So, Em Watts, a regular girl turned superstar, is under the captivity of a billionaire idiot Brandon Stark in his lovely mansion, also hanging out with the real original superstar back from the dead. Also, everyone is mad at her for all the secrets she's had to keep to protect them, and now that her grieving former best friend Christopher Maloney knows she's alive and well and in the body of Nikki Howard, the story is coming crushing down. Not only that, but the original Nikki Howard is mad and being the airhead we guessed she could've been. But beyond this is a story that I really don't want to give away. And that's hard because there's so much I love about this book it's hard not to spoil.
Now, I actually caught a little preview of the book which was a scene between Em and Christopher, and I thought: This is sweet but it's going a little too easy for the big act she had to pull off at the end of the second book. Then when I got to that part, I suddenly realized I never thought about the element of Em's total reluctance throughout the last two books, and their conversation was one of the most honest I had ever read. Not only that, but there is a table get-together with Nikki, Em, Mrs. Howard, Steven and Brandon, and maybe a lawyer in between, and I was aggravated, surprised, clenching my fists, and actually not impatient for the conversation to end. Not since the fight between Gally and Minho from the first Maze Runner book has there been such a literate way of showing selfishness and what it feels like to be a former billionaire and said "No" to. The character development is also so enormous and such an embodiment of the inner wealth in all of us; what it means to take risks, and how Em has changed since being a girl who always grabbed whatever was on the floor in the morning to someone who can't imagine not being Nikki Howard. There's also a parenting scene at a cafe right after an immense cliffhanger that is also probably the most heartbreaking parent-daughter book moment since Cress and Dr. Erland of The Lunar Chronicles. I'm not ashamed to say I shed a tear. Finally, I won't spoil what happens in the end, but let's just say it's a type of commentary on all the young lads gone airheads like Bieber and Miley and that maybe there's a scientific reason for their behaviour...But if that gave away too much, if you read the book, you're going to forget everything I said when diving into the story.
The only thing bad I can really think about this book is during Gabriel Luna's song he sings in New Year's, the lyrics sound a little weird and unimaginative, where I can't imagine them going good in an actual pop song. However, just like all the characters at the end being in love with the right person, everything of the Airhead series concludes and is put together like a cardboard puzzle with a picture of an incredible YA series for reluctant female readers.