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Howdy YAL!

I used to be the blogger called YAL Book Briefs, but I grew bored of the handle and changed my name to Howdy YAL. I also respond to MJ. I like to read, write, eat truffles, and watch bad Lifetime movies. 

Runaway - Meg Cabot To see full review click here: http://yalbookbriefs.blogspot.com/ This is a very different Meg Cabot book. Perhaps it's because of the darker tone the series takes, it's not everyday your brain gets put into a different body, but it doesn't come off as light and fluffy as some of Meg's other series. Be that as it may, Meg does know how to write a good mystery. The second book in this trilogy is probably the strongest since there is a lot of plot exploration in the book. While the trilogy had a satisfying conclusion, admittedly it did seem a bit too perfect and easy. It's a Meg Cabot book though, so happy endings should be expected. Also, props for Meg for referencing Wonder Woman. I always love a good Wonder Woman reference.Best Feature: Modeling: The girly girl in me really loved all the modeling stuff. I can't help it. I love learning about the world of high fashion which is why I watch some rather trashy reality shows. Worst Feature: Hidden Messages: In the third book especially there seemed to be lots of "hidden" messages about inner beauty. While I appreciate this, I don't read to get preached. These messages really weren't too vomit inducing for the most part.Appropriateness: There's some kissing in the book, some medical trauma, implications of murder and attempted murder, and there is some course language. But I would say overall the book is pretty PG-13.