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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (797 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Abby McDonald Narrator: Katherine Kellgren Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9781441889744
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Reeling from the aftershocks of “the hot-tub incident,” American party girl Tasha jumps at the chance to get away from the spotlight and spend a semester abroad at tweedy Oxford University. Meanwhile, studious control freak Emily, reeling from her own romantic incident, decides she’d like a change, too. Soon, Tasha finds herself Uggs-deep in feminist theory, while Emily attempts to navigate bikinis and beer pong at UC Santa Barbara. Will these two survive their sophomore year switch?

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Isabel (Harriet/Elena/Valerie/Elisabeth/Airlia/Kah | 2/11/2014

    " This book was enjoyable and funny - it's not meant to be read as high literature. I liked Emily's character especially, as I related to her a lot more than Tasha, but liked the way that Tash developed. However there was one thing that really annoyed me, and that was Tasha and Will at the end. I know Will said some horrible things to her, but come on, how did it look? She didn't bother explaining to him that it was a once-off bad decision she made - he assummed (quite reasonably) that she was the kind of girl that slept with different guys all the time and she was just using him. And then Tasha was all like 'Good riddance, I'm too good for you.' So she really annoyed me at the end. But other than that I liked this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexis | 2/3/2014

    " It was intriguing and wonderful. Later on in the chapters, I felt a little suspense. This book was very exiting to read. "Now let's enjoy the sun in Florida and eat these magnificent donuts." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Madisyn | 1/17/2014

    " ** Review to come! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/21/2013

    " When in teen fiction one finds oneself presented with two diametrically opposed characters, say an academically challenged party girl and a control-freak nerd, one usually expects the author to come down hard on one side or the other, extolling either the virtues of endless study or the need for everyone to just lighten the hell up already. Rarely does an author bother to take the time to deconstruct both stereotypes into real characters who realize they've got a lot to learn from each other. Even more rarely does an author do that and manage to make it fun. McDonald's cover blurb makes it clear she (rightly) views this as feminist fiction, which has me doing backflips a little after ages and ages of teen paranormal romances that cede all the power to their male characters, but don't let that fool you into expecting Simone de Beauvoir. Frothy and enjoyable, but with a Girl Power punch to it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carson | 12/16/2013

    " I absolutely loved this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Annaelle Allez L'OL!!! | 12/13/2013

    " a really fun book to read. i like those books where girls switch lives "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emmah | 10/19/2013

    " This book was really good. I loved that it was set in England and California. The girls had such strong personalities, it was wonderful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 6/3/2013

    " This book was fun and everything that one might expect from it. There weren't really any surprises or memorable moments, but I liked reading it all the same. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marilyn Anderson | 8/22/2012

    " It was a bit slow for me, which made it boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 5/3/2012

    " Natasha's choice at the end. It was different. Not you're typical kiss and make up. Everything gone with the wind. It made all the difference. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Akanksha Dhannapuneni | 11/9/2011

    " It's a good book. Just two completely different girls trying to get away from their old life. Lots of drama!!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 46milestogo | 7/12/2011

    " Preachy and obvious "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Riley | 6/10/2011

    " Sophomore Switch was pretty cute, but got a little boring after a while. It was fun to see the totally different points of view in the two different stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miss | 5/31/2011

    " If you like teenage drama readings then this is the book for you. I like this book a lot because it had a good plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 5/20/2011

    " Natasha's choice at the end. It was different. Not you're typical kiss and make up. Everything gone with the wind. It made all the difference. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gabbi | 11/3/2010

    " Overall, this was a really good book. It's not like books that I am into. I really enjoyed reading it, and it was a great persepective from two different points. :)
    I can honestly say this is one of my favorite book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zarah | 10/13/2010

    " A lot like the movie "the holiday", but with younger people.
    It was funny and smart. The romance was there but it didnt take over the story, which worked for this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 8/29/2010

    " Beach-type read. enjoyed the refreshing 'feminist' dialog. 3.5 stars. c'mon goodreads give us half stars! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miss | 7/22/2010

    " If you like teenage drama readings then this is the book for you. I like this book a lot because it had a good plot. "

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About the Author
Author Abby McDonaldAbby McDonald is the author of two other novels for young adults, Sophomore Switch and Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots, as well as two adult novels. She graduated from Oxford University in 2006 with a degree in politics, philosophy, and economics and was an entertainment critic before becoming a full-time author. Originally from Sussex, England, Abby McDonald now lives in Los Angeles.
About the Narrator

Katherine Kellgren has appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt. Her work includes the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie and appearances on Comedy Central. She is an Audie Award and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator of audiobooks and has also received the Peabody Award.