Thursday, June 5, 2008

Meg Cabot. AIRHEAD

Another one from the prolific Meg Cabot. But today, what I’m amazed at isn’t her massive number of books, but the diversity. Just consider how different When Lightning Strikes, The Mediator series, Avalon High, and Jinx are from each other. And her latest, Airhead, is just as new and fresh. I hate to even give a summary, because it’s more fun to be surprised like I was. I just picked it up and started reading, without reading the book jacket. I didn’t need to. I knew it would be good- it’s Meg Cabot! But I’ll give you a few tidbits to tease you. It’s about a girl named Em who is best friends with a boy named Christopher. They love to play video games and make fun of the popular kids at school. Em is a tomboy who really doesn’t care about fashion or makeup. (and we think Em secretly likes Christopher) One day a freak accident occurs that completely transforms Em’s whole life. Her whole life! And she has no choice whatsoever in the matter. Plus, now that she can have whatever guy she wants, the one guy she does want doesn’t even know she’s alive. This book is so much fun! The characters are enjoyable and likeable. And it looks like she’s setting this up to be another successful series. It ended with many unanswered questions, and it gave a preview of the first sequel. More fun than a day at the beach!

And if you've been living under a rock & aren't familiar with Meg Cabot, check out her awesome website here and her blog here. She's really something!