Saturday, February 13, 2010

Being Nikki by Meg Cabot

Title Being Nikki 
Series: Airhead
Book #: Two
Author: Meg Cabot
Pages: 352
Published: 2009
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating

There's no escape when everyone is watching.


Things aren't pretty for Emerson Watts. 

 Em was sure there couldn't be anything worse than being a brainiac in 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.

Amber's thoughts:
For me, Meg Cabot's books are like comfort food. Whenever I'm feeling stressed or unhappy, picking up one of her novels is a no-fail way to perk me up. As with most of her novels, Meg Cabot did not disappoint me in Being Nikki.
 


Cabot's writing style flawlessly reflects the mind of the average teen. Her adolescent characters aren't as deep as some, but they aren't incredibly shallow either. Some may scoff and roll their eyes at Em's problems, but as a teenager, I can relate to many of them. Not that I'm an undercover underwear model, but you know what I mean.

The cover of Being Nikki hints at a gossipy, shallow plot about a self-absorbed supermodel. This isn't the case at all. Em is a nerdy girl stuck in a model's body who tries to juggle many of the difficulties that come with being famous. The whole brain switch idea is just a tiny bit weird, but Meg is able to pull it off with her witty writing.

If your looking for a great teen read, I will always recommend Meg Cabot. Her hilarious style and lovable characters will captivate your heart. Since this is the second book in the Airhead series, I  strongly encourage you to look into Airhead, as well as Cabot's other books.

1 comment:

Lauren said...

I agree, Meg's book are definitely like comfort food. Anyway, I liked this one a lot too! Great review. :)