Title: The Switch Up
Author: Katy Cannon
Source: Received for Review
Looks like Alice
Looks like Alice
Allergic to fashion
Looks like Willa
LAX Departure Lounge. Two girls board the same flight to London as complete strangers. When the plane touches down, it’s the beginning of the craziest plan ever. Can Willa and Alice really swap lives for the summer?
Things are going to get complicated..."
After receiving the full series of Geek Girl recently for my birthday in April I was excited and intrigued by the prospect of reading this book for review and I have to tell you that I loved it. As a big fan of this genre reading similar books like Geek Girl or Girl Online, which I have also reviewed, I would definitely recommend this book as it totally lived up to my high expectations.
I loved the way in which the main characters of Alice and Willa were introduced during the beginning of this book, with the character descriptions being done in a way that didn't stop the flow of the book while still allowing me to see the clear differences between the two characters from the very beginning despite their similar appearances. This helped a lot later on in the book, making it easy for me not to become confused, which I find I am sometimes in other books with a similar plot or many characters. This book was easy to follow while still introducing difficult family situations for teenagers that may have family's that differ from the stereotypical normal, giving the readers something to identify with which I love.
Another thing I loved about this book was the way in which the author elaborated the difference between the two locations in a way that made it easy to distinguish between the two locations of London and Italy easily without having long descriptive paragraphs halting the flow of the book. Overall, I loved the writing of this book as it was relatively simple language for even me, someone with dyslexia, to understand while still being an captivating story that I finished in one sitting.
This book was written in a way that helps show the angst teenagers may feel daily while also helping to show another side of them that the readers would identify with and I loved this as many of the situations written about, are things that teenagers experience daily, getting in trouble for being out late, or making apologies and being given chores or told of for having a messy room. All of this helped to add to the realism of the situation and make it easier for a teenage readership to understand and enjoy the book.
The ending of this book set up the book for the following books in the series and I look forward to seeing where Katy Cannon will take the story of Willa and Alice next. I can't wait for the next book! This is the perfect summer read for everyone and I loved it!