Tuesday, 26 August 2014

The Swap by Megan Shull

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
The Swap
Blurb (from Goodreads):

ELLIE spent the summer before seventh grade getting dropped by her best friend since forever. JACK spent it training in “The Cage” with his tough-as-nails brothers and hard-to-please dad. By the time middle school starts, they’re both ready for a change. And just as Jack’s thinking girls have it so easy, Ellie’s wishing she could be anyone but herself.

Then, BAM! They swap lives—and bodies!

Now Jack’s fending off mean girls at sleepover parties while Ellie’s reigning as the Prince of Thatcher Middle School. As their crazy weekend races on—and their feelings for each other grow—Ellie and Jack begin to realize that maybe the best way to learn how to be yourself is to spend a little time being someone else.

The Swap by Megan Shull

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Swap(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
12-year-old Ellie is being bullied by her friends, whilst 13-year-old Jack is being pressured by his father. When they joke that it would be fun to swap lives, they never expect it to actually happen.
Can Ellie learn to go to the bathroom as a boy? And how long can Jack survive for without taking a shower?

This was an okay story, and appropriate for younger teens.

Ellie and Jack were both okay characters, and it was nice how they both grew and learned things about both themselves and their lives during their swap. It was also nice how they each respected each other as well.

The storyline in this was okay, although I would say it’s definitely aimed at younger teens. The funniest part of this was when Ellie realised that she would have to deal with Jack’s tackle when she needed to pee, and Jack getting harassed about whether Ellie had started her period yet!
There was a little romance, but it wasn’t a bit part of the storyline.
The ending was okay, and it was nice how they both learned things from one another, and grew as people.
Overall; nice story for younger teens.
6 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. I loved this book so much. Definitely for younger teens. But I just loved it, loved having a happy ending like that when there are so many out there with not happy endings these days. I also loved the part where they were thinking about going to the bathroom and such.
    You can read my review here.