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Airhead (Airhead #1)

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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78  ·  rating details  ·  29,771 ratings  ·  1,820 reviews
Meg Cabot expands her huge fan base with this slightly darker, more mysterious novel - without losing any of her signature heart and humor.

EM WATTS IS GONE.

Emerson Watts didn’t even want to go to the new SoHo Stark Megastore grand opening. But someone needed to look out for her sister, Frida, whose crush, British heartthrob Gabriel Luna, would be singing and signing autogr
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Kindle Edition, 360 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Point (first published January 1st 2008)
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Rachael
Em Watts is not herself. Literally.

She never wanted to go to the grand opening of the new Stark Megastore store. That was her sister Frida’s idea. But that day changed her life. In an attempt to save her sister Frida from certain harm, Em tries to push Frida out of the way, getting crushed by a falling television screen in the process.

When Em wakes up in the hospital, she has no idea what happened. She can only recall bits of what happened that day, such as a certain gorgeous British singer and
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Gwen the Librarian
Okay, so I was having the absolute best time reading my ARC copy of this newest Meg Cabot that doesn't come out until June. I was loving it!!! The smart tomboy's brain gets transplanted into a supermodel's body and chaos ensues. What's not to love? But then, everything started coming together way too easily and things that should have taken a long time to explain or dawn on the characters were blithely wrapped up in just a couple of paragraphs and I was hurtling towards the end of the book with ...more
ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ
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Siti
2nd QUARTER
December 21, 2008

Models. Airheads. Same thing.

By SITI HAJAR MOHD. KHAIRI 901


Airhead
By Meg Cabot
337 pages
2008 New York, NY
Point/Scholastic
Hardcover $16.99
ISBN-10: 0-545-04052-3
(Ages 12 and up)

Models. Airheads. Whatever. They are perfect, fake and live “The Dream” all girls drool about -- to be famous, loaded with cash, and, of course, striking. Airhead by Meg Cabot zooms a little into the future and gives insight on how technology is improving. What if one day you find that you can b
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Carla
Okay, so Meg Cabot is the Queen of YA literature. I have this image of her in my head sat on a throne of books, all of her own of course, because she has written plenty!! A gaggle of YA authors are sat around her; some feeding her little chocolate cupcakes with raspberry icing, some wafting her with giant bamboo leaves. Others are just sat around soaking in the glory of her presence, listening to the author who has the best accent regale them with stories the Queen herself has written. She also ...more
Kandi
Whhhhhhyyyyyy do I always get sucked in by Meg Cabot books?! I loved The Mediator series, and Avalon High, but this one and the last I read (Jinx) have left me regretting the hours I spent reading them. UGH...headdesk, headdesk, headdesk!! So obviously I didn't like it. The plot was interesting enough, teen dies in a freak accident and at the same time a teen supermodel falls dead from a brain anureysm. So, what are doctors to do? Brain transplant of course! (yes sarcasm...) Ok really though tha ...more
Lauren
Ekkkhhh. I'm on the last disc, thank goodness. I have thoroughly enjoyed some of Meg Cabot's other books, but this one was written as if it were truly for airheads. (i.e. Simple elements in the plot are explained way too much.)
Giselle at Book Nerd Canada
Emerson is what you would consider a geek. If you’re into labels that is. Her life is as normal as can be. Straight As, gaming sessions with her best friend Justin, and constant arguments with her sister, how normal can you be? When accompanying her sister to the grand opening of mega-store Stark, her life ends and her new one begins. Because as soon as she wakes up, she’s in Nikki Howard’s body, the teen supermodel that is the face of Stark industries.

I was looking forward to this trilogy. I lo
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Parvathy
What do you expect when you read a book titled "Airhead"? Something light, a book which you can just breeze through without much complications. That's exactly what you get when you read "Airhead", a book more along the lines of a teen drama flick. In fact after reading this book that's exactly how I felt, I felt like I just finished watching a teen flick. The characters are all stereotypical, the popular girls posse, the not so popular girl who likes to play video games instead of trying on make ...more
Katie
This, like Jinx, was very disappointing. I really didn't like the storyline or really anything else about this book. Except for the characters, this book is not worth even touching.
BookChic Club
Meg Cabot is back with her new book Airhead- her first teen book with Scholastic and it's definitely a change from previous novels. While it's not exactly supernatural, you could say the book is a new age science fiction mixed with chick lit. In Airhead, Emerson Watts- Em for short- is forced by her mother to take her fourteen year old sister Frida to the new Stark Megastore opening so she could meet new hit singer-songwriter Gabriel Luna. But disaster hits- literally- and Emerson wakes up to fi ...more
Kathryn
Really, I should have seen it coming. Meg Cabot is obsessed with Star Wars, watches way too much TV and has already done the psychic thing, the princess thing, the paranormal thing and the historical fiction thing. And with the popularity of Stephenie Meyer's The Host, why shouldn't she jump on the body-snatcher bandwagon?

Emerson Watts loves to play video games, has never kissed a boy and refers to the popular crowed at her alternative college prep school in Manhattan as the Walking Dead. So w
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Elisa
Cute little book. There seems to be a trend in Teen books of the plain Jane somehow ends up famous. This time it is via brain transplant. Unbelievable, I know, but still fun. Emerson (named by her lit. professor father) is invisible in school, while Nikki Howard is THE supermodel of the Teen genre. A freak accident later and Em's brain is in Nikki's body, which brings with it the responsibilty of all of Nikki's contracts. A spying, controlling company and the boy Em loved and left behind all mak ...more
Anna M.
I disliked almost everything about this book. First, I did not like the personality of the characters. I had a feeling that Nikki was a show-off teenage model who kept bragging about herself and her gorgeous life, which was a bad role model for the readers. Furthermore, I disliked the plot of this book. The changing soul things was so off topic and I did not believe that it could happen at anytime and anywhere. By the way, It was a poorly plotted piece of literature. The main point is the plot w ...more
Jennifer
I picked this because I wanted to see what else the "Princess Diaries" author would write. The main character despises girls who care about looks and fashion, and then against her will, she kind of becomes one! It's kind of a far-fetched story, but it made me think. The style is geared to teenagers, but it was fun to read. Only bad part: I don't like beginnings of series that just end without wrapping things up, so you basically have to read the next book!
Stephanie
Oh my gosh, I loved this book so much! This is my first Meg Cabot book and it was amazing. I loved the main character, she's a lot like me, she was very relatable. This book was so fun. This is definitely one of my favorite books of 2015. I need to read the second book :) Stay tuned for reviews.
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Pretty good. A bit weird; not exactly what i expected. but like all of meg cabot's other books, i couldn't help but like it. her writing is just so likable and funny, and she creates interesting characters. i really liked it; i can't wait for the sequel. ;D
Noella
3.5 stars.
Emerson Watts is a tomboy who has no interest in fashion or celebrities and prefers playing games (especially Journeyquest) and watching surgical shows with her best friend Christopher. One day she is asked by her mother to accompany her sister Frida to the Stark Superstore grand opening where celebrities are attending. She gets into a serious accident and the next thing she knows, she wakes up in supermodel Nikki Howard's body! Apparently, only her family knows what really happened to
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Morgan F
Emerson Watts isn't a popular girl. She has absolutely no interest in fashion (much to her younger sisters dismay) and spends her time playing video games with her best friend, Christopher (who she has an unrequited crush on). Emerson looks down at thin, pretty, shallow girls at her school who she refers to as the "Walking Dead". That all changes when a TV falls and crushes her, and she wakes up in a different body. And not just any body. The body of teen supermodel and the face of Stark Enterpr ...more
Emma
I have had this book sitting in my TBR pile for so long. I'm not sure initially why I didn't pick it up, but recently I was looking for something easy going and light hearted, this book checked all the boxes for me. This is the story of Emerson Watts who, after being involved in a fatalaccident, finds herself waking up as teen supermodel Nikki Howard.


Emerson Watts is such a likeable character that you can't helpsympathisingwith her. OK so she is now living life as Nikki Howard, teen supermodel
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Bianca Duarte
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Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
YA Novel (3 part series)

Storyline: Emerson Watts, 16, likes living in New York City's SoHo neighborhood, but she can't tolerate most of the students at her private high school. She and her best friend (and secret crush), Christopher, escape their outcast status by immersing themselves in online video games. Even Emersons sister thinks she's lame, especially the way she dresses.

But then Emerson's bland world shatters when she attends the opening of a new Stark Megastore, that was her sister Frid
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Mabs
Yep. It was a while since I last read a Meg Cabot book. Or at least openly.
And I have to say, no matter what the story is, she always writes in the most beautiful hypnotising way. My friends and I are planning on saving up to buy her 9-year-old's book (sue us, it's cute).
However, two things really bother me about this novel. One of them is that Emerson never EVER displays any sign of missing her old body, and - eventhough I'm not an ubber teenage model - I think every girl should be at least a B
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Lilian
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Valerie
Completely ridiculous and you have to suspend all belief to get through it, but yet somehow I still enjoyed it. Sometimes you just need a book like this.
Mansi
I was able to finish this book in a single siting. The last book I had read my Ms. Cabot is the third installment of The Princess Diaries series and I haven't a read a book by her since. When I saw my friend had it, I went totally nuts.

A girl named Emerson Watts has a dull life, involved in video games and is basically a tomboy. When her and her younger sister go for a celebrity signing, disaster strikes and someone died.
Now Emerson has a totally different life, going through it's up and down an
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Huda Al-Anbar
Emerson Watts, known as Em, is a regular teenager, she attends an academically challenging high-school, where she and her best friend Christopher are considered outsiders, mainly because they don't do the whole "Preppy" thing, they are OBSESSED with online games, have strong opinions about random stuff, and wear sneakers and sweats to school, basically my favorite kind of nerds!


Em suddenly wakes up in the hospital, she can't remember how she got there in the first place, her parents and younger
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Alcelinia


cerita ttg pencangkokan otak seorang cewe culun Em Watss yang tubuhnya mati tapi otaknya masih bekerja dengan seorang super model Nikki Howarts yang sedang naik daun ( Nikki otaknya mati) krn punya suatu penyakit apalah nama nya

dan dimulailah petualangan Nikki a.k.a Em yang baru, kontrak2 yang smakin melejit...


Kath
Možná jsem to přehnala, ale dala jsem 5 hvězdiček! Knihu jsem přečetla jedním dechem a strašně se mi líbila, stejně jako všechny knihy od Meg, které jsem četla! Velice se těším na druhý díl a doufám, že se dá s Chrisem dohromady! :)
♥ Innocent Lamb ~ Forever Reading ♥ - AKA Smarties
Something about this book screamed juvenile. It's the sort of book where the main character was the girl no one could ever possibly want who was suddenly one of the "popular" people she used to turn her nose up at. Ugh.
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Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse -- at least until Meg became a teenager, when she flun
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“Well,' I said. 'I could strip off my clothes and reveal to you that under my jeans and sweatshirt I'm actually wearing a tank top and short-shorts, much like Lara Croft from Tomb Raider...only mine are flame-retardant and covered in glow-in-the-dark dinosaur stickers.'
No one stirred. Not even Christopher, who actually has a thing for Lara Croft.
'I know what you're thinking,' I went on. 'Glow-in-the-dark dinosaur stickers are so last year. But I think they add a certain je ne sais quoi to the whole ensemble. It's true, short-shorts are uncomfortable under jeans and hard to get off in the ladies' room, but they make the twin thigh-holsters in which I hold my high-caliber pistols so easy to get to....'
The oven timer dinged.
'Thank you, Em,' Mr. Greer said, yawning. 'That was very persuasive.”
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