On the Run: Chasing the Falconers

 
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On the Run: Chasing the Falconers
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8+
Release Date
April 01, 2005
ISBN
0439651360
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Great series for reluctant readers
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Have you got a reluctant reader? Have I got a new series for you. Gordon Korman's On the Run: Chasing the Falconers is a fast-paced mystery/adventure that will have kids on the edge of their seats.

Kind of like The Fugitive for kids, Aidan and Meg Falconer are trapped in a juvenile detention center after their parents are convicted of treason. They escape, along with some of the other inmates, and are on a mission to prove that their parents are innocent.

How can they? They have to find the man that they know of only as Uncle Frank. He's the one that talked their parents into working undercover for the CIA, something that the government seems to have no record of.

In this first novel of the series, readers will follow along as Meg and Aidan do their best to avoid the authorities, deal with fellow escapee Miguel, and meet up with a mysterious bald guy.

This is a great series for reluctant readers. At barely over 150 pages, it is a fast read and the action is pretty non-stop. It will definitely appeal to boys, though girls will be rooting for Meg (who sometimes seems like the brains of the group). Very few false notes in this one the only thing that bugged me was Meg's continual use of the word "bro," which just didn't seem to fit an eleven-year-old girl from a sheltered upbringing. But hey, who knows. Recommended for readers age 8 and up.
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Non-Stop Action
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5.0
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This is a great book about to kids Aiden and Meg who are on the run because their parents are wrongfully convicted "or are they" read the series to find out, anyways on all my reviews I try to give you my favorite part of the book, my farorite part of this book is when their "friend" drives the car off the road and they are up in the air for a minute or so, this book was on my top ten list last year but I have replaced it with Swindle also by Gordon Korman.
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Great Series for almost Anyone
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Reader reviewed by Kyra

This is a very good book about two kids, Aiden and Meg. There parents were convicted as terrorists, and Aiden and Meg are trying to get evidence to prove that they're not. In this series by Gordan Korman, there is action, adventure and a few wild ideas. 
I wouldn't recommend this book for a read aloud to younger kids simply because, to get themselves out of tough spots, Aiden and Meg do some pretty wild things (jumping off a building and landing using the shocks in a wheelchair.) You don't want any kid to do that stuff. However, it is so fun to read the stunts when you are older. Its one of those "You can do that?!!!!!" moments, and those stunts almost make the book.
I think this is a great series for kids who don't like reading. Its almost like a video game, watching the bad guys chase the good guys and stuff. Its just like the Lemony Snicket "Series of Unfortunate Events" almost anyone will like it. 
I didn't like that the series was in 6 different books that I had to locate and read. It would've fit into three nice books. Its only about 100 pages per book, but six books is just a lot of books to find and read. 
The characters are very connectable here, and you feel kinda clsoe to them in the end. The last book is by far the best one of all, because it has such a great ending.
 There is alos a series connected to this series about Meg getting kidnapped. I found it very annoying that the whole series doesn't really totally wrap up in the First series, and it finally wraps up in this other series that I happened to read. If I had gone without reading it, I would've missed a lot.
Even though I did complain about some things in this book/series, it was a good sereis overall, with plenty of twists to keep you interested.
So, since I did enjoy this book so much, it gets 4 stars from me and a place on my shelf.
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bombs away
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Reader reviewed by mindy

wow! The book was finominal. I could hardly sit in my seat from all the excitment! I can't beleive at first I didn't want to read the book now I'm for sure not regreting it. I can't wait to read all the other books in the series. Well enjoy reading but don't stop!!
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Flawless
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Reader reviewed by The Bookman

This is a really great book. I recomend it to kids and adults of all ages. I have read them all at least ten times they are so good!!! Gorman Korman is an excellent author. His other books are just as good! I really liked all the suspense which is there even after you have read it many many times, not only that but it is also extremely exciting.

GO AIDEN AND MEG.
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wow this book is great
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Reader reviewed by sara

coming from an 8th grade standpoint this book is very interesting. though i only read the first book, on the run, it made me want to read all of the chasing the falconers books. If you know someone or you are someone who cant get into books or has a hard time focusing on books, this book is perfect fpr them. Every sentence is full of excitement and makes you want to keep reading. This book was truly written by an author who knows how to keep readers interested.

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awesome read aloud!
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Reader reviewed by Teacher in Michigan

I read this book as a read aloud to my 6th grade students, many who are reluctant readers. They couldn't wait for the next chapter. When we finished, 75% of my classes wanted to read the rest of the series. I purchased numerous copies and they were checked out for the rest of the year. We actually had after school discussions about the series and predicted what would be in the next book!
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What an action-packed book!!!!
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Reader reviewed by VSportsFanatic

This was an amazing book. It is all about two kids, Aiden and Meg Falconer, who are on the run from the authorities while trying to prove their parents' innocence, who were convicted with "helping" terrorists. Aiden and Meg race across the country, not only running from the police and all the people who would like the money reward, but also from the truth, because they are afraid that they will find that their parents are actually guilty.
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On The Run Review From Aaron MacDonald
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3.0
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3.0
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Reader reviewed by Koolguy Aaron

I might be only 12 but I can dish out the facts.(Heres Where I dish out) the book that I am reviewing is called Chasing the falconers. This is an action packed book with a little bit of mystery.In my ipinion the book could have been longer with afew more of your sheat edgey peaces.I know Gordon Kormon has a problem for writing small books but still he could have made this longer. One of the parts I didn't like is how they made Megs brother look like a weakling. Gordon Should have made the bully get shot. Oh wait he did lol!. Anyways The book isn't all bad just a little boring. Spice up your book Kormon! Please! But altogether this book deserves a 35 or 710. So people, you can read the book but before read this( and many more reviews of mine!) BYE!
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want more
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Reader reviewed by slick

I the book was very good and I want to read the second one right now!IT was so cool when they ecscaped juvi and the were running away to save their parents and I can't wait to see what happens nextand I hope i can get the book for a present so I don't have to spend any money or get it with the money from a gift card or something
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