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Being Nikki (Airhead #2)

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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.

It turns out she has 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, and a Brit
Hardcover, First edition, 336 pages
Published May 2009 by Point
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Dec 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Jun 25, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Meg cabot fans
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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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Jul 22, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-lit
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
Myra Sullivan
Nov 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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
Anagha Uppal
Aug 12, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Aug 23, 2012 rated it it was ok
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
Alyssa N.
Oct 19, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jon Cox
Nov 29, 2009 rated it did not like it
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
Dec 24, 2010 rated it did not like it
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Cliffhanger alert. This is not a stand alone. Being Nikki is the second book of Airhead series, so before jumping into this book it is already expected for readers to have read the first book. While the first book was so heart wrenching, this book is more adventurous, exciting and thrilling.
Ήταν ένα πολύ κουραστικό βιβλίο!
Σε σχέση με το προηγούμενο βιβλίο της σειράς Airhead "Εγώ η άλλη" ήταν καλύτερο. Είχε περισσότερο μυστήριο, δράση και ξεχειλίζει από εκπλήξεις. Ένα άλλο στοιχείο που είναι υπέρ του είναι ότι τελείωνε στο σωστό σημείο, σε αντίθεση με το πρώτο βιβλίο. Σε έκανε να ψάξεις για το επόμενο βιβλίο για να μάθεις την συνεχεία. Θεωρώ ότι το 1ο και το 2ο βιβλίο της σειράς Airhead θα μπορούσαν κάλλιστα να είναι ένα βιβλίο.
Αλλά το κουραστικό σε αυτό το βιβλίο είναι ότι επ
Melissa Jacobson
Actual rating 4.5

I did not like this one quite as much as the first one but I still had a blast and I still flew through this book. I love how it has gossip girl-esque fluff mixed with evil corporations and sci-fi brain transplanting. This trilogy is so unique and so much fun and I cannot wait to hop into book three!
Alejandra Bran (BlueMind)
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Being Nikki surprised me! The story is coming together. I’ll not say this is the best story ever, but it’s better than what I expected.

There were some parts that had me cringing a bit, but even with that I was enjoying the book a lot. I can’t wait for the last book!
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The book Being Nikki is a great book. I love it so much it is one of my favorite books. It is a series by Meg Cabot. I will continue reading the series until the end. Her writing can get a bit confusing but the book will catch up and explain later in time. I suggest this book if you like comedy and romance. It never stops getting exciting and you never want to put the book down. It is a girl who switching brains with a supermodel and has a new life to live. I am not going to give anything else ...more
Dec 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME BOOK! I am really in love with this series but like all books it has a few characters that I hate with all of my being. Those being: Frida Watts, Brandon Stark, and Justin Bay.
She used Em. First all Frida wanted to do was to go to Florida for the cheerleading camp and then when she heard about the Holiday Party she was all "Well, let's stay home instead!" just so she could go to the party even though she wasn't even invited. Frida even tried to cover it up like she
May 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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
Hannah Gordon
Sep 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 20, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-for-review
*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
Isabelle Michaels
Sep 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 25, 2016 rated it did not like it!? I'm not even going to pretend this was readable, and with the server problem, it was as if the Universe didn't want me to read it, and maybe it was right! There's no explanations besides the fact that The Story sucks! Big Time! Not just Nikki, but even Em is the dumbest ass and Frida, a whiny one. So much characters thrown into a mix, none even worth a second glance. And it was typical to make Lulu fall for a guy who was not interested. Still Lulu remains my favorite. And I'm not sur ...more
Angelia Fransisca Rusli
Jun 17, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, meg-cabot
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
May 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
Amber  ~ The Reading Addict
Mar 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
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
Oct 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
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!
Aug 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
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
Yola NY
Dec 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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,
BookChic Club
Feb 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
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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.” 51 likes
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