By Melody Carlson
Summary: It's spring break of her senior year and Madison Van Buren is fed up. Stressed over Ivy League pressure, her parents' marital problems, and her boyfriend's neglect, Madison gets in her car and drives west. Meanwhile, eighteen-year-old Anna Fisher wants to escape the so-called simple life--which for her consists of caring for younger siblings, sewing, cooking, and gardening--and she's well aware that her future will simply be more of the same with a man she doesn't love. Suddenly, worlds collide when Madison and Anna meet in a small town, realize they look uncannily similar, and decide the grass is definitely greener on the other side.
Readers will love this funny and provocative tale of switching places from bestselling author Melody Carlson. As they get a glimpse into two very different worlds, they may find themselves happy to be just who they are, where they are.
Genre: YA, Christian
Published: April 15, 2011
Similar Books: The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain, Trading Faces by Julia DeVillers and Jennifer Roy
Rating: 3.5 stars
At first, I hated this book. For example, when the girls decide to trade places, I was mentally shouting, "This is so stupid!" I could not imagine two girls who literally met each other five minutes ago to agree to such an idea. I would never trust another person to do that unless I had known them for a while. For example, what if one of the girls was a thief,who would steal all the other's stuff and then run? for me, this was very unbelievable.
But soon the book didn't seem so stupid. The plot got better, and I was really getting into it. The characters were easy to relate to. (I think I would die if I were in Madison's shoes!) Malachi was also a bonus to the book. I only wish it had more of him!
All in all, four stars for a fun and enjoyable read.