Monday, May 18, 2009

Book Inspection: Being Nikki by Meg Cabot

Do NOT read Plot Sketch if you haven't read Airhead... may contain spoilers!
Plot Sketch: Em Watts is back. Yes, she's in Nikki Howard's body, but she's still Em Watts. She's pretty bummed about it too. Em is now realizing how much limited family time she's going to have with her real family and she's trying to appease Nikki's family at the same time. Lulu, her roommate, still thinks she's had a spirit transfer. Nikki's family needs her help, and Em delivers. There's more interaction with Christopher and Brandon Stark. Don't forget about Stark Enterprises aka Evil Empire. There are rebel doctors and secret hiding places too.

Verdict: I Heart It!! Ok. Honestly, I gave this book an I Heart It only because a few things redeemed it. 1) Meg Cabot wrote it, and I'm a loyal fan. 2) Some of the plot toward the end caught me off guard. I'm not saying it wasn't predictable, but it caught me off guard. Those two things said, this is my least favorite Meg Cabot novel to date. There were six or seven times that the wording was just awkward and I found myself thinking Meg was trying too hard. Will I tune in for Runaway, the next installment of the Em Watts/Nikki Howard saga? You bet.

The Gauntlet:

At what location does most of the story take place?
New York

What is the main character's name?
Emerson Watts

Does I Heart Monster like the main character?
Yeah, that's why I kept reading this book!

How long did it take I Heart Monster to finish the book?
2 days

Did I Heart Monster get stuck at any points in the book? If so, why?
Like I said above, I stopped six or seven times when I hit awkward passages, but other than that, no.

Is this a good read for Monster?
Strictly chicklit.

What, if anything, would I Heart Monster change to make the book more interesting?
It was plenty interesting, so nothing.

What was I Heart Monster's favorite line?
"But Nikki Howard liked Brandon Stark... or at least her body did."

How many chapters were in the book?
23

Does the author have a website?
Yes:
MegCabot.com


Stats:
  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Point
  • Publish Date: May 5, 2009
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545040566

Acquire It:

Hardcover

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2 comments:

Kate said...

I'm sorry it's your least favourite Meg Cabot novel so far. I avoided the spoilers :)

Insert Book Title said...

I am not really interested in this book. Great review!