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Runaway Twin

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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
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Chris
"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
Yumi Learner
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
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Cornmaven
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
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Olivia Schreck
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
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Catie Borgerson
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
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Kelly S.
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.
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
Lauren Bowling
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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
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1403Dulcie
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.
Amaya
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Abby Delfelder
I found this book at my library and thought it looked good. I started reading it and couldn't put it done. It's about this girl who's a foster kid who was separated from her twin sister when she was three. One day she ran away to find her twin. Her goal is to go to the house she last saw her sister. She traveled around the country walking, taking busses, and riding in taxis. One day the bus stopped for a lunch brake and while she was getting lunch there was a dog outside. She bought the dog a bu ...more
Mack Portinga
I read the book Runaway Twin by Peg Kehret. In this book Sunny is put into several foster homes but is very unhappy in every one of them. She runs away from them but get caught again and again. Sunny sets off on a journey to find her twin Starr. She goes to a Cafe and finds a dog. She and the dog go together and become good friends. She named him snickers. Sunny gets caught in a horrible storm but makes it out alive. Sunny meets very nice people who help her out with food and shelter. She finall ...more
Addison Children
Sunny has lived in a series of foster homes since her mother and grandmother died when she was three. The current foster home is the best by far, even if Rita is a health food nut. But Sunny still remembers her twin sister, and wonders what became of Starr, and wouldn't it be wonderful to find her and live with her again. When Sunny finds a large duffle of cash, she begins a cross country journey alone to find her long lost sister. I thought this one started a little slow and was wondering if Pe ...more
Anna
Runaway Twin
By Peg Kehret
Sunny Skyland, an ordinary girl, is adopted. Her mom died in a car crash, along with her grandmother, and her father left her family when she was little, leaving Sunny alone with nobody to take care of. Sunny now lives with Rita, her foster parent.
One day, Sunny has hope. She remembers a twin, a sister who understood her, and knew how Sunny felt. She wanted to find the twin, and hopefully remember more about her past.
Sunny wants to run away to meet her faraway sister
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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
John D.
it is a vary good book i like alot
Jen Ferguson
I enjoyed Runaway Twin. It pulled me in from the beginning. The book starts with her plotting to runaway from her foster home after she unexpectedly finds a sum of money in the park.


The main character is an orphan whose parents died when she was young and she had to be placed in foster care when her cousin, who was kind of forced to look after her, abandons her.

She spends the next years of her life in and out of foster homes and dreams of reuniting with her twin sister and having a family agai
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Anastasia Tuckness
This book has everything a kid reader could want--a runaway foster child, a long-lost twin, a dog, a tornado, a bully, a road trip, and a happy (but not happily ever after mushy) ending. I'm giving it 4.8/5 for the Children's Choice award.

Recommended for kids who like fast-paced realistic books. Another great work by Peg Kehret!

Short summary (WITH SOME SPOILERS)--Although Sunny has finally found a good foster mom, she is still driven to find her long lost twin. When she finds a bag of money, she
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Lisa Nocita
Sunny Skyland has been bounced from foster home to foster home since an untimely accident killed her mother and grandmother when she was three. She has run away from several of the foster homes, homes with unscrupulous foster parents until she comes to live in Nebraska with Tina, a single woman who values what Sunny thinks and wants. Sunny appreciates what Tina offers her, but is distrustful of her intentions. Her only possession is a small suitcase with a toddler sized outfit, and a photo of he ...more
Deanna Brooks
Sunny Skyland dreams of the day her and her twin sister, Starr, are reunited. Separated at the age of three after their mother and grandmother were killed in a terrible automobile accident, Sunny has kept her memories of Starr alive over the years while being moved around from foster home to foster home.
One day, on a walk to the store, she discovers a canvas bag containing $800! After placing an ad in the paper asking for the owner to identify the amount, location and container, and getting no
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Jessica M
The book Runaway Twin By Peg Kehret is about two twin girls that left each other when they were really little when their parents left. One twin, Sunny, is looking for her sister, Starr. Sunny is looking for Starr because she found out that she had a long-lost sister and has been trying to find her for a long time. When she did find out where Starr was, she worked hard to go see her. Sunny lives with her foster mother, Rita. She goes on an adventure with her dog, Snickers, that she found on the ...more
Jill Bonham
I`m always trying to get my 10 year old daughter to read books I enjoyed as a child (which always makes her groan) so when she asked me to read a book that she really enjoyed, I thought it would be a great way to bond with her. I read the book in one evening. I quickly knew how this book reined my not so eager reader of a daughter in. The main character finds a backpack with over $800 and after failing to locate the money she gets to keep it! Then there is the lost dog that the main character ta ...more
Cecilia B
Sunny Skyland goes very far on her journey when trying to find her twin sister Starr who she knew many years ago. Before they have gotten split up at age three. Their mother had died in a car accident when they were three years old. Now sunny is stuck with just an old snap shot of her and sister the week before they have gotten split up. Now searching for her sister Starr who can be anywhere in this world now. Sunny is headed threw a dangerous journey it may even cost her life in danger.

Runawa
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Sherri
Genre: Realistic Fiction, Suspense, Action

Rating: ****This book combines suspense and action with reflections on the true meaning of family. As much as I enjoyed this book, I found the idea of a teenager running away and never being stopped by the adults she met along the way rather disturbing.

Summary: Sunny was separated from her twin sister, Starr at the age of 3. Sunny has been in various foster homes in the past 10 years, and she dreams about being reunited with her twin sister. She begins a
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C.C. Thomas
My students absolutely love this book. I cannot keep it on the shelf. It's so hard to find a good thriller/adventure book that appeals to adolescent girls so this was a great find!

Thirteen year-old Sunny knows that something is missing from her life-her twin sister. She can't remember much from her earliest childhood, only fuzzy images of her deceased mother but the images of her twin sister are crystal clear. Sunny decides to leave her newest foster home and the foster mother who just might be
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Katie Boehmer
Runaway Twin is an awesome book that I really enjoyed reading. In this beginning of this book, Sky talks about her life and all of the different foster homes she has lived in. Then one day a miracle happens. While Sky is on a walk, she finds a huge bag of money on the side of the road. At first she does not know what to do with it, but then she decides to put an article in the newspaper about the money she found. She figured if the person that lost the money knew what type of bag it was in and ...more
Lindsey
This book was an amazing book! The pace of the book was great. Sunny Skyland lived She had found a bag of about 800 dollars and that's when she decided that she was going to find her sister in Washington. and Nebraska and had a mission to accomplish: finding her Twin sister Starr. Throughout the book there were different problems that Sunny Skyland encountered on her way to find her twin sister in Washington. Sunny had encountered a dog that she couldn't leave to fender for himself, so he named ...more
Kayla M
I absolutely loved this book it tells you that no matter what happens keep your head held high. I could read this book over a million times.

This book is about to twin sisters that were sperated at borth and reunite. You will like this book if you like adventure, suspence, drama. There is nothing about this book that I didnt like. This book is about two sisters (they are twins),their parents die in a car accident when theyare babies Sunny wants to find an get to know her sister. So she sets out o
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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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