Thursday, April 29, 2010
Being Nikki (YA)
Being Nikki. Meg Cabot. 2009. Scholastic. 352 pages.
I'm freezing actually.
Being Nikki is the sequel to Airhead. And the review below does contain spoilers for the first novel.
How easy is it for Em Watts to be Nikki Howard? Not all that easy as it turns out. But Em doesn't have much of a choice in the matter. For legally, she is Nikki Howard. And no matter how much she wants to cling to her old life, reach out to her old friends, like Christopher, she has to accept her new reality. Fortunately, appearances can be deceiving, and Nikki's best friend, Lulu, is a keeper. She's someone that Em genuinely likes. (Unlike some of Nikki's ex-boyfriends. Em admits that they are good kissers, but some are real jerks!)
Life can have a few surprises for anybody. But when your living another person's life, well, the surprises never seem to stop. And Em has quite a few to deal with in Being Nikki.
I loved this one. The mystery surrounding Em, Nikki, and Stark Enterprises continues to unfold. And the characters are developed more fully in this second novel. I definitely found it to be as compelling as the first (if not more so!). I can't wait to read the third one. I really, really want it!
Other reviews: Jen Robinson, OMS Book Blog, Ms. Yingling Reads, The Book Muncher, Em's Bookshelf, Read This Book!, One Literature Nut, Pop Culture Junkie, And Another Book Read.
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