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Being Nikki by Meg Cabot
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Aug 11, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: young-adult, chick-lit, crime, library-book
Read from August 11 to 17, 2011

Here there be spoilers.... but only if you haven't read Airhead first...

I really enjoyed the first part in the Airhead trilogy, and was surprised to see in the back of the book that there was going to be a sequel. Why, I wondered, why bother when most of the storyline seems to be wrapped up. Sure, Em was stuck in Nikki's body, but there didn't seem to be another way around that, as another surgery would probably be too risky, and her old body was cremated. And okay, maybe Christopher doesn't know who she is, but she's making strides, and it finished in a nice comfortable place with her new family about to properly meet her old family?

What was left to write about?

Boy was I wrong?!

Being Nikki really does turn the whole story on it's head, going from a nice fluffy grass isn't always greener to a darkly sinister it's all a big conspiracy in the space of a few pages. Cabot manages to keep the balance just right before leaving you on a cliffhanger (although she starts with one too) that will leave you reaching for the final part.

I wonder how many people have disregarded this book because the cover appears so light and chick-lity. Because this more than any other I've read, really is the epitome of never judging a book by it's cover.
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