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Sort order. Nov 29, Myra Sullivan rated it it was amazing. 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. Oh my god. I have to buy book one now.
Runaway (Airhead #3)
In hardcover. And then hunt down Meg Cabot and have her s 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 And then hunt down Meg Cabot and have her sign it and maybe beg her to bestow upon me some of her brilliance. I was and still am actually in a state of complete depression because this series is over.
Except I'm also ridiculously happy and on cloud nine and squealing every so often. Because it was just so perfect. And it was so funny. And the characters were SO wonderful! I cared about every single one! I can't believe I won't be reading about them anymore!!
The book has adventure, romance, a tonnnnn of comedy, and a fantastic conclusion that'll send you over the moon. What's most important of all is the message it sends. I loved it.
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And it was all wrapped up in the most awesome story. Oh god, I'm getting depressed again. One of my top ten favorite books of all time well, series I guess, since I loved them all. And it's not the only Meg Cabot book to make that list. View all 6 comments. 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 I was really hoping for the series to redeem itself in this book, but unfortunately, that wasn't the case. Also, for someone who stresses about her intelligence and goes on about how smart she is, Em's kind of dumb. Everything important about Stark or the operation, someone has to spell it out for Em before she realizes the truth.
I think the only thing she figures out on her own is the spyware on her computer in the first book. For example, when she and Christopher discover Project Phoenix, they both can't figure out what the name means. I can understand being confused with the city, but then they have to look up alternate meanings of phoenix, and they still can't figure it out. Not to mention, I cried bullshit when Em said she didn't really know what a phoenix is.
She plays a fantasy MMO, how the hell has she never heard of a phoenix. Again, if you're going to call someone a geek, make them a geek! There's no foreshadowing to any of the revelations. We find out why Em's mom was so against superficiality and a straw feminist- it's because her mother stopped telling her that she was pretty! Aside from being a bullshit Freudian excuse, there's no lead-up to it.
Em's parents only show up once a book, and after their appearance in the first book, they only exist to harp on her for neglecting her schoolwork.
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Our villain, Robert Stark, isn't menacing or even feels like a threat- he shows up once a book and leaves. The reveal about Project Phoenix auctioning off college students to do brain implants doesn't feel as earth-shattering or has any impact on the plot. Nikki could have had a great character arc about getting over her vanity and accepting her new body, but apparently, all Lulu has to do is make Nikki over into a Goth and suddenly everyone thinks she's hot again. The worst part is when Em sneaks into the Project Phoenix auction and secretly films it on her phone.
Stark catches her and smashes it. While it's not a great plot twist, it still would have put an element of mystery to the plot- how they going to prove what's going? Can they still bring down Stark? But instead, Em goes to Lulu, calls Christopher, and reveals It doesn't help that ten pages later, Em repeats this information to Stark.
There's a decent plot gun here that doesn't get used, and the whole conversation with Christopher should have honestly been cut in the editing stages. For a series about superficiality and accepting who you are, none of the characters ever seem to get this point. Everyone except for the bad guys, of course ends up happy, paired off and pretty. Em's still a model, but now she can tell people who she really is and is justified being a bitchy to the popular girls. This is the happy ending?
It's almost like an aborted prequel to the Uglies series, where everyone in the country is obsessed with looking pretty, but have to be reminded that "People shouldn't be judged by their looks! It's even the bad guys' motivation- well, Stark's is just money, but all of the shareholders are willing to kill off attractive coeds just to look pretty and young again.
I feel like there's supposed to be a commentary on how we as a culture view attractiveness, but it fails so hard by making all of the main characters superficially attractive and keeping them that way at end. I know I keep harping on about this series, but seriously- Uglies. Read it. There's some good points to the series, and the plot could have been decent. But Cabot drops the ball on the interesting plot threads, and the conflict never feels as big or as important as the characters make it out to be.
Not that I'm condoning the murder of attractive coeds, but you get my point. It also feels like the books were set up to be a trilogy just for the sake of being a trilogy, and would have really worked better as just one volume. And I think I've gone on enough about how bad the characterization is. I've mentioned in another review that I know that Meg Cabot can write good, well-plotted books, but sometimes it feels like she just writes something for the sake of publishing it and as whole, this is what the Airhead series feels like to me.
There's just too much wasted potential here, and it really disappointed me. View 1 comment. Jun 18, Kristi rated it really liked it Shelves: books-i-own , own-arc. 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 Meg Cabot is awesome. As I said above this was a really great ending to the series. It wrapped everything up nicely which I so appreciated. I hate when a series ends and it leaves so many plot points open, the Nikki Howard series is not like that.
The characters seemed a little flat this time around, but I think it might have been because we have been introduced to these characters through the two previous books The writing is the classic Meg Cabot style, it is utterly addicting, honestly when I start reading a Meg Cabot book I cannot put it down!
Runaway was no different. I'm ready for more! I apologize that this review is absolutely horrible, but it was just fantastic! Read it! View 2 comments. Jun 11, Rebekah rated it it was ok 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.
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