Cabot, Meg. Airhead. NY: Scholastic Point, c2008. 337 pages. This is the first book in a trilogy. The other books are Being Nikki, and Runaway.
Emerson Watts goes unwillingly to a superstore opening with her sister and best friend Christopher. What happens there changes her life completely and she is powerless to change it back. She becomes one of the "walking dead" people that she and Christopher used to make fun of. Those "beautiful" ones who spend more time in front of the mirror and making fun of others than they do being real people. She used to be comfortable in baggy and worn clothes and never was comfortable in make-up. After the "event" she has to accept a new life to save her parents from certain financial disaster, and a lot of problems come along with that new life, including some unwanted romantic attention, and the lack of attention from her real love interest, Christopher. While there is a lot of humor in this series, there are also a lot of interesting points made about self-image and making the most of what life hands you.
Recommended for junior high and above. Review by Mrs. Belknap