Thursday Review: The Airhead Series by Meg Cabot


Blurb from the first book: EMMA WATTS IS GONE.
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? One bizarre accident later, and Em Watts, always the tomboy, never the party princess, is no longer herself. Literally.
Now getting her best friend, Christopher, to notice that she’s actually a girl is the least of Em’s problems.
But what Em’s pretty sure she’ll never be able to accept might just turn out to be the one thing that’s going to make her dream come true

My Thoughts: I found this series to be surprisingly good. The concept was great, the characters flawed in great ways, and the moral questions raised by this story were really interesting. This was like the most macabre version of Freaky Friday ever and I loved it. Cabot handles a character going through an impossible to imagine situation in a way that felt natural, realistic, and funny. The premise goes from funny to sad to downright creepy in a Dollhouse way by book three and the progression was very well done. I can’t go into much with this book series without giving anything away, but you should absolutely read it.

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