Airhead (Airhead #1) by Meg Cabot
Emerson “Em” Watts is not what most would consider beautiful. She never wears makeup, prefers oversized-ratty clothes, is a total tomboy into sports and gaming, etc.
She is in love with her equally nerdy, but drop dead handsome best friend, Chris-but is unsure how to have him see her as more than just a friend or one of the boys.
She, Chris, and her little sister Frida (fashion queen), are going to SoHo Stark Megastore grand opening, as Frida can’t go by herself and has to see her crush, singer Gabriel Luna.
When they get there, the face of Stark-Nikki Howard, collpses and so does Em.
When Em wakes up she finds that she no longer exists. Instead her brain was transplanted into the body of Nikki Howard and she is now expected to take on the role of the beautiful model.
Her parents agreed to the brain swap as it was the only way to save her daughter, and now she and the rest of the family are sworn to secrecy.
Em thinks it will be easy to be Nikki, but discovers being a model is more than just standing around and looking pretty-her beauty regimen, endless publicity events, fake relationship with Brandon Stark, the hots for Gabriel Luna and Chris, and actual modeling is a lot of hard work.
But even more than that, Em discovers that Nikki’s “brain aneurysm” was no accident. Someone wanted her dead as she has stumbled onto a secret that those would kill to keep from coming out in the open. Will Em discover the truth in time? Or will Nikki Howard “die” again?
Thoughts After Reading:
So this book had a few campy parts, but otherwise it was etralling and I had to keep reading to find out who was behind the murder plot and why!
For more model mysteries, go to Death Wears a Beauty Mask
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