Author: Meg Cabot
Pages: 352 pp (including Being Nikki preview)
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
H.B. price: $16.99
Rating: Hands down, a * * * * */5
For whatever reason, I put off reading this book forever. Then, on Thursday when I was at the library, I just picked it up, to see what everyone was so excited about. Now I know- this book ROCKS! It has everything, romance, drama, hilarity, and plenty of suspense. You have to read this, seriously.
Emerson Watts didn't want to go to to Stark Megastore grand opening in SoHo with her little sister, Frida, but Frida's famous crush Gabriel Luna would be there performing, and Em's mom thought it would be best if Frida was supervised. So there she was, with Frida and her best friend Christopher (who Em is also secretly madly in love with- awww!), when it all happens.
Because of what happened that day Em's body is secretly transplanted into Nikki Howard's, the new Face of Stark teen supermodel exraordinaire, body. Stark Company pays for it, and it's top secret, so Em's stuck being Nikki, and can't even tell anyone besides her family about it.
I absolutely looooooved it. The whole being-in-love-with-her-best-friend-and-now-not-being-able-to-tell-him-it's-really-her thing? My favorite romance plot, at least the best friend thing. There aren't many books out there about whole-body transplants like that.
The characters were funny, believable, and for the most part likeable. Though I really didn't like Frida, or Christopher all that much.
Now I know why everyone's so crazy over Being Nikki, the sequel to Airhead, coming out. It's great! I definitely suggest you join us crazy Cabot fans!