Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books, 2008
Genre: Teenage Fiction
Emerson and Nikki have absolutely nothing in common. Emerson's a tomboy-superbrain who couldn't care less about her looks. Nikki's a supermodel sensation and the world's most famous airhead. But a freak accident causes the girls' lives to collide in the most extraordinary way ...
First up: I think the blurb above is lying. Emerson cares more than she lets on about her looks and Nikki is not necessarily the airhead that people - more specifically, Em - think she is. That, however, seems to be the point Cabot is trying illustrate in this novel.
The book is slow to start. Em spends a lot of time whining about her situation way past the point where she should've started being proactive for the sake of the plot. That aside, once it picks up, this book is extremely hard to put down!
Cabot wouldn't be Cabot without her quick-witted humour and endearing dramatics and this book definitely doesn't disappoint. If you don't plan on buying the next two in the series I urge you to put the book down now! Once you get to the last page of Airhead you'll be wanting to bang down Meg's door for the sequal.