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Being Nikki (Airhead #2)

3.89 of 5 stars 3.89  ·  rating details  ·  21,736 ratings  ·  904 reviews
I am Nikki Howard now.
Em Watts is dead ...

Teen supermodel Nikki Howard has a secret. She's not the
gorgeous golden airhead she seems - on the inside she's someone else. Literally. Em Watts is stuck in the body of glamazon celebutante Nikki. And it's not easy. Especially when Nikki's past is about to catch up with her, her boss is spying on her, and Em's heart wants one
Paperback, 301 pages
Published 2009 by Macmillan
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Jun 25, 2011 Parvathy rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Meg cabot fans
Recommended to Parvathy by: good reads
Having read "Airhead" the first book in the series I couldn't stop myself from wanting to know what happens next and decided to read "Being Nikki". Surprisingly it was more enjoyable than the previous one, as it did not suffer from the occasional trip down the memory lane which was in abundance in "Airhead". But still there is one thing I can't help commenting about and that is on the character of Nikki Howard/Emmerson Watts. She thinks too much. Of course it is the writing style followed throug ...more
Merrie Haskell
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Being Nikki starts right where we left off in Airhead. Let’s me just start out saying that this novel was nothing like I expected it to be. I was expecting more of the Airhead plot... with Nikki balancing her new life, going to high school, being a model and trying to get Christopher to figure out that she’s really his best friend Emerson Watts!

Needless to say, that is not what happened. It was better! The plot takes on a whole new spin! Being Nikki is definitely a step up from Airhead. We are
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I really enjoyed Airhead, the previous book in this series. It had the novelty of an average, non-girly girl being forced to suddenly work as a supermodel. There were the mishaps, the romance(s), and the realization that the job was so much harder than she's imagined, yet retaining her humility.

Being Nikki, however, showed Em becoming pretty self-involved, which automatically lowered my opinion of her as a protagonist. Basically, Cabot spends most of the pages of this book reminding us over and
Myra Khan
When normal, average, teenager Emerson Watts finds herself in the body of a supermodel, things suddenly get a lot more complicated.

Oh my god. OH. MY. GOD. I LOVED this book. I'm SO glad I read it! The first book in the series was "okay". But the ending was enough of a cliff-hanger to make me want to read book 2 and find out what happened.


It was...AMAZING. It was EXACTLY the kind of book I love. I just...I don't know what to say. :/ This has to be the worst review in h
After reading Airhead, the first book of the Trilogy, I just had to read the next book. I really loved the whole idea of brain transplanting. It's great to see all the bumps and bruises along the way. It was fantastic!

I loved it when Christopher found out Nikki was really Em. That was most definetly my favourite part. It was such a big relief! I couldn't stand seeing him so upset like over Em's death when she was really alive. He's just a amazing and great guy. They really do deserve each other!
Alyssa N.
Being Nikki, the sequel to Airhead was definetely an interesting book. It took me out of my normal drama-love-story zone. I liked it because of all the drama and emotions throughout the book. I really loved how Meg Cabot, the author, described every detail that happened. Especially how the author thoroughly described the relationships and Nikki's personal view of the relationship. I could not put this book down once I started a new chapter. I disliked how short the book was. This book built up a ...more
If there's one thing Meg Cabot is good at doing, it's making you feel something really strongly (not necessarily in a good way.)

From the first book in this series, I thought Em Watts was a opinionated feminist. She appeared classy and amusing in one, and her feelings felt like yours--you could literally feel her desperation.

However in most parts of this book, Em appeared as really annoying. I understand this was supposed to add humor, but it got really irritating. I mean, "The thing was, it wasn
In Book One ( Airhead (Airhead #1) ), all-around reject and class geek Em Watts died in a freak accident. But her brain was still functioning. And said brain was transplanted into the body of teen supermodel Nikki Howards’ body (who was also present at the time of the accident). Nikki Howards was the brand ambassador and *Face* of Stark Enterprises; the company which conveniently enough, conducted the brain-transplant operation.

Now in Book Two, Em is well and truly entrenched in a supermodel’s S
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This like the first one in the series was GREAT!I really enjoy this book series and i cant wait to finish the third one to see where it ends.
I thought that it was going to be the typical famous girl with boyfriend troubles but it wasn't like that at all. Although it did have some of that it also had a spin off that was rather interesting.
Nikki is a highly paid teen super model for stark mega-store and looked up to by almost everyone. Then there is Em Watts a teen girl who despises what the me
Hannah Gordon
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BookChic Club
Being Nikki offered up some fun and shocking twists and turns while still containing Cabot's wonderful humor. The novel is a quick read, mainly due to Cabot's flowing prose; her style is very much like a best friend telling you their story and it provides for compelling reading. The pages fly by fast, and the reader is left with a cliffhanger that made me glad I had Runaway already in my TBR pile.

Lulu is still one of my favorite characters. Almost everything she says is hilarious, and she's just
Yola NY
slalu unexpected ending from meg cabot!

aku suka buku 1 airhead, dan tambah suka buku k2nya! (moga2 buku k3nya lebih seru lagi)

kali ini ada tokoh2 baru di novel airhead, ada kakak laki2 "nikki", ibu "nikki" yang mendadak hilang, ada sepupu christopher yang ahli nge-hack komputer, trus salah satu dokter yang punya andil dalam kasus pencangkokan otak emerson, dan yg paling gak keduga ntu, tiba2 muncul "nikki" yang asli..

nah, di novel ini, aku jg ngeliat sisi brandon yang lain. gila deh tuh cowok,
Because of this book, I need to find out what happens in the next. As a book, it's alright--but as the second book in a series, it's really awesome :)

I recommend this book for all of Meg Cabot's usual readers but sadly, I don't recommend it to those who have yet to read any other of Meg's books. It's not a book that gives the best impression of Cabot's books--not that it's bad. It's quite the opposite. If you're a Meg Cabot newbie I recommend some of the other books she's written--something like
Angelia Fransisca Rusli
Em Watts is back! In Nikki Howard's body, of course.

If you think Em being in Nikki Howard's body is all easy peasey, boy, you're wrong!

After the death of herself -or her body, to be exact, Em a.k.a Nikki had to face the truth that Christopher, who she had been having a crush on, had turned into a supervillain. Moreover, she couldn't really meet her family & her sister had been accusing her for throwing away her old family.

As if it was not enough, the coming of Steven, Nikki's brother, to se
My review at The Little Bookworm

Emerson Watts is still stuck in the body of world famous supermodel Nikki Howard after a tragic accident and a brain transplant. She is becoming more accustomed to the fame and the job, but she still misses her old life, family and her old friend, Christopher, who Em is still in love with. So when Nikki's brother shows up, Em is unsure how to handle him or the news that Nikki's mother is missing. And she doesn't know what to do when something even more shocking tu
this book surprised me.... i was expecting a fairly light and fluffy book about a girl who had her brain transplanted into a supermodels body. and i guess starting off with "light and fluffy book" and "brain transplant" in the same sentence doesn't really fit. This book turned out to have the romance and expected menial girl troubles, but beneath all of that, it touched on a point that can relate to present day society. "Stark" the company that nikki (the main character) works for and its schemi ...more
Isabelle Michaels
The book being Nikki by Meg Cabot was awesome, it was the sequel to airhead. It was an awesome book, but since it was the sequel my summary will be twice as long because I have to explain what happened in the beginning. What happened was that a girl named em watts took her sister to get an autograph by Nikki Howard the face of stark, which is a big electronic and house hold items company that there products are cheaper then apple and other expensive items. And Em hates this company and her best ...more
Amber Skye
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 t
Being the face of Stark Enterprises isn’t easy, especially if the brain behind that face doesn’t really belong to the body it’s in. But that’s Em Watt’s predicament, for better or worse, and she has to learn to deal with that. But juggling high school and a modeling career aren’t her only problems, and neither are all of Nikki’s ex-boyfriends or Lulu’s upcoming holiday party. Because now, Nikki’s brother has appeared with news of his mother’s disappearance, Em’s crush and used-to-be best friend ...more
*Spoilers from Airhead*

Being Nikki basically picks up where Airhead left off. Emerson is trying to lead her own life and Nikki's at the same time. Going to high school but also working as a model. How does this girl have time for anything?? I think it's beyond hilarious watching Em try and be herself in the body of a teen supermodel, talk about polar opposites. But you know, I feel like she eased into the transition a little easier than she could of. Especially where the boys are concerned. She
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It was a bit of a rocky start for me, considering it'd been a while since I read the first book in this series. But it picked up and even had a few twists in it I didn't expect.

It's been a few months since Em Watts became Nikki Howard. Now she's got a brother who's demanding she help find their missing mother, a friend who's doing his best to destroy Stark, and ex-boyfriends crawling out of the woodwork. It seems being Nikki is a lot harder than she thought.

I'm not big on bouncing bimbos, which
Jon Cox
Take all my comments about the previous book in this series, "Airhead," and multiply it by two. This book contains illogical leaps in reasoning by a supposedly intelligent main character, unbelievable dialogue, extensive harping on dead subjects (no pun intended), and idiotic decisions by the main character. What is there to like about Em/Nikki? Not really anything. She is nothing like the original Em in the first third of the first book. Now she is just a confused and stupid amorphous non-entit ...more
¿Se me permite arrepentirme de mi declaración sobre Brandon? Me gusta como personaje, pero ya no estoy confundida respecto a lo romantico, porque... si, eh... NO.

Me gustó mas el primero que este, pero está bien. Descubrimos algunas cosas pero no todo.
Melissa McAlvey
I am giving up on Meg Cabot for a while after this one. By the end of this book I was so frustrated by the heroine. She is constantly repeating her self as though the reader has already forgotten what was going on ten pages ago. I also do not enjoy books in which it seems that the characters are not acting very smart. I don't want to constantly be thinking, "Come on, figure it out and lets move on." Clever foreshadowing doesn't bother me but the "clever" part is definitely missing in Being Nikki ...more
When I started this book, I thought it would be an empty read. The plot seemed a bit dry. I got into reading it though, sucked in like I normally am with Meg Cabot's books. Boy, she really makes you work hard for the romance. I got a bit angry towards the end because I didn't know what was happening & instead of trailing into a nice happy ending NEW problems kept continuously popping up. So I'm going to grab "Runaway" as soon as I can so I can see this plot RESOLVED.

Reading "Being Nikki" wa
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Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

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“great. now i was starting to get jealous of myself.” 68 likes
“Nice to know I have that effect on boys. I mean, Christopher doesn't even know I exist, and Brandon Stark practically throws up when he sees me. Having my brain transplated into a supermodel's body was doing wonders for my love life.” 54 likes
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