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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Megan Shull Narrator: Cassandra Morris, Jesse Bernstein Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2014 ISBN: 9780062346773
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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 Spinelli.

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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • The Swap kept me turning pages way past my bedtime! Hilarious and yet surprisingly touching at the same time.”

    Meg Cabot, New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Diaries series

  • “A beautiful feat of swapped voices. Hilarious! Seriously, truly, fearlessly funny. And I don’t want guys to miss it.”

    Jon Scieszka, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Funny, honest, and touching, The Swap is the perfect book for tweens ready to learn what’s going on inside the minds (and bodies) of the opposite gender. Jack and Ellie are such wonderful characters and those brothers—wow!”

    Frances O’Roark Dowell, New York Times bestselling author of Dovey Coe and The Secret Language of Girls

  • “Ellie and Jack barely know each other, but when a chance meeting in the nurse’s office results in a body-switch for the weekend, they get to walk in each other’s shoes—and discover they kind of like them…Shull keeps this story fast and fun.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Told in alternating perspectives, Shull creates two authentic main characters with unique tween voices. They deal with familial issues (death, divorce) as well as social (bullying, sibling relationships, friends) with clumsy grace. The book is heartbreaking and hilarious—truly evocative of middle school experiences. A great, entertaining read that will appeal to boys and girls.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Seventh-grader Ellie O’Brien and eighth-grader Jack Malloy are given a surprising gift when they are suddenly able to literally view life through each other’s eyes…Readers curious about how the other half lives will thrill at this view from the far side of the fence.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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About the Author

Megan Shull is the author of several books for kids, including the award-winning young adult novel Amazing Grace. Megan holds a doctorate in educational psychology from Cornell University, where she also earned her undergraduate degree. She lives in her hometown of Ithaca, New York, where she feels especially lucky to walk the quiet rolling hills alongside red-tailed hawks and waterfalls.

About the Narrators

Cassandra Morris has received critical acclaim for her voice-over work from Publishers Weekly and AudioFile magazine, earning a dozen Earphones Awards and twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. Her voice has also been heard on television in commercial campaigns and numerous Nickelodeon and Disney products. She is the voice of many cartoon characters, including Leo and Luna in Yu-Gi-Oh, Carrie in Barbie: A Fairy Secret, Nathan in Pokémon, and Lola in Angelo Rules.

Jesse Bernstein is an audiobook narrator and winner of seven AudioFile Earphones Awards. His many works include The Battle of the Labyrinth, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Girls, Chasing Windmills, and Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson Series.