The Swap

Author:  Megan Shull                              the swap
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Genre:  Middle Grade
Source:  BEA


Publication Date:  August 26th

Goodreads:  “YOU BE ME…AND I’LL BE YOU.”

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.

Ope’s Opinion:  Ever heard the saying “Walk a mile in my shoes” or ” The grass is greener on the other side of the fence”? Well, this book is a great story of both of these sayings.

Let me tell you, this was about middle grade students, but it was written so well, it felt more like a YA book.  It kept my interest the whole time.  It was written very mature, but very age appropriate for a middle school student to read it.  I am sure they could relate to either the girls or guys point of view.

Jake and Ellie remind me of students  in middle school.  That is a hard age – it does look like other people have it better – until you live in their life.

I loved how positive Megan Shull wrote the story.  You could see how each of their lives were not perfect, but they each saw the best in their own lives by living in the other persons shoes.

This book surprised me in such a great way!


Rating:  Four Chairs – I like this book so much I know several friends to share it with.


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