Review: Switch by Carol Snow

Written By: Kellie - Nov• 09•12

Publisher: Harper Teen
Publish Date: September 1st, 2008
Source: Purchased
Goodreads

Rating: 3/5 Lightning Storms

Summary: Not much happens in Claire’s sleepy beach town, but that’s okay. All she wants is to hang out with her best friend, make the high school swim team, and convince Nate, the guy of her dreams, to stop calling her “Dude.” And, oh–she’d really, “really” like to stay in her own skin.

Ever since Claire hit her teens, electrical storms have been making her switch bodies. Usually she’s back to her old self in no time. But when something goes terribly wrong, she finds herself stuck as another girl. And not just any girl, but the icy beauty who has caught Nate’s eye. -Goodreads

Review: I picked up Switch by Carol Snow on a whim from bookcloseouts.com just because it sounded like a good story, and it was.  It’s a fairly small book, and a very quick read. I almost wish I had saved it for my next trip as it’s a perfect vacation story in both size and scope. It’s even set at the beach, even better! This story isn’t flawless but the concept is cool (body switching!) and due to the short length, the story flows together really well. Never a dull moment.

The beginning of the book got a little bogged down with character descriptions. Every new person that was introduced got a full paragraph about what they looked like, a brief history, their personality and usually what they were wearing at that moment. Sometimes one right after the other. The characters themselves were pretty stereotypical  and what you would expect from a story like this but still well written and easy to root for. Claire is a jock who wants to catch the eye of the cutest guy at school, she does have some interesting family relations and a passion for swimming so at least she isn’t two dimensional.

Switched is an easy and enjoyable read, with a cover that suits the book really nicely (I just noticed the lightening shirt). If you’re looking for a light YA read that isn’t your typical paranormal read, this could be it.

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