In this savvy twist on Freaky
Friday, a tween girl with mean-girl issues swaps lives—and bodies—with the
most popular boy in school. Told in alternating boy/girl perspectives, The
Swap is perfect for fans of Wendy Mass, Wendelin Van Draanen, and Jerry
Ellie spent her summer getting
ditched by her long-time best friend. Jack spent it training for sports with
his tough-as-nails brothers and hard-to-please dad. So by the time middle
school starts, Jack is thinking girls have it so easy, and Ellie’s wishing she
could be anyone but herself. Then, BAM! They swap lives Freaky Friday style!
Now Jack is in Ellie’s body, bonding with her mom and braving sleepover
parties, while Ellie reigns as the Prince of Thatcher Middle School but
struggles to be a good son. As their crazy weekend races on—and their feelings
for each other grow—Ellie and Jack begin to realize that maybe the best way to
learn how to be yourself is to spend a little time being someone else.
Full of keen insights,
authentic dialogue, and plenty of hilariously awkward moments, The Swap offers
a fresh and funny take on friendship, fractured families, and what it means to
be truly yourself. Download and start listening now!