(Scholastic Point, Hardcover, May 2009)
**Warning: If you haven't read the first book in this trilogy, Airhead, then you may want to read it first. This review contains spoilers for Airhead.**
Em Watts used to be a plain girl, one who preferred playing video games over flirting with boys. Then a horrible accident happened and, suddenly, Em found herself in the body of a supermodel, a girl who had boys falling all over her. The trouble is that Em really isn't supermodel material and her new life is not so wonderful. She can't tell the boy that she likes who she really is, she hardly ever sees her family and, worst of all, she's convinced that the company that transplanted her brain into supermodel Nikki's body will stop at nothing to keep the surgery a secret.
Normally, I stay away from science fiction. It's just not really my thing. I'm more of a real life or fantasy type of girl. But I'll read anything that Meg Cabot writes. Last year, I read (and reviewed!) Airhead, which is the first book in this trilogy, and I was completely hooked. Em Watts is a smart, sarcastic, totally believable heroine who is making the best of a bad situation. There's something so funny about watching her try to navigate the world of a shallow, selfish supermodel. Being Nikki continues Em's story, although now we discover that she has a brother on a mission to find their lost mother. Well, Nikki has a brother but since Em's brain is in Nikki's body, then we'll say that Steven is Em's brother. (I promise it's not at all confusing when you read the book!) Things also heat up between Em and Christopher, with a particular scene that will both frustrate you and make you cheer for Em all at once. Because this book is the second in a planned trilogy, many story lines are left unfinished. However, a major revelation at the end will leave the reader reeling and wishing for a copy of Runaway, the final novel in the series.