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Audiobook Friday: Airhead by Meg Cabot

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Genre: Contemporary

Release Date: 5/13/2008

Books in Series: Airhead, Being Nikki, Runaway

About the Book: Emmerson Watts is a normal girl who enjoys playing Journey Quest with her friend Christopher (who she's secretly crushing on) instead of keeping up with anything pop culture...well, except for when her sister just happens to leave one of her teen magazines around and there's nothing else to read.

When Em takes her sister to the opening of a new Stark Music Mega Store, an accident occurs and Em wakes up not Em anymore, but as teenage supermodel Nikki Howard. How can an average normal girl fool everyone into thinking she's Nikki? And how can Em win Christopher back?

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: I love Meg Cabot's books. They are funny, she puts in just the right amount of pop culture references, and I always find myself laughing. Honestly, I did get a little tired of how the Princess Diaries all seemed the same after awhile, but maybe that was because I did a Princess Diaries binge and read them all in a month!

I'm glad to see Ms. Cabot back with a fun original idea for this new series, even if it is a little crazy. The thing I always enjoy about Meg Cabot's books, whether they are adult or YA (I haven't yet read the Allie Finkle series) is that she excels at writing about normal everyday teens. Em is a gamer, she's not a popular pretty girl, and she's probably a little bit of a nerd-which I enjoy. (Us nerds gotta stick together!) I love how Meg Cabot can take these characters and put them in situations that feel totally outside of their normal world. It's fun to watch them transform, and I think the author pulls it off wonderfully.

My biggest complaint about Airhead is that it seemed a little choppy. The ending was very abrupt and I felt like the whole point of this book was to set up everything else in the series. (Two reviews in a row like that, what's up with these number one books in series recently??) I know that book one needs to introduce characters, set up the story, etc, but I felt like an actual plot was missing in this one. I wanted Em to do more than find out she's now a model and oh that's weird and hm, Christopher now thinks I'm dead and doesn't know I'm a hot model so how do I get him back? That was pretty much all that happened and I wish there had been more. Because of this, I didn't think Airhead was up to par. It seemed to lack some of the usual fun. It's not my favorite Meg Cabot novel.

That's not to say that there weren't fun parts-I love the character of Lulu! And I have high hopes for this series after reading that Being Nikki has more of a mystery element to it.

As for the audiobook, I think this was a great book on audio. I enjoyed the narrator and loved the voices she created for Em/Nikki and Lulu.


  1. Great review! Airhead sounds really cute.

  2. Hmmm, I love the PD! This does look really good though, and I want to hear the audio book now

  3. It gets way better in the next book, trust me:-)


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