Tuesday, February 7

Runaway: Book Review

by Meg Cabot

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.
Absurd, but a quick light read. Nothing deep to the story or its characters. In fact, all the characters seem to be a bit on the exaggerated side. The men seem to lose complete control of their higher brain function when they are near a female. It sort of reminds me of how women are generally depicted. Pretty to look at but no more than two brain cells to rub together.

Spoiler Section:
Okay so was anyone else wondering why the old people thought it would really give them another life to switch bodies?  I mean what gave them the idea that the brain lives forever?  It is an organ just like any other.  It breaks down and fails with time.  So here they could have made it through the transplant only to die a few months later of some brain related problem.  Not only that but how do they know their brains will survive the transplant?  The are old after all.