. With everyone around her playing a dangerous game, maybe Em should just keep on running…

Initial Thought

Series finale how will Meg Cabot finish this series with soo many loose ends and extremely loose plot. Lets see how this fast,fun,frivolous series ends..Runaway (1).jpeg

Review of Runway


As Meg Cabot’s “Runaway,” opens; we see that Em Watts is hiding; from the paparazzi, from her family and 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 being 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.

Em, as well as her other wacky, adorable chums, proved to be a riot to read about, yet again. 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 scenes. It was definitely something I didn’t see coming. In Addition, I loved all the different hook-ups between characters that I hoped would fall for each other in the end.


The story line was fascinating and Cabot still managed to surprise her readers with tidbits. I won’t like to reveal anything substantial about the book, its progression; 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.

Closing Thoughts

Finally, 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. Runaway has action, suspense and some all around hilarious dialog. I liked this series and recommend it to teenagers who wants a good laugh and a sweet love story.

“Bite me, Harry Potter.”



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