I won an advance copy of Sophomore Switch over a year ago and as I was organizing my bookshelves recently I realized I hadn’t reviewed this book as I had promised. So, this past weekend I sat down and read… and couldn’t put the book down. I wanted to know what was going to happen next so much that I was reading during the commericals of the Super Bowl. LOL
From the back of my ARC:
Take an administrative snafu, a bad breakup, and what shall heretofore be known as “The Hot-Tub Incident,” and you’ve got two thoroughly unprepared sophomores on a semester abroad. For American party girl Tasha, an escape to tweedy Oxford may be a chance to ditch her recent fame as a tabloid temptress, but wading Uggs-deep in feminist theory research is not her idea of a break. Meanwhile, the British half of the exchange, studious control freak Emily, nurses an aching heart among the bikinis and beer pong of UC Santa Barbara.
Author Abby McDonald does a wonderful job creating two characters that you just care about even though they are complete opposites. She drops the girls into situations that make you laugh then cry. And you cheer the girls on as they struggle to adapt to their new situations and deal with people so very different from what they are used to.
I enjoyed this book very much. I highly recommend Sophomore Switch to anyone who enjoys a good, well-written story. If you’d like a copy, click on one of the logos below to go to directly to the bookstore of your choice.