Posted by: The Boy With Books | 16 April 2008

Review: AIRHEAD by Meg Cabot

by Meg Cabot
# Hardcover: 352 pages
# Publisher: Point (June 1, 2008 )
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0545040523
# ISBN-13: 978-0545040525

Let me just say before my review that AIRHEAD by Meg Cabot is the first good book I have read in about a month. I read it in one day, staying up until right now (2 in the morning) because I could not put it down.

The plot is really hard to explain without giving it away. All I can really let you know is that Emerson Watts is a tomboy who likes to hang out with her best friend who is a guy and play “Journeyquest” (although she thinks the movie sucked). Now I can’t tell you how, but let’s just say that she ends up as a supermodel with a new set of friends and a new life. The circumstances that bring this about are really cool, but I can’t tell you anything.

The plot itself sounds kind if like warmed-over PRINCESS DIARIES, but it’s not. Em and that other girl are totally different. Em is a really smart girl who is very empowered and not afraid of the world. What’s interesting is that she still manages to grow throughout the course of the novel as she learns things about the world and how other people act and react. The twist that brings about the whole point of the novel is expertly crafted, if a little far-fetched.

There is a great, big, juicy love six-sided-figure thing going on that I can’t even explain, except it involves Em, her best friend and her best friend’s boyfriend, her own boyfriend, and her best boy friend. Oh, and a British pop superstar who may be the most honest character in the novel.

AIRHEAD is fresh and vibrant, and doesn’t feel forced or like a play for money because it has Meg Cabot on the top. I look forward to the sequel(s) and hope that they live up to this page-turner of a sci-fi-chick-lit-romance.

4Q, 5P

Posted by: The Boy With Books | 14 April 2008

Random Websites of Fun-Ness

Since I need something to blog about, today it is websites that I go to when I am bored!

First off, there is the omnipotent Wikipedia. Shameless, I know, but sometimes I go there and look up things at random. TV shows I used to watch, movies, books, whatever. I now have a large(r) collection of random information.

Since I am a music theatre geek, I always catch up on the news over at Not for everyone though.

Jem is a PHP ninja, an I love to read her blog, which I have been following for years.

Last, but the one I spend the most time at, is Neopets, that bastion of time wasting. Seriously, check it out, because I get prizes if you sign up. 😛

Posted by: The Boy With Books | 7 April 2008

Authors I Love, Books I Don’t

What is up with this recent trend of me reading books by authors I love and then me hating to books? Is it that I have higher expectations of those authors? I don’t know, but it is irksome and I always feel bad about writing a review because I genuinely love all their other stuff.

This was prompted by my attempt to read Girl Overboard by Justina Chen Headley. I loved her first book, but this one felt unnatural and just not as good. See my post about THE HOST and my review of NAOMI & ELI’S NO KISS LIST, both by authors I usually like…

Posted by: The Boy With Books | 3 April 2008

Website Maintenance/Book I Didn’t Finish

I am working on getting my personal site up and running. I expect it to take less than a week or so.

In other news, I started Stephanie Meyer’s The Host awhile ago, but I didn’t really get into it because it was too slow. Thus, I am apparently a Twilight fan and not a Stephanie Meyer fan. It was good, I just didn’t like it, if that makes sense.