Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Runaway by Meg Cabot

Sorry about the long delay in my postings but I had to finish up two Summer 1 classes and go on vacation. Hopefully this review will be a fitting restart. Gotta love a great Meg Cabot book.

Book Info
Runaway by Me Cabot
Airhead Series Book #3
YA

Summary
Emerson Watts is on the run: from school, from work, from her family, from her friends, from herself. With everyone she loves furious with her for something she can't explain, and nothing but the live Stark Angel fashion show on New Year's Eve to look forward to, Em's reached the end of her rope. . .what's the point of even going on?

But when she discovers the truth about Nikki's secret, she knows there's only one person she can turn to. Emerson Watts is on the run: from school, from work, from her family, from her friends, from herself. With everyone she loves furious with her for something she can't explain, and nothing but the live Stark Angel fashion show on New Year's Eve to look forward to, Em's reached the end of her rope. . .what's the point of even going on?

But when she discovers the truth about Nikki's secret, she knows there's only one person she can turn to. Will Christopher be able to put aside his personal feelings and help her expose her employer to the world? Is it even fair to get Christopher involved--since if he agrees, there's every chance that Stark Enterprises will try to have them both killed--this time, permanently?

Maybe it would be better for Em to just keep on running.
(from cover)

My Thoughts
Em Watts brain has been transplanted into the body of one of the world top supermodels, Nikki, but it is not all fun and games. Em has found out that Nikki was killed intentionally and that Stark Enterprises is up to something nefarious from their latest low cost laptops. It is up to Em and her friends to figure out what Stark is up to but first Em has to figure out how to escape Nikki’s ex-boyfriend and heir to the Stark fortune.

Runaway is the final book of the Airhead series by Meg Cabot and is a fitting conclusion to this farfetched book. Not that that is a bad thing, Meg Cabot has a way of making the craziest plot lines possible and even brain transplants seem possible in her world. Her characters are always intriguing and just spunky enough to save the day but also have just enough self doubt to make them real. Em is no exception. Even though her brain has been transplanted into a supermodels body and looks as perfect as a real human can be, she is still insecure about herself. However, she does grow and becomes more self-confident as the story progresses, growing to accept her new body and all the responsibilities that come with it.

I also liked the behind the scenes look into the fashion industry and how they use spray-on makeup to cover up any imperfections. It is hard for any to look at a fashion magazine and then look at themselves in the mirror. The original Em felt that she would never look like those girls, so why even try. The new Em now knows even though you are beautiful on the outside, you still have to be beautiful on the inside.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Study Break Friday

Fridays are a great day to just look up cute animals on the internet and I found this!



It reminds me of my dog Chance (when he was a puppy). I used to play with him in a much similar fashion (only I was in high school at the time). :D But now we have a new puppy to play with and an old dog to cuddle with. Times are good.
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