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The Fugitive Factor (On The Run #2)

4.12  ·  Rating Details ·  2,171 Ratings  ·  122 Reviews
Aiden and Meg Falconer are out to find the evidence that will free their parents from a life sentence in prison. But in order to do that, they have to live undercover. Ever since they broke out of a juvenile detention facility, they've been chased by the FBI ... and by a strange killer they've nicknamed Hairless Joe. Now their story has hit the airwaves, and suddenly every ...more
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Published June 1st 2005 by Turtleback Books
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Payton Magdanz
Since Aiden and Meg broke out of a juvenile detention facility, the FBI has been chasing after them. Not only is the FBI chasing them but also a killer they call Hairless Joe. They are on the run trying to hide from the public by acting like normal kids. They skip from town to town and have to hide the truth. Everyone asks where their parents are but they always make an excuse. Aiden and Meg are trying to find evidence to free their parents from prison. When Meg and Aiden turn to an old family f ...more
Paul
Apr 06, 2016 Paul rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was filled with plot and setting, not much of character though. It's as if there's plot on every page (or setting)! At the end, it always seems like they have a clue of where the next IMPORTANT destination is. Because, now they have the address to someone who will prove the Falconer's family innocent!
Trevor Flease
Aiden and Meg Falconer are kids that everyone knows about by now. They broke out of juvenile detention to try and free their parents from prison. They have been running from the police since. Now, they are being chased by a guy name Hairless Joe, who wants to see them dead. Meg and Aiden have been staying up in peoples barns and breaking into houses along the way. The Falconers hardly can leave their hideout now because everyone is looking for them. Meg than remembers an old family friend that s ...more
Sam Schoenick
Oct 22, 2014 Sam Schoenick rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read the book "On the Run" by Gordon Korman. I really enjoyed this book. I like reading books that have mysteries. This book is in one of my favorite series of books.

This book is about two kids whose parents are in jail and they are on the run. Meg and Aiden are two very young kids who are out in the state of Massachusetts trying to find evidence of why their parents shouldn't be in prison. Meg and Aiden are being chased by multiple people such as the police, Hairless Joe, and Agent Harris. Th
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Anthony
Nov 02, 2013 Anthony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Action
Aden and Meg's parents were sentenced to life in jail for the crime of the century, one they didn't even commit. Now their children have broken out of their Juvenile Corrections facility in Nebraska and are traveling across the country, eluding police officers as they go, in order to prove their parents innocence. But now the stakes are higher, with a bald killer chasing them as well as the cops they can't afford to fail.

There are two main characters in this book, Aden and Meg Falconer. This boo
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Zach
The Fugitive Factor by Gordon Korman is an amazing thriller! it is the second book to the on the run serious. The first book was called chasing the falconers.The main characters in this intense thriller are Aiden and Meg falconer.
In the first book, both of the falconer children escape a juvenile detention facility and make their way to other states in the hope to free their parents. Their parents were accused of committing a crime that they didn't commit. In this book, Aiden and Meg Falconer ar
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Carrie Slager
Feb 14, 2014 Carrie Slager rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-borrowed
Unexpected betrayal, action, danger and the struggle to prove their parents’ innocence in a country that hates them…Meg and Aiden Falconer have it pretty tough. However, situations like this make for great fiction and as this is targeted at younger tweens and kids, they’ll love it. It’s not really cliché if you’ve never encountered it before and most kids haven’t encountered Gordon Korman’s not-so-unique premise by the time they read his On The Run series.

Whereas Chasing the Falconers (the first
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Green Lantern
It was not as exciting as the other book. Was good but not great.
Star Shining Forever
*Spoilers*

Aiden and Meg Falconer are on the run, looking for evidence to clear their innocent parents of accusations of treason. Stealing food, "borrowing" quads for transportation, hiding out in barns: this life on the run from the police and everyone who might turn them in to them is wearing them out.

So when they find that their mom's frequent flyer miles under her maiden name went undiscovered by the FBI, they waste no time booking a grand weekend in a posh Boston hotel, while they wait to m
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Mason Demoss
A: Type of Person: The type of person this is written to is like teenage boys and girls.
B:I give this book 4 stars because it is a fun book to read when you are bored.
C: Book Evaluation: I feel like this book was not as good as the first book in the series because the first book kept you wondering while the second book is just them trying to get their parents out of jail with obstacles in their way. My thought is that the third book of the series will be the best book of the series. I can relate
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Bford7
Oct 19, 2014 Bford7 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aiden and Meg Falconer continue their journey to find evidence that their parents are innocent. This time, they are heading into Massachusetts. When they find an old aunt of theirs, Aiden and Meg think they are saved form the FBI, and Hairless Joe. Unfortunately, Aunt Jane sees a plea from the parents, who have been sentenced to life, saying that they want their kids to turn themselves in. Aunt Jane misunderstands how much the kids don't want to be taken into custody, and calls the cops. Aiden a ...more
Simran
Apr 29, 2009 Simran rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was AMAZING! It was so interesting and exciting.
Garrett
Dec 05, 2015 Garrett rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book was a really good book for me because I just needed a book that I can read in a week. This book is about this boy and his sister that are trying to find evidence to flee their parent out of jail. But they have to be sneaky because they broke out of a juvenile detention facility. This is a book that you want to read if you don't want to read a hard and long book. I like Aiden because he is trying to protect his sister and trying to free his parents ou of jail. Just give this book a try ...more
Austin
Feb 28, 2014 Austin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked "The Fugitive Factor" by: Gordon Korman because it made me realize that even if you are blamed for something you didnt do then you have to stick up for yourself. For example "Meg looked at the computer and typed Falconer family, it showed a picture of them getting hung and Aiden said why are you looking at nonsense we have to fight for mom and dad not look at lies we have to defend them". (pg.141). This quote explains that while there parents are already in jail people still call them tr ...more
John
Feb 29, 2008 John rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Awesome Book
Dylan Unruh
Feb 27, 2013 Dylan Unruh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read “On the Run” book 2 “The Fugitive Factor” by Gordon Korman one of my favorite authors. At the beginning of this book leading off from the last book, Aiden and Meg are at a motel they think Frank Lindeneur (the only man who can prove their parents innocent) stayed in 10 years before. They are trying to ask for the records but are turned down and have to do it the fugitive way. They end up running away and having a four-wheeler accident and that leads to the worst things imaginable.

My favo
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Heather p
Oct 31, 2013 Heather p rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read “On the Run” book 2 “The Fugitive Factor” by Gordon Korman one of my favorite authors. At the beginning of this book leading off from the last book, Aiden and Meg are at a motel they think Frank Lindeneur (the only man who can prove their parents innocent) stayed in 10 years before. They are trying to ask for the records but are turned down and have to do it the fugitive way. They end up running away and having a four-wheeler accident and that leads to the worst things imaginable. “Hang O ...more
Micah H
Oct 31, 2013 Micah H rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aiden Falconer is a 15 year old fugitive. He is "on the run." In this book Aiden and his sister Meg, Not only commit crime but commit it smartly. They make the police look like monkeys, whenever they come close to catching them they somehow "disappear." I've just started reading this series, and already have a record total of minutes at 900. On the run by Gordon Korman is a great book because it is consistently giving you action.
“This might sound weird.” (pg.1)

At the end of each book he leaves
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Cassidy
Nov 17, 2012 Cassidy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Realistic Fiction
147 pages
by Gordon Korman

This is the second book in the On The Run series. In this book, Aiden and Meg are continuing the search for Frank Lindenaur. On the way, they find a vital clue that could lead them to the evidence they need - Frank's ex-girlfriend. They think she will have what they need to prove him guilty and their parents innocent, until she turns on them.

This was a great book!! I love this series so much so far. I love how Gordon Korman describes everything so well y
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Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

When we last left Aidan and Meg Falconer in CHASING THE FALCONERS, they were fleeing Vermont--and a man they've dubbed Hairless Joe who seems to want to kill them. Miguel Reyes, a former juvenile who was housed with them at Sunnydale Farm, has been shot and captured, and Aidan and Meg know that they don't have much time before the police--and FBI agent Emmanuel Harris--catches up with them.

Aidan found the photograph that he was looking for in the summer house
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Johnny
Feb 21, 2012 Johnny rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like in all of the Alex Rider series, Aiden and Meg keep on trying to prove that their parents aren’t terrorists. The only problem with them trying to free their parents is that the cops are after them. “Fugitive Factor” shows how the kids got one step closer to finding their parents innocence. The book is just like “Left for Dead” by Pete Nelson. Left for dead is about the survival of sailors in the ocean. Even though both of these books are great, I believe that “Fugitive Factor” is the bette ...more
Gabriel
Jan 18, 2010 Gabriel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: school-09-10

This book is the sequel in a series of adventure books. The Falconers are still on the run and they are getting desperate. The police are searching for them and they have to look for a missing man who put the Falconer parents in the C.I.A. This calls for desperate measures.

A text to text connection would be between this book and Son of the Mob. They are both by Gordon Korman. In Son Of the Mob the main character has to solve a mystery and he breaks laws and goes all over the place. Also in thi
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Austin Cahill
This book is about a boy named Aiden and a girl named Megan. They are brother and sister and are trying to find evidence to get their parrents out of jail before they get caught escaping from their juvinial delinquets program they got put in cause there parents were put in jail. There parents were put in jail for bringing illegal people into the ubited states of america even though they claim they did not. Can aiden and Megan find evidence before it is to late?

Yo do have to read the first book i
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Dylan Walters
Feb 14, 2010 Dylan Walters rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Aiden Falconer is a 15 year old fugitive. He is "on the run." In this book Aiden and his sister Meg, Not only commit crime but commit it smartly. They make the police look like monkeys, whenever they come close to catching them they somehow "dissapear." I've just started reading this series, and already have a record total of minutes at 900. :) On the run by gordon kormon is a great book because it is consistantly giving you action. At the end of each book he leaves a question, and so you can ne ...more
Catherine
May 06, 2014 Catherine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just like the first book, this little book grabs you and goes with non-stop action. I think this is a great book series for reluctant readers. I read it in an hour and a half. I like the characters and how they care for one another. They wonder who to trust and find they can always trust each other.
Raquel Reyes
I finished reading the book The Fugitive Factor by Gordon. I like this book because it is the perfect mixture of talking and action. In the book two kids named Aiden and Meg Falconer are having a huge journey to find some evidence to free their parents from life long sentence in prison. This journey was very difficult because they broke out of juvenile detention they have been chased by the FBI. Everyone is looking for them. The setting of the book is Everywhere because they are always on the mo ...more
Danielle Tidwell
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Shane Hartman
Sep 20, 2012 Shane Hartman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is number two in the series. There is a lot of action in this and a little more danger than the first. Aiden and Meg go find the guy who framed their parents (Frank) former girlfriend. She doesn't help them much but does give a very important fact that is used later. After this the girlfriend turns them in but Aiden escapes. Aiden to rescue his sister by dressing like a cop and walking her out the front door. While at the police station Aiden gets Frank's driving record and they find h ...more
Farhana Faruq
Dec 02, 2015 Farhana Faruq rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: early-readers
Second one in the series.. really enjoyed this one as well. I actually didn't want to stop reading until the end :D
Look forward to reading the rest.

This is for around ages 8 and up...
Patricia
Dec 29, 2014 Patricia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great series and a good YA series. I have purchased the rest of the series and plan to read theough it pretty quickly since the books are short.
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Korman wrote his first book, "This Can't be Happening at Macdonald Hall", when he was 12 years old, for a coach who suddenly found himself teaching 7th grade English. He later took that episode and created a book out of it, as well, in "The Sixth Grade Nickname Game", wherein Mr. Huge was based on that 7th grade teacher.

Korman moved to New York City, where he studied film and film writing. While i
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Other Books in the Series

On The Run (6 books)
  • Chasing The Falconers (On The Run, #1)
  • Now You See Them, Now You Don't (On The Run, #3)
  • The Stowaway Solution (On The Run, #4)
  • Public Enemies (On The Run, #5)
  • Hunting the Hunter (On the Run, #6)

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