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Airhead Book 2: Being Nikki by Meg Cabot

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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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 |
Yep, still fun. ( )
  JenneB | Apr 2, 2013 |
Book 2…not much better, I’m sad to say. (Ignore my original rating, please.)

I kinda touched on the plot in my last review, but this is the book where the plot does improve. One of my biggest issues with the first book was that “Total amnesia does not exist in real life! Nor does it work that way!” and that Em had to screw up or not convince someone that she was really Nikki Howard. (Lulu’s theories aside.) So, when Nikki’s brother Steven shows up and calls her out on the fact that Em’s not his real sister, I loved that. I loved that Steven knew something really fishy was going on and he wasn’t going to be fooled by anyone.

Em’s characterization gets a little better in this book, although not by much. I like that she does support her little sister’s decision to become a cheerleader, and that she’s willing to find out what happened with Nikki’s and Steven’s mom. And there’s a good scene with her and some other models joking before a rehearsal that I really liked. However, I still had my frustrations and there’s a lot of the telling not showing going on in this book as well. She’s also very contradictory, especially when it comes to Brandon/Gabriel/Christopher/random boy she makes out with. Em keeps saying that she’s not that kind of girl, that she can’t help the way Nikki’s body reacts whenever a boy touches her (do not get me started on this excuse) and she loves Christopher, totally! Em doesn’t do anything to dissuade this behavior, she just let the guys take advantage of her. Quietly suppressing rage here.

I also really don’t like how the Stark plotline gets barely mentioned. It’s played up that Christopher wants to take them down (understandable, yet slightly impossible), and Em mentions it every once in a while, but so much time is spent on “I really really love Christopher, but I have all of this other stuff and you guys don’t understand how hard it is for meeee.” You almost forget that there’s a weird plot going on with the bad guys.

That said, I liked the twist that Nikki was really alive, and I liked that Brandon finds out and decides to use this information to his advantage. Sure, it’s a little obvious, but it makes for new conflict in the next book. But like the first one, the moments where I facepalmed were a little much and lessened my overall enjoyment.
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  princess-starr | Mar 31, 2013 |
Being Nikki
Being Nikki is not so easy for Emerson Watts, who recently got a brain transplanted into the supermodel, Nikki Howard. You would think this would be any girls dream, but Em unfortunately can’t live life the way she would have wanted. Em has to attend many photo shoots where she has to stay in many awkward positions for a long period of time. Em also attends her old school where the only person who really knows her true identity is her sister Frida.

Just when Em thinks she has things under control she finds herself the Stark Angel for New Years. Being the Stark Angel is the last thing she wants to do. Em and her best friend Christopher used to laugh at how ridiculous it was to model in basicly nothing to wear. Em has no control of this and she is the one who has to be the Stark Angel.

Christopher, the boy she has a crush on, has no idea that Nikki Howard is actually Em Watts. Em tries so hard for him to see the real her. One day Christopher wants to get secret information from Nikki on Stark company do he can crash the company. While searching the documents he learns that Em is in Nikki’s body and that Stark might have lied about the day of the accident when Em’s brain was transplanted. Did Nikki really ever leave this earth or was she still here undercover?

This book was very well written and it kept me entertained through the whole story. Even though it is so far-fetched the plot was good and I enjoyed reading all of Em’s troubles. I also really felt like I knew and understood the characters. The were explained so well that I felt like I knew them. This book was described good and I understood what was happening and was never confused. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes drama.

  br13nize | Jan 24, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0545040566, Hardcover)

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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