Airhead by Meg CabotAirhead by Meg Cabot


byMeg Cabot

Paperback | April 15, 2009

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Meg Cabot expands her huge fan base with this slightly darker, more mysterious novel - without losing any of her signature heart and humour.


Emerson Watts didn't even want to go to the new SoHo Stark Megastore grand opening. But someone needed to look out for her sister, Frida, whose crush, British heartthrob Gabriel Luna, would be singing and signing autographs there -- along with the newly appointed Face of Stark, teen supermodel sensation Nikki Howard.

How was Em to know that disaster would strike, changing her, and life as she'd known it, forever?

Meg Cabot is the author of the New York Times bestselling series The Princess Diaries, which was made into two wildly popular Disney films of the same name. Other books include All-American Girl, Ready or Not, Teen Idol, Avalon High, How to Be Popular, Pants on Fire, and the Airhead, Allie Finkle, Mediator, and 1-800-Where-R-You series...
Title:AirheadFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8 × 5.28 × 0.74 inPublished:April 15, 2009Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:054504054X

ISBN - 13:9780545040549

Appropriate for ages: 12


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read I read this book a few years back! great pick for teens!
Date published: 2018-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect read for teens! Meg Cabot definitely has a knack for teen books and this one clearly shows it! It is a fun read and lets you be in the perspective of such interesting characters!
Date published: 2018-01-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good read! This book would suit preteen girls that want to start getting into reading! I read it when I was like 15, and still enjoyed it a lot! Give it a try if you like girly fictional, books, like I do :)
Date published: 2017-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from From Plain Jane To Supermodel! Airhead is one of the best books I have read in a long time! I originally picked it up because I could not find anything to read and since Meg Cabot is one of my favourite authors, I decided that I had nothing to lose by at least trying this book. As soon as I read the first page, I was instantly addicted and had gone to pick up the next book in the series the next day! I love, love, LOVE how Meg Cabot mixes sci-fi with contemporary fiction and I love Em! She is a very relatable character is the way that she believes that she will never be as beautiful as someone like Nikki Howard and to say the least, despises people like her, until she becomes her. I found that this book represented our society and the way we think in such a different way from other books, because of the whole brain transplant thing. We are taught to like what is on the outside even though it is the inside that matters more and I think that the author showed that message in such a different and unique way by transplanting Em's brain into Nikki's body. I also thought that the characters were amazing and I could not wait to see how they developed later in the series! And, Christopher, Em's love interest, is honestly adorable and you immediately understand why Em is in love with him. I would give this a 4.5, because even though I think it's amazing I don't think it deserves 5 stars because the whole idea of a brain transplant does seem a little farfetched and idealistic, but I do love the idea that there could be technology like this in the future. It was also a little predictable at the beginning. This is a MUST READ if you love teen fictions and Meg Cabot books!
Date published: 2017-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it My 15 year old self loved this book
Date published: 2017-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Airhead Loved it!!! I love lulu and Emersons friendship!!! Very cute and heart warming book and good moral to the story.
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Addictive! This is the first book I've ever read by Meg Cabot, but certainly not the last. I love her style of writing, and she has some great ideas. The plot was so addictive to this book, I was always excited to come back to it to see what happens next. The characters I also loved, and I cannot wait to see how they develop in the next books. I'm so waiting for the next ones so I can see what happens! I already really love this series. Awesome book! C;
Date published: 2012-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's Not What Matters On the Inside It's What Matters On The Outside! Where to begin...How about that, this book was just plain awesome! Emerson Watts an average girl, doesn't wear make up, likes video games, is not a big shopping girl, and likes to read. She has her best friend Christopher by her side, and also he is just the Prince Charming in her own little world. But to him, they're just friends. Em's girly sister Frida is in love with teen sensation super model Nikki Howard and the singer she has the biggest crush on ever, Gabriel Luna are going to be at the Grand Opening for that Mega-Stark store. And of course Em is going to take her even though she doesnt want to. But a terrible accident happens there that causes her to wake up with her brain in one of the most famous models in the world Nikki Howard. This book was just filled with drama and it kinda reminded me of Hannah Montana's situation, except that Emerson is in it for life! I really recommend this book I thought it all fit together, and the boys in the book were adorable except for Brandon Stark, ugh. Other than that A MUST read!
Date published: 2009-08-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from From Geek to Chic! This book was amazing! It's about a girl named Em (Emerson) Watts who is classified as a geek by the popular kids at her school. She loves video games and dispises everything like fashion, beauty and makeup. She's best friends with another geek named Chris, and together, they spend their days trying to beat another level of a video game. However, Em's sister adores the life of the rich and the famous: beauty, makeup, celebrities, girly magazines and everything in between. Emerson is forced to take her sister to the new opening of a megastore with Chris, where a popular british song writer is signing autographs... as well as having a special appearance by the world's hottest teen supermodel named Nikki. All of a sudden, a protestor hits a huge tv screen with a paint ball gun, and it lands straight ontop of Emerson. After Em wakes up after a month-long coma, she finds out that she is not who she thinks she is. She's actually stuck in Nikki's body...... Even though I knew beforehand that Em ends up in Nikki's body, I still had no idea what exactly had happened.... and where the actual Nikki was!
Date published: 2009-06-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Far Fetched But Good :) Well this book is a little strange..... a brain transplant?........ but overall pretty good for the first book in the series. It was entertaining and witty and held my attention, also it left me wanting more so thats good. :) Im just going to start the second one, hopefully its just as good if not better.
Date published: 2009-05-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was good It was good but it was kind of wierd Brain Transplant? it's a liitle farfetched But overall a pretty good book
Date published: 2009-04-19

Editorial Reviews

Praise for the Airhead Trilogy:New York Times BestsellerPublishers Weekly Bestseller*"[A] far-fetched but rousing roller-coaster ride of a novel . . . This book is sure to fly off the shelves." -School Library Journal, starred review"Bag the tiara and get out the gun . . . Cabot delivers." -Publishers Weekly"[The] strong, amusing voice, the plot twists, and the possibility of romance will draw mystery and chick-lit readers alike." -Booklist"Em's witty character keeps this read both grounded and fun." -Kirkus Reviews