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Monday, April 10, 2017

Review: Sophomore Switch

Sophomore Switch Sophomore Switch by Abby McDonald
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Sophmore Switch was a cute novel by Abby McDonald.

Summary from Goodreads:
Take an administrative snafu, a bad breakup, and what shall heretofore be known as "The Hot-Tub Incident," and you’ve got two unprepared sophomores on a semester abroad. For American party girl Tasha, an escape to Oxford may be a chance to ditch her fame as a tabloid temptress, but wading Uggs-deep in feminist theory is not her idea of a break. Meanwhile, the British half of the exchange, studious Emily, nurses an aching heart amid the bikinis and beer pong of U.C. Santa Barbara. Soon desperation has the girls texting each other tips — on fitting in, finding love, and figuring out who they really are. With an anthropologist’s eye for detail and a true ear for teen-speak, exciting new novelist Abby McDonald has crafted a funny, fast-paced, poignant look at survival, sisterhood, and the surprising ways we discover our true selves.

I thought this book was very fluffy but interesting. Tasha was a stereotypical California school girl. She spent more time at the beach that at lectures. Emily is completely opposite. She is a studios, smart girl. When the two switch places, there is some trouble. Tasha can't keep up with the workload, and Emily is bored and wants to learn more. But they each find their special talents at the other school.

I wanted to read this book because it looked like Being Sloane Jacobs. I liked that one, and was in the mood for a similar read. This one was okay, but not as good.

I liked the lessons the girls learned about themselves. Tasha, or Natasha, learned that she was a feminist and that school is good. Emily learned that school isn't everything, and that she should live a little.

The two girls interacted throughout the novel, and it was fun to read. Their texts were lighthearted, and it was cool seeing them work out their issues.

Overall, this is a sweet and fluffy read.

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