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Runaway Twin

4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  3,640 Ratings  ·  434 Reviews
Thirteen-year-old Sunny runs away from her current foster parent in search of her twin sister, from whom she was separated ten years earlier. On the way, she'll face a tornado, bullies, and a stray dog- and the fact that her sister may not be who Sunny hoped she would be.
ebook, 208 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Puffin Books
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Samantha Ange
Your dad left when you were born, your mom and grandma died in an auto accident and you got split away from your twin sister when you were only three.

In the book “Runaway Twin” by Peg Kehret Sunny Skyland has to go on a highly dangerous adventure to find her twin sister Starr. Sunny has always dreamed of being reunited with her sister. She will stop at nothing to find her.

Ever since Sunny’s dad left when her and her sister were born, her mom and grandma died in an auto accident and her and her
Mar 05, 2011 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Runaway Twin" by Peg Kehret tells the story of an orphan girl who has been yearning all her life to meet her twin. Her mother and grandmother died in a car accident when they were only three years old, and her father had left them when they were even younger. The two girls were separated, each going different directions. The twin who tells her story is named Sunny, and her twin is named Starr. Sunny had a difficult childhood being passed from one foster home to another. She is now with Rita, wh ...more
Olivia Schreck
Jan 06, 2012 Olivia Schreck rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Runaway Twin
by: Peg Kehret

"You feel bad for me? You're the kid nobody wants," is one of the quotes in Peg Kehret's "Runaway Twin". This is what someone tells Sunny, the main character. This was a great book! There are many great moments and lessons in this book, and Sunny learns alot when running off without telling Rita, after finding a bag with lots of money.

Sunny lost the location of her twin sister, her best friend, at just age 3. Now she's on a mission to find her long-lost sister, with the
I was really disappointed with this book. There was a total disconnect between the time setting of the story and the story itself. Most of the actions of the characters were more in keeping with mid-20th century ways, but this was placed in current times. Let me explain:
1. No adult in right mind these days is going to come upon a teen traveling alone and not report it to child protective services. The bus driver, for goodness sake, would have called it in. The cab driver, would never have let he
Yumi Learner
May 03, 2013 Yumi Learner rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I found this book at a garage sale of my friend's neighborhood. It's one of my favorites to find cheap books at garage sales in America. I like reading children books in English, and I bought it only for 25 cents. I really think I did a good shopping.

The book was good for reading. The main character is a low teenager and an orphan. Her life before meeting her current foster mother was really miserable, and she escaped from her foster houses a lot. Only her sweet memory was to meet her twin siste
Catie Borgerson
Oct 11, 2011 Catie Borgerson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My goodness! I loved this book so much. My friend had recommended it to me and I am so glad she did. I wasn't bored for a second. I almost cried and in the middle of class, I gasped real loud because it was so shocking and exciting. Just as my friend had recommended it for me, I would do the same and definatly recommend this book to almost anyone. It was adenturous, sad, scary, and just truly amazing! I know you would love it if you give it a chance!
This has been another review by... Catie Borge
Kelly Stalions
Nov 28, 2011 Kelly Stalions rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an easy-read adventure appropriate for both boys and girls. The protagonist is a 13-year-oldish girl who travels accross the US on her own looking for her twin sister. It's full of adventure, and has a good ending that's unexpected but beleiveable.
May 23, 2017 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Alula Nuguse
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Reread count: 2

Sunny Skyland is one of the twins who long to reunite with her sister Starr. Finally then she prepares herself and sets of to a journey to find Starr. Sunny encounters different kinds of people and meets a lovable dog- what could go wrong?


I love the courage Sunny can hold and her kindness towards animals (basically a role model-except the running away part)
She's definitely mature for her age and has good KNOWLE
Camie  Hamblin
Feb 07, 2017 Camie Hamblin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book runaway twin is about a girl named Sunny who was separated from her twin sister Starr at a very young age, and now she lives with her foster mother, Rita. Sunny is destined to find Starr, and one day she finds a pouch full of cash. She went to her original house in Washington, to see if they still live there. Sunny comes across a stray dog named Snickers. Snickers and Sunny travel through open fields and survive a tornado. When Sunny finally gets to her old house, she found out her fami ...more
Hailey Peay
Nov 11, 2016 Hailey Peay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Emily Pageau
Apr 07, 2016 Emily Pageau rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The novel I read is called Runaway Twin by Peg Kehret, this is easily my favorite book. The plot consists of the main character, Sunny, going on a walk and finding a plastic bag filled with around $800. With this money she decides to wisely leave her foster mother out of many and find her long lost twin. Along this journey she experiences many new things, she finds a dog in which she later adopts, survives a tornado in the middle of a field, takes many buses, meets a new friend named Charlie the ...more
Lauren Bowling
Nov 02, 2011 Lauren Bowling rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jules Heberer
Ever wanted to read about 2 twin sisters that got separated when they were only 3 years old? "Runaway Twin" is the book for you! Sunny and Starr Skyland lost their grandmother and mother in a car accident only at the age of 3, and now Sunny is being fostered from house to house, as Starr has found and stayed in a home for the rest if her life. While Sunny has been fostered from home to home, she has been on a journey to find Starr. This book is very fascinating how Sunny goes through so much jus ...more
Jenna Jones
This book is about a set of twins named sunny and starr. Their parents died and their relatives didn't want them so they went to foster homes. They got separated! Starr got moved to a whole other state. One day sunny found some money along the rode and she has always wanted to go find her twin sister. She tried to find the owner of the money but nobody claimed it so she used that money to find her sister. She soon found starr but it wasn't what she had planned. It turned out starr didn't know sh ...more
Lindsay Stier
Audience: Intermediate
Genre: Realistic Fiction

Discussion Questions:

Remembering: List two things that Sunny remembers about her family before she was separated from her sister.
Understanding: Summarize one of the obsticles that Sunny encounters on her trip. (Ex. Boys at Gas Station)
Applying: If you were Sunny, what questions would you want to ask Starr?
Analyzing: What was the most exciting part of Sunny's travels?
Evaluating: What is your opinion of Starr's reaction to Sunny's arrival?
Creating: H
Caitlin Vaille
Dec 06, 2014 Caitlin Vaille rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn't expect to like this book. I bought it at Half-Price Books a while back for a dollar because I liked the cover, and I had no regrets. It seemed like one of those books that I would read and end up dragging out for days even though they're small. That was not the case with this book. I just read this book in one sitting when I was supposed to be doing my homework. I am not ashamed. This book made me laugh, cry, smile, and everything else wonderful in such a short amount of time. I won't f ...more
Mar 27, 2015 Anna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was about a girl named Sunny trying to find her sister that is far away from her. sunny meets this dog and takes him with her. Sunny also has to go through a tornado. Sunny is going through a lot of tough things to get to her sister Starr. This was one of my favorite books that i have read in this whole year. It is so action packed and a little bit of mystery in it. I would recommend this book to anyone who love action packed books. I suggest that you read this book.
Feb 29, 2016 Kelsey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I opened this book expecting the typical twins reunite story and was so happily surprised! It is a great story about love, family, and finding home. I know that sounds corny, but this story is anything but corny. There's an adventure, a mystery, and a great mother-daughter relationship. After reading this story I'm even more certain that family members are those that make you feel loved and that doesn't always go hand in hand with people who are related to you.
Sep 12, 2014 1403Dulcie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: semester-1
This book is about a girl named Sunny who is separated from her sister Starr. This story tells the adventure of what Sunny goes through to try to find Starr.This book makes me think of my life in China. Since I was adopted, I don't really know who my biological sister nor mother and father are. This book gives me hope that I will soon find my biological family too.
John D.
it is a vary good book i like alot
Mar 18, 2015 Lauren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars! Such a good book. Peg Kehret got me in the book with that characters. It felt like I was sitting right next to the characters. Really good imagery.

They should make this book a movie!!!!
awesome book
Feb 24, 2015 Sencia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read it in one sitting. It was a suspenseful and very interesting.
Aug 04, 2016 Alisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A truly great book!
Dec 12, 2016 Alyssa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the book i read. The story is very unique , it reminds me of a situation a friend of mine went through trying to meet their long lost sibling. The story tells the journey a 13 year old goes on trying to find her long lost twin sister. She doesn't really have too many memories about her sister besides a photograph of them. The photograph of them was taken aw couple of days before that they were split apart when they were only 3 years old. The plot of the story is very similar to ...more
Zachary Schmidt
May 12, 2017 Zachary Schmidt rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wjhs, suspense, adventure
I did enjoy this book, because this story has a lot of things I like to read in it.Like it has suspense and adventure and it is made by an author that I love to read. Thirteen-year-old Sunny Skyland feels all alone in the world, desperately clinging to the few memories she has left of her loving family. But when her mom and grandmother died in a car accident, she and her twin sister, Starr, were split up, and Sunny hasn’t seen or heard from Starr ever since. One day, an opportunity presents itse ...more
Dec 26, 2016 Carla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sunny Skyland was placed into foster care at the age of three when her mother and grandmother were killed in an automobile accident. At that time, she was also separated from her twin sister. Now at age 14, Sunny, after finding a bag of money, decides that she will travel to find her twin. She encounters many adventures along the way, and learns that things do not always turn out the way one thinks they may.

Another recommendation by a grandson (I am currently reading those while waiting for my o
Laney Ricker
Dec 12, 2016 Laney Ricker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Does Starr make it to find her sister? I suggest you read to find out just what this book is about.

The book is a very good book. First of all, it teaches you lessons. It taught me that really you could do more than your mind thinks you could. It's all in your head and you can't let that control you. Like in the book she wanted to stop many of times but then she told herself that if you just keep going you would get there faster. The place wasn't going to come to you and if she sat there then s
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Peg Kehret writes middle grade fiction and nonfiction. She's won dozens of state children's choice awards, where kids vote for their favorite book.

When she was twelve, Peg was paralyzed with polio. Most of her protagonists are the age she was then.

A volunteer with animal rescue groups, three of Peg's books are co-authored by Pete the Cat."
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