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Runaway Twin

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A unique story of separated twins and the unexpected consequences of their reunion. Sunny Skyland longs to be reunited with her twin sister, Starr. With only an old photograph, taken a few days before the girls were separated at age three, to guide her, Sunny begins the cross-country journey that she has dreamed of during her ten years in various foster homes. Sunny manage ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published October 15th 2009 by Dutton Books for Young Readers
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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
"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
May 09, 2013 Yumi Learner rated it it was amazing
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
Sep 11, 2010 Cornmaven rated it it was ok
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
Olivia Schreck
Jan 12, 2012 Olivia Schreck rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 16, 2016 Isabella rated it it was amazing
This book had a great story line and kept me interested throughout the entire book! It made me sad and happy and the ending was not what I expected at all!!!! Definitely loved this book!!!
Catie Borgerson
Oct 12, 2011 Catie Borgerson rated it really liked it
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 S.
Nov 28, 2011 Kelly S. rated it really liked it
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.
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
Mar 01, 2016 Kelsey rated it it was amazing
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.
Jules Heberer
Nov 19, 2014 Jules Heberer rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 02, 2011 Lauren Bowling rated it really liked it
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Apr 14, 2015 Anna rated it it was amazing
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.
Mar 18, 2015 Lauren rated it it was amazing
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!!!!
Jenna Jones
Aug 27, 2014 Jenna Jones rated it it was amazing
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
Caitlin Vaille
Dec 07, 2014 Caitlin Vaille rated it it was amazing
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
Lindsay Stier
Jul 11, 2013 Lindsay Stier rated it really liked it
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
Jan 07, 2016 Maddy added it
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Erika Vazquez
Jan 14, 2015 Erika Vazquez rated it it was amazing
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Allie Dunk
Mar 04, 2016 Allie Dunk rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. I enjoy the story line. The author wrote the story to make it seem like the main character's dreams come true. This story is about Sunny Skyland. Her mom and grandma were killed in a car accident over 10 years ago. She went to live with her great aunt Cora, who passes Sunny to her son. Her son doesn't want Sunny so she starts living in foster homes. Her best foster home is with Rita who cares for her and really enjoys Sunny's company. Sunny was separated from her twin ...more
Alexus Williams
Jan 08, 2015 Alexus Williams rated it liked it
In the book Runaway Twin a lot of things happen. In the beginning thirteen year old Sunny feels all alone in her foster home. She got sent into a foster home when her family died in a car accident. Ever since that day her and her twin sister had been separated. Sunny is determine to find her again. When Sunny finds some money at a store and no ones claims it, she takes it and runs away to find her twin sister Starr. She goes through a lot to find her. Along the way she encounters a tornado. She ...more
Alula Nuguse
Mar 10, 2016 Alula Nuguse rated it it was ok
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Mar 09, 2015 Sencia rated it it was amazing
I read it in one sitting. It was a suspenseful and very interesting.
Dec 19, 2014 1403Dulcie rated it really liked it
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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.
Cailla Swanson
Oct 28, 2015 Cailla Swanson rated it it was amazing
I liked this book because a lot of dramatic things happen throughout the book, including deaths, natural disasters, and encouraging family struggles. The author keeps the constant theme to never give up, even when you think there is no where else to go. This book relates to life today because many families have tragic losses and the kids end up separated in foster homes, and even adopted into different foster families.
The book Runaway Twin is a fast paced book. Sunny, the main character and her
Oct 03, 2014 Amaya rated it it was amazing
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Abby Delfelder
Aug 20, 2014 Abby Delfelder rated it it was amazing
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
E Daniels
Nov 19, 2015 E Daniels rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wjhs, ya, adventure, mystery
Do you like books that mix with your emotions? Well, if you do this book is the book for you. It all starts when two twins, Sunny and Starr, get split apart. When their parents died, Sunny went to foster homes while, Starr went to live with a neighbor. Sunny remembered her sister and cared for her even though she barely knew her twin. The only thing Sunny had to remember her sister by was a picture. Starr, on the other hand, never knew she had a twin sister. Seems interesting and tough love, rig ...more
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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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