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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
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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 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 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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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
Olivia Schreck
Jan 06, 2012 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
Sep 11, 2010 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
Kelly Stalions
Nov 28, 2011 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.
May 25, 2018 added it
I liked this book. It's about a twin Sunny who runs away from her foster parents to find her other sister that she hasn't seen in many years because they had been put in different homes. She has to go through different situations and finds a dog on her way to find Starr her sister by using an old picture that was taken of her. She ends up finding her sister but still has to deal with new obstacles and problems after she finds her. I liked the book because there's constantly different challenges ...more
Heather Hill
Mar 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It was short but it covered so much. It was very straight to the point and it never got boring. I really loved the plot.
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Alula Nuguse
Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
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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 rated it really liked it
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 rated it it was amazing
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Emily Pageau
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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 rated it really liked it
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Jules Heberer
Oct 17, 2014 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
Jenna Jones
Aug 25, 2014 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
Lindsay Stier
Jul 03, 2013 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
Caitlin Vaille
Dec 06, 2014 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
Catie Borgerson
Oct 11, 2011 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
Mar 27, 2015 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.
Feb 29, 2016 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.
Sep 12, 2014 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.
Brenn Poole
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A young girl named Sunny is on a mission. A mission to find her run away twin. Sunny goes through day and night trying to find her other half. During this time, Sunny meets a friend. The rest of her trip she is now occupied with the company of her new friend. She faces many obstacles while trying to find her other half such as tornadoes, step parents, money issues, and many more.
John D.
it is a vary good book i like alot
Mar 18, 2015 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!!!!
Jan 07, 2016 added it
awesome book
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read it in one sitting. It was a suspenseful and very interesting.
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A truly great book!
Dec 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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
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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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