Author: Meg Cabot
Publisher: Point – Scholastic, Inc
Release Date: May 13, 2008
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 supposed 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 … Nikki Howard is here to stay.
This book was AMAZING. Seriously. At one point, I was sobbing, furious, and completely dumbstruck at the same time. And no joke – I was sobbing.
How would you react to your parents not considering your likes and dislikes (playing videogames and fashion, respectively) and allowing RANDOM people to put your BRAIN in another person’s body? And then not be able to tell anyone, but still see your best friend who is in mourning every day at school. And be forced to live someone else’s life?
The book was extremely diverse, too. There was TONS of drama, a bit of romance, some intrigue, mystery, and a LOT of figuring out how to literally be someone you’re not. I loved how Em was characterized before the accident and how I really got to know her in the first three chapters, and then found out even more about her character and how she is under pressure. And man, is she good under pressure! She’s intelligent, snarky, but kind, and she’s completely helpless against her situation, but she (somehow) stays herself throughout the entire book. I love her for that, as well as the fact that I am completely on her side. I mean, I cried with her last night at 11 o’clock. The only thing missing for a good weep-fest was the ice cream.
The rest of the characters were great, too. They all had their unique personality, especially Lulu. Christopher is special in his very own way, and I so wish that Em had 2 million dollars to get out of her dilemma with Stark and tell Christopher the truth! But anyway, there’s two more books in the series, and I’m definitely reading them ASAP!!