Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Being Nikki by Meg Cabot
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.
After reading and loving Airhead, the prequel to this, I was eager to see how Being Nikki would measure up. As it turned out, Being Nikki was just as great, if not better, leaving this to be my favorite addition to the trilogy so far.
While it took a while for it to get going, once I was past the fortieth page the rest went by in a flash because of all the fun new twists and turns Meg added to keep this story fun and exciting. My favorite plot aspects of this one ranged from getting to see more about Nikki's family to seeing Em and Christopher's relationship finally get the kick it needed.
Further more, the characters still continued to be very likable in this one. Well, expect for the 'villain', but there’re not exactly put there to be liked. Lulu still provided to be a riot, Em was still the sweet and timid girl who I continued to root for, Frida was a fun addition, and Christopher was just well Christopher. :)
And the ending was just an all around WOW! I simply couldn't believe what was happening and the cliff hanger was one that definitely makes me want to run out to get Runway, the next addition, as soon as it's out.
In all, Being Nikki provides to be a classic Meg Cabot read in the sense that it's fun, adorable, and a read that calls to be eaten up like candy after Halloween.
Being Nikki is now out!
Source: Publisher/Author. Thanks Meg/Scholastic!
Meg Cabot Talking About Being Nikki:
Excerpt from Being Nikki