Sophomore Switch

Sophomore Switch

Book - 2009 | 1st ed.
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"Important questions emerge from this frothy novel: Can't smart girls embrace frivolity, beauty and sexuality without guilt? Can't they have fun and be serious too? McDonald cleverly answers. Her ostensibly simple, bubble-gum debut is actually chock-full of substance." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred review)

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.
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780763639365
Branch Call Number: MCDON
Characteristics: 297 p. ; 22 cm.


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Aug 11, 2012

Wow. Second time i read this book and i still feel like it's just as great. I still don't get why she would cross the atlantic ocean because of a break up though. Great book to read if your into chick lits.

xosoccerloverxo Aug 11, 2011

it was a good read .

Jul 12, 2011

It's okay and good for reading when your bored.

Apr 15, 2011

This book was so addicting!! I loved both of the girls and their stories!

Jan 28, 2011

wow i loved this book it was soo fun and addicting

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Sep 05, 2011

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