Friday, June 3, 2011

Airhead (Airhead # 1)

Title: Airhead (Airhead # 1)
Author: Meg Cabot
Rating: 4/5

Emerson Watts didn't even want to go to the new SoHo Stark Megastore grand opening. But someone needed to look out for her sister, Frida, whose crush, British heartthrob Gabriel Luna, would be singing and signing autographs there-along with the newly appointed Face of Stark, teen supermodel sensation Nikki Howard. 

How was Em to know that disaster would strike, changing her-and life as she'd known it-forever? One bizarre accident later, and Em Watts, always the tomboy, never the party princess, is no longer herself. Literally.

Now getting her best friend, Christopher, to notice that she's actually a girl is the least of Em's problems. 

But what Em's pretty sure she'll never be able to accept might just turn out to be the one thing that's going to make her dream come true . . . .


My Thoughts: Em doesn't think she is anything special. She does well in school. She loves video games. She doesn't really think all that much about the way she looks, except to notice that her best friend Christopher doesn't seem to realize she is actually a girl. When her sister convinces her to attend the grand opening of the new Stark Mega-store (think Best Buy meets Wal-mart), the last thing she thinks will happen is that she will be transplanted into the body of a teenager supermodel. One freak accident later and the body of tomboy Em Watts is gone- instead, Em wakes up in the hospital with a new body- the one that used to belong to supermodel Nikki Howard. 

Em goes from your typical high school girl to the life of a working model. She’s still Em, but she can’t tell anyone. Instead, she has to pretend to be Nikki Howard. She lives in Nikki’s apartment and has to attend all of the A-List events Nikki is scheduled to attend. It’s a very different life than Em is used to living. 

As cool as it is to live the life of a super celebrity, she has to give up her friends and her school. Her family knows who she is, but they can’t tell anyone, so she has to basically give up her family as well.

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