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Runaway (Airhead #3)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  22,384 Ratings  ·  887 Reviews
Emerson Watts is on the run: from school, from her family and from herself. She's reeling from the shock that Nikki, the girl whose body her brain was forced to inhabit, is still alive. And she's furious. Manipulative Brandon plans to use Em to discover a secret that will ensure his success, whilst Christopher is out for revenge, fuelled by his jealousy. With everyone arou ...more
Paperback, 275 pages
Published September 3rd 2010 by Macmillan Children's Books (first published 2010)
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Myra Sullivan
Nov 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Being stuck in the body of a supermodel might sound like a dream come true for some girls, but for Emerson Watts, it's turning into a complete nightmare...

I was so hooked on this series that I finished book two, put it back on my shelf, and picked up book three. And kept reading. I didn't even bother changing my status on Goodreads. THAT'S how much I was in love with the story and HAD to keep reading. Oh my god.

I have to buy book one now. In hardcover. And then hunt down Meg Cabot and have her s
Laura Martinelli
I was really hoping for the series to redeem itself in this book, but unfortunately, that wasn't the case. There was a lot of potential in this series, which got promptly wasted.

The big problem I keep coming back to is the characterization. It's definitely the weakest part in the series, and it shows. Em doesn't grow at all in three books; by the end, she's still dismissive of pretty famous people. Also, for someone who stresses about her intelligence and goes on about how smart she is, Em's kin
Jun 18, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-arc, books-i-own
Meg Cabot is awesome. Just plain ole' freaggin' awesome. She can do no wrong in my eyes!

Runaway was a fantastic ending to this series. The secret behind the Stark Enterprises, is so simple, it's brilliant! I couldn't believe that I didn't figure it out sooner!

If you've never read Meg Cabot before, I highly recommend that you check her out! If you like something entertaining, funny and not all that serious, anything written by her would be up your alley.

As I said above this was a really great end
Jun 11, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
The book actually rather annoyed me. There is a lot of content I would classify as filler and it got tedious to read. For example:

Every time Em mentions her clothes while locked in Brandon's house, she has to refer back to how Brandon bought out a whole boutique of her size. EVERYTIME! So when Em brings up her clothes ten times in the first fifty pages, I get tired of the references. Because I've already read how she got the clothes, I don't need to be reminded EVERY TIME SHE MENTIONS THEM. I re
May 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emerson Watts had a body of a model Nikki Howard, but it seemed that the body her brain was in, was some sort of jinxed.
or maybe, it was because of Em's fault.
but Em wouldn't let people rule over her anymore, she would find a way to escape and ranaway after everything cleaned up.
and cleaned up meant, bring down Stark Enterprises.

what a very very quick reading book. very teenage-ish I read it only in two hours. but as fast-paced as it was, pretty cool full-packed in action, comedy, romance and
Shaelah Ariotti
Apr 16, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Meg Cabot is, for me, a guilty pleasure. Pure chick-lit escapism, I read her books when I really just don't want to have to think much. So I'm not against her books in general. I just really did NOT enjoy this series.

It felt like there wasn't actually too much story, so Ms Cabot had to do some SERIOUS filling in.

I just couldn't stand the constant references to actually being dead. Like, 'Oh I could totally go and do that. If I wasn't dead already, that is.' EVERY TIME there was even the slightes
I really want to read this book! I also want to be the first to review it, so here it is. Runaway is the third book in the airhead series. I still haven't read the second yet unfortunately, but I heard it was better then the first book(which I enjoyed). Now if this is better then the second book, which was better then the first, then I'll probably rate it four stars. Hence my rating :D So anyway I was wondering, in the second book does she tell Christopher or does he figure out that she's really ...more
Jun 17, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Thoughts:

I really like the Airhead series by Meg Cabot. I guess I have always wanted to be able to switch into a celebrity's body and maybe try living their life for a few days. Runaway is the third installment in this series, and also the last. I am sad that this is the last book, as I am when all series end, but I was really satisfied with the ending.

I love all of the covers of these books and that may actually be the reason I started reading them. Okay, the plot is pretty cool too. :) The
Dec 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(Spoiler Warning! Do not read unless you have read the previous Airhead novels).

Well things aren’t looking good for Emerson Watts. Not only has she been kidnapped by Brandon Stark, but she’s also been forced to break the heart of Christopher (the one boy she loves). All so she can keep the real Nikki Howard safe. For those of your reading who haven’t read the Airhead series Emerson’s body was destroyed and her brain was transplanted into Stark supermodel, Nikki Howard’s. Emerson was forced into
Steph Su
At long last comes the final book in the AIRHEAD trilogy, and it closes this series with a satisfactory bang. Everything you love about Meg Cabot is here—the voice, the boys, the romance, the misunderstandings—and the ending is clever without being seeming overly plotted, shocking yet unforced.

As is typical of Meg Cabot’s books, everything is wrapped up nicely without overexcessive drama and writing. Em’s down-to-earth attitude paired with Cabot’s usual “teen girl” voice—y’know, the tangents? th
Mar 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Unfortunately, I read this book before I read the second book of this series - "Being Nikki". I finished "Airhead" and was dying to read "Being Nikki" and "Runaway", but the person who borrowed "Being Nikki" has not returned it yet, so I borrowed "Runaway". To my dismay, I couldn't help myself from taking a peek at this book, and then obviously not being able to tear myself from it. I only stopped once I reached the end, and unfortunately, it was a loose ending, but it was also very sweet.

Jun 25, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teen flick lovers
It's official I can't give more than three star rating to this series but I have got to say this series gets more interesting with each book. "Runaway" is the best book in the series not just because the series ends with this book but because it lacks all those redundant narratives that rendered the previous books less enjoyable. The story is fast paced and the characters less annoying although I can't say the same for Christopher because he is by far one of the most annoying characters that I h ...more
Jun 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Skvělé zakončení skvělé série. Tentokrát jsem opět nemohla dát knihu z ruky a dokonce jí musela dočíst při angličtině a to už u mně něco znamená.
Danielle Paz
Uma das piores coisas que já li na minha vida. Obrigada, Ana Carolina.
Mar 02, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi
Airhead is really fun. I love how it has this dark premise with brain transplants and an evil MNC but tonally it's... Meg Cabot. The strength of the series is how readable and enjoyable it is, but its weakness is its mixed messages.
Thematically Airhead is about the destructive power of MNC's on America and the environment, but the main company Cabot uses as the antithesis to cheap mass-produced goods is... Apple. Like, yes, a Macbook Air is in a different price bracket than a Stark Quark, but bo
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book “Runaway” is the third book in a trilogy written by Meg Cabot. I wish I would have known it was from a trilogy, because when I started reading it, I was very confused. I felt like I could not follow the plot very well, so I was unsure how I felt about the book at first. It turned out to be much more interesting in the end; maybe because I could understand it better or maybe because the plot picked up. The main character Em, was forced into a brain transplant into a supermodel’s body by ...more
Nov 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Em's character became more annoying than the past two books. There was a lot of references to real life celebrities and TV shows which was a bit out of character seeing as Em used to diss them. Em became this snarky and ditsy damsel in distress. The other characters weren't much better. The more I got to know the other characters, the more shallow I felt they were.

The underlying plot was quite good but the book was filled with pointless babbling and repetition by Em of her situation. Some poten
Barbara Bell
As Meg Cabot’s newest release “Runaway,” opens, we see that Em Watts is hiding, from the paparazzi, from her family, from her friends, and even from her own life. Forced into an unhappy partnership with her non-boyfriend (who just happens to be the power hungry son of her evil employer), Em is at her breaking point. Now she’s just waiting her time out, but the waiting is taking to look. She is, in fact, waiting for the live Stark Angel fashion show and for the real Nikki to stand up and reveal w ...more
Aug 21, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
With this series, I thought the books lost something each time the next one came out. I loved the first book, it was hilarious and sweet. The second one wasn't as good, but I enjoyed it all the same. With Runaway, I was, instead of enjoying the book, annoyed at the main character for being so whiny. Not in the selfish ditz-y blonde kind of way (that was Nikki), but the 'Oh, why does everyone hate me I'm just trying to be nice...' kind of way. Em lost some of her charm in Runaway, and so did many ...more
Jun 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
If you're having any doubts about Runaway not living up to the previous two books in this superb series by Cabot, well, let me tell you, Runaway is just as addicting and fab as the previous two, if not more; leaving me to think Runaway will be a runaway hit. (haha)

Em, as well as her other wacky, adorable chums, proved to be a riot to read about, yet again. It was a blast reading Lulu's laugh-out-loud funny lines and all about the different situations the characters got themselves in to trying to
Lenore Appelhans
RUNAWAY surprised me. Usually, you have a real feeling for where a trilogy is going by the third book, and AIRHEAD and BEING NIKKI, though they definitely had their serious moments, struck me more as bubbly and frivolous. So I wasn’t prepared by just how deep RUNAWAY was and by how well it works as a social commentary (and warning?). I spent a couple hours discussing the ethics issues it brings up with Daniel (and yes, you do wish you could have been a fly on the wall for those conversations…the ...more
May 16, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is the third book in the Airhead series. It talks about a girl named Em (short for Emerson) who had to switch bodies with a superstar. Em learns how to deal with he new body, and her new lifestyle, but when she discovers a shocking secret about Nikki, the superstar she swoupt bodies with, she is confused and left thoughtless.

I enjoyed reading this book. It was very interesting to see how everyone changed from the second book from the series, to this book. It was suspenseful, even thou
Brigid ✩ Cool Ninja Sharpshooter ✩
These books are fun, although I think the plot started to lose focus by this one. I have a feeling Meg Cabot had an idea like "What if … there was a nerdy girl stuck in a model's body?! HAHA" but then she actually tried to give it a plot, which was sort of unnecessary. Like, I like Meg Cabot's humor and her characters, but the plot for this one fell sort of flat for me. Second problem, waaay too many pop culture references which are going to make this book obsolete like two years from now. Third ...more
Carol Andrade | sky in winter
2.5 stars

It was okay but I think the 3 year gap between books wasn't good for me.
Monica Cheng
YES. YES!! so much better than the second book!! my rating is 3.5! I quite liked it.
- this review may contain spoilers -

The build up and ending was AMAZING. I absolutely adored this book except for one thing I could not ignore, which I'll get to in a sec.
The real plot behind Stark enterprises was amazing. I loved the Phoenix Project. It was amazing how this book wasn't just a swap body story but something with actual depth - I LOVED how Robert Stark was pure evil. I loved it.

However, one main
Dec 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jan 31, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Em Watts is hiding. Even though she’s become more adept at dodging the paparazzi, she can’t keep running away from her family, friends, obligations, and most of all, herself. Forced into an unhappy alliance with her not-boyfriend who just happens to be the power hungry son of her evil employer, Em has just about had it. Now she’s just biding her time, waiting for the live Stark Angel fashion show and for the real Nikki to reveal what she found out about Stark Enterprises and what led to this who ...more
Jun 17, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya
While I definitely enjoyed these books, some parts, while realistic, seem like a little bit of the wrong message to be sending to teenage girls. As an adult, I appreciate the realism, but I feel like teenagers should still be under the impression that boys will like them for who they are, and they shouldn't have to pretend to be helpless to get a man. Or being pretty is helpful in life, but there's a legitimacy to be a tomboy or an outcast, especially when you're sixteen, which I feel kind of ge ...more
Apr 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 14 and up.
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