Thursday, September 10, 2009

Life Swap

Abby McDonald's Sophomore Switch has just been published in the UK as Life Swap. I've read the teaser chapter available from the Sophomore Switch website and it sounds like fun.

Synopsis: Take an administrative snafu, a bad breakup, and what shall heretofore be known as "The Hot-Tub Incident," and you've got two unprepared sophomores on a semester abroad. For American party girl Tasha, an escape to Oxford may be a chance to ditch her fame as a tabloid temptress, but wading Uggs-deep in feminist theory is not her idea of a break. Meanwhile, the British half of the exchange, studious Emily, nurses an aching heart amid the bikinis and beer pong of U.C. Santa Barbara. Soon desperation has the girls texting each other tips - on fitting in, finding love, and figuring out who they really are. With an anthropologist's eye for detail and a true ear for teen-speak, exciting new novelist Abby McDonald has crafted a funny, fast-paced, poignant look at survival, sisterhood, and the surprising ways we discover our true selves.

I hadn't come across this book until a publicist sent me the details earlier this week and last night, catching up with the excellent Wondrous Reads blog, I noticed it was reviewed there a couple of days ago.

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