Author: Meg Cabot
Summary: Em Watts is your typical tomboy – she’d rather play Journeyquest online with her best friend (and secret crush) Christopher than spend time perfecting her hair and makeup like the popular girls at her school. She and Christopher have a nickname for the mean girls and the boys that drool after them: ‘The Walking Dead.’ When she takes her Walking Dead-wannabe little sister to a grand opening of the new Stark superstore, Em’s life is turned outside-in. Through a freak accident, she now has the body – and face – of the hottest teen supermodel on the planet, Nikki Howard.
Em is the now queen of the Walking Dead. Can she learn how to model, dodge the paparazzi, and juggle multiple love interests, not to mention figure out a way to finish high school and reconnect with Christopher, who doesn’t even know she is still alive? This is a fun, fast read, with a great fantasy twist. I can’t believe this is the first Meg Cabot book I’ve read – I’ll be sure to check out more of them, including the upcoming sequel to this book, called Being Nikki.
Who will like this book?: Celebrity-obsessed teens. Fans of the Clique books or other rich girl series who are ready for something a little deeper.
If you like this, try this: Jinx by Meg Cabot. Better Off Famous? by Jane Mendle. Secrets of my Hollywood Lifeby Jen Calonita.
Recommended by: Nicole, Teen Librarian