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Airhead Book 2: Being Nikki (edition 2010)

by Meg Cabot

Series: Airhead (2)

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Title:Airhead Book 2: Being Nikki
Authors:Meg Cabot
Info:Point (2010), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 352 pages
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The novel begins with us meeting Emerson Watts as she is on a model shoot in St. Johns, clinging onto a rock cliff over a group of nurse sharks. She suddenly falls into the water and is rescued by her on-and-off "boyfriend" Brandon Stark (the son of her boss Robert Stark, C.E.O of mega-corporation "Stark Enterprises"). Later on at the hotel, Em gets a call from Nikki's best friend Lulu, who says that a guy was at her loft looking for Nikki (the supermodel who had Em's brain transplanted into her body). Em, assuming it's her crush Christopher, convinces Brandon to take her back to New York City on his jet. Grudgingly, he agrees and they return to NYC.

Shortly after Em arrives, she meets the guy who was looking for her. To her disappointment, it's not Christopher. It's Nikki's brother Steven coming to look for her because their mother is missing. Em tries to convince Steven she doesn't know anything, but barely gets him to believe her "amnesia" story. Lulu, obviously attracted to Steven, asks him to stay with them at the loft. During his time at the loft, Em notices that they have been bugged and begins to watch what she says there and in other places. Shortly after all this drama, Em decided to go see her real family (who are being bugged), and comes to the realization that she can't really go back to her old life after she realizes that she couldn't see her grandmother that Christmas. As she left her family's apartment in tears and was greeted by Christopher. He asked her to come up to his apartment (which was also being bugged) and began to talk with her about his plans to take down Stark Enterprises for "killing" Em. He also says that he can help her find Nikki's mother if Em can get him an account name and password for a Stark Employee. Em reluctantly agrees to help.

Em and several other models from Stark Enterprises are having a rehearsal for the Stark Angels fashion show for the upcoming New Year's Eve. While the models in their pairs of wings are lining up in a queue to get on stage, a model named Veronica who was standing in front of Em in the queue warns Em to stop sending romantic emails to her boyfriend Justin Bay. Em tells her that she has not been emailing to Justin because of all this amnesia but Veronica doesn't believe her. When Em successfully walks on stage she was about to enter the exit but then slips over a pile of feathers, believing that it was Veronica who set it up. After the accident Em was taken to Dr Higgins' office and had a discussion about parts of her body that are in pain. Em says she is fine but while the doctor was typing her user name and password on a Star member's website, Em sees it to give both the user name and password to Christopher.

After that, at the annual party that Nikki and Lulu hold, Chris turns up unexpectedly and asks to speak to Nikki (Em) in private. They then go into her room, where Chris starts kissing her. Between a kiss, he mutters the word "Em". When it finally dawns on Em what he just said, she asks him and he says that he knows as he saw her document when he was hacking into the Stark mainframe. He also confesses that he had always loved her. Brandon bursts into the room and saw Christopher with Em but tells Em that her sister Frida (who wasn't invited but eventually invites herself to the party wearing inappropriate clothing)is vomiting and was lied by Justin Bay about alcohol being fruit punch that had Gabriel Luna ended up helping her. Em comes up to Justin and asks for his cellphone but Justin refuses so Christopher chokes him to give his cellphone to her. Justin gives his cellphone and is knocked out. Em and Christopher go through Justin's messages and finds Nikki Howard's romantic message, asked Felix to track down the person who wrote this. Resulting Jonathan Fong in Westchester.

After the party, Lulu, Steven, Christopher and Em take Brandon's limo (with him knocked out in the car) to where Christopher's cousin, Felix, had tracked the real Nikki and her mother to be. The real Nikki turns out to have had her brain planted into the body of a dead, average redheaded drunk-driver woman. When Em goes out to check on Brandon, Brandon woke up and blackmails her not to see Christopher ever again and to be his girlfriend forever, or he will tell his father Robert Stark where the real Nikki is. Not wanting that to happen, she sides with Brandon on force and leaves with the Howard family, leaving Christopher, broken-hearted, staring after her in sadness.
  mrsdanaalbasha | Mar 12, 2016 |
The novel begins with us meeting Emerson Watts as she is on a model shoot in St. Johns, clinging onto a rock cliff over a group of nurse sharks. She suddenly falls into the water and is rescued by her on-and-off "boyfriend" Brandon Stark (the son of her boss Robert Stark, C.E.O of mega-corporation "Stark Enterprises"). Later on at the hotel, Em gets a call from Nikki's best friend Lulu, who says that a guy was at her loft looking for Nikki (the supermodel who had Em's brain transplanted into her body). Em, assuming it's her crush Christopher, convinces Brandon to take her back to New York City on his jet. Grudgingly, he agrees and they return to NYC.

Shortly after Em arrives, she meets the guy who was looking for her. To her disappointment, it's not Christopher. It's Nikki's brother Steven coming to look for her because their mother is missing. Em tries to convince Steven she doesn't know anything, but barely gets him to believe her "amnesia" story. Lulu, obviously attracted to Steven, asks him to stay with them at the loft. During his time at the loft, Em notices that they have been bugged and begins to watch what she says there and in other places. Shortly after all this drama, Em decided to go see her real family (who are being bugged), and comes to the realization that she can't really go back to her old life after she realizes that she couldn't see her grandmother that Christmas. As she left her family's apartment in tears and was greeted by Christopher. He asked her to come up to his apartment (which was also being bugged) and began to talk with her about his plans to take down Stark Enterprises for "killing" Em. He also says that he can help her find Nikki's mother if Em can get him an account name and password for a Stark Employee. Em reluctantly agrees to help.

Em and several other models from Stark Enterprises are having a rehearsal for the Stark Angels fashion show for the upcoming New Year's Eve. While the models in their pairs of wings are lining up in a queue to get on stage, a model named Veronica who was standing in front of Em in the queue warns Em to stop sending romantic emails to her boyfriend Justin Bay. Em tells her that she has not been emailing to Justin because of all this amnesia but Veronica doesn't believe her. When Em successfully walks on stage she was about to enter the exit but then slips over a pile of feathers, believing that it was Veronica who set it up. After the accident Em was taken to Dr Higgins' office and had a discussion about parts of her body that are in pain. Em says she is fine but while the doctor was typing her user name and password on a Star member's website, Em sees it to give both the user name and password to Christopher.

After that, at the annual party that Nikki and Lulu hold, Chris turns up unexpectedly and asks to speak to Nikki (Em) in private. They then go into her room, where Chris starts kissing her. Between a kiss, he mutters the word "Em". When it finally dawns on Em what he just said, she asks him and he says that he knows as he saw her document when he was hacking into the Stark mainframe. He also confesses that he had always loved her. Brandon bursts into the room and saw Christopher with Em but tells Em that her sister Frida (who wasn't invited but eventually invites herself to the party wearing inappropriate clothing)is vomiting and was lied by Justin Bay about alcohol being fruit punch that had Gabriel Luna ended up helping her. Em comes up to Justin and asks for his cellphone but Justin refuses so Christopher chokes him to give his cellphone to her. Justin gives his cellphone and is knocked out. Em and Christopher go through Justin's messages and finds Nikki Howard's romantic message, asked Felix to track down the person who wrote this. Resulting Jonathan Fong in Westchester.

After the party, Lulu, Steven, Christopher and Em take Brandon's limo (with him knocked out in the car) to where Christopher's cousin, Felix, had tracked the real Nikki and her mother to be. The real Nikki turns out to have had her brain planted into the body of a dead, average redheaded drunk-driver woman. When Em goes out to check on Brandon, Brandon woke up and blackmails her not to see Christopher ever again and to be his girlfriend forever, or he will tell his father Robert Stark where the real Nikki is. Not wanting that to happen, she sides with Brandon on force and leaves with the Howard family, leaving Christopher, broken-hearted, staring after her in sadness.
  mrsdanaalbasha | Mar 12, 2016 |
ehh, again, fluff, but it kinda hooked me more than the 1st, and so I plan to read the 3rd. ( )
  AmieB7 | Jan 21, 2016 |
Good middle of the trilogy book. Some annoying traits, though I kept pulling myself back from the brink by reminding myself that the main character is only 17.

3.5 out of 5 stars ( )
  Lexxi | Jan 19, 2014 |
Really really a middle book with a nasty cliffhanger. Interesting exploration of what's happening with the brain transplant and its implications. ( )
  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
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The author wishes to acknowledge the following people, without whom this book would not have been possible:

Beth Ader

Jennifer Brown

Barb Cabot

Laura Langlie

Morgan Matson

Abigail McCaden

Michele Jaffe

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Things aren't pretty for Emerson Watts.

Em was sure there couldn't be anything worse than being a brainiac the body of a teenaged supermodel.

But it turned out she was wrong. Because that supermodel could turn out to have a mother who's gone mysteriously missing, a brother who's shown up on her doorstep demanding answers, a former best friend who's intent on destroying Stark Enterprises to avenge the death of his lost love, and a British heartthrob who's written a song about her that's topping the charts.

How can Em balance all that with school, runway shows, and weekend jaunts to St. Johns - especially when she's got ex-boyfriends crawling out of the woodwork who want more than just a photo op; a sister who is headed to the high school cheerleading championships; a company she represents that seems to be turning to the dark side...

Not to mention trying to convince the love of her life that models aren't really airheads after all...especially one model in particular.

But then, nobody said it was going to be easy being Nikki.

Praise for Airhead and Meg Cabot

"Cabot…dishes up all the story ingredients her fans have come to know and love - romance, humor, believable teen dialogue and even a fantastical twist…Pure fun, this first series installment will leave readers clamoring for the next." - Publisher's Weekly

"Meg Cabot is chick-lit royalty." - Newsweek

"The text's abundant references to current pop culture and Em's witty character keep this read both grounded and fun." - Kirkus Reviews

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Studious, socially conscious Emerson Watts learns startling news about the family of Nikki Howard, the teen supermodel into whose body Emerson's brain was transplanted by the nefarious Stark corporation.

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