Airhead Series by Meg Cabot
Em Watts is your typical high school braniac. She shuns fashion for a more comfortable, yet sloppy look. She pretends that she doesn’t care when the cool kids at her specialty high school shun her. And she is in love with her best friend, Christopher. She is the exact opposite of her little sister, Frida, who drags Em and Christopher to the opening of a new Stark Megastore in order to meet singer/heartthrob Gabriel Luna. Disaster erupts when a large TV falls on Em just as teen supermodel Nikki Howard suffers an aneurysm in the store. Em awakens to find that everyone thinks she is dead, and that her brain has been transplanted into Nikki’s body. In exchange for her new lease on life, Em must live the life of a supermodel. She soon realizes that its not easy being beautiful, and seeks answers for why she is allowed to live a life that she never agreed to. Em also must deal with family issues from Nikki’s past, and discovers that Stark Enterprises isn’t as harmless as it might seem. With romance and intrigue, readers introduced to Em Watts in Airhead will be swept into the sequel Being Nikki, when Em discovers that Nikki’s death may not have been an accident after all. The concluding volume, Runaway, brings the series to its exciting end as Em discovers that she can reconcile her ideas of beauty and brains, as well as learn the truth about Stark Enterprises.