Title: Runaway (Airhead , #3)
Author: Meg Cabot
Publication Date: April 20, 2010
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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.
Review: Runaway is the final book in Meg Cabot's Airhead Series. Meg Cabot raps up old ties and finally reveals the secret that is behind the infamous Stark Corporations.
I doubt this review is going to be able to completely convey the awesomeness of this series but I'm going to try my best to do just that. This book takes up a little later after the end of the second book in this series where Lulu, Nikki Howard, Em Watts are kidnapped by Brandon Stark and forced to live in one of his secluded vacation homes. No huge paragraphs pf introduction or anything like that, the characters get right to business as soon as I open the first page of the book. Em, Lulu, and Christopher think up a master plan so that Em, Lulu, and the Howard family will be able to escape the clutches of the Brandon Stark and stop Stark Enterprises (though they are not sure what about Stark enterprises they are actually stopping, but they were determined). What is revealed about Stark Enterprises was so shocking, I couldn't believe it until I read it over and over again.
I would like to say that Meg Cabot is the queen of character characterization...if that makes sense. There is no way that you can compare the individual personalities or the individual growth of any of the characters in this series with that of others. You have Em Watts the stubborn and headstrong "force model" who is in love with Christopher (he best friend turned boyfriend who she just dumped for a guy she hates), oh yes, life is going great for Em. And there's Christopher, whom I thought couldn't get more annoying at times, but he comes through in the end. I doubt there is anyway a person could hate Lulu, she is so naive it is laughable sometimes but I doubt Em could ever find such a die-hard best friend anywhere else. Even the supporting characters are so much fun to read about. Especially Nikki Howard, who is, to put it lightly, having a difficult time adjusting to life being "average looking".
Love is definitely in the air throughout the book. Sure Em is going through a "difficult" time with Christopher but she keeps hope alive no matter how stubborn she finds the male population to be. But not only is love in the air (kind of) for them, but EVERY single other character in the books has a love interest. There is pretty much romance on every corner, especially between characters you would never expect.
The ending wrapped things up perfectly and all loose ends were tied. But.. at the same time the ending felt the slightest bit lackluster to me. I have no idea why, but I was expecting a fight, heated confrontation, or maybe gunshots...okay maybe not that last one but still I wanted something just a little bigger. But at any rate I still loved the ending, it seemed perfectly fitting!!!
If my review didn't give it away so obviously, I would like to point out that I am completely in love with this entire series!
Recommendations: All Meg Cabot fans are extremely encouraged to check this entire series out because it is AMAZING!
Writing Style: 5/5