Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sophomore Switch by Abby Mcdonald


Can a Sophomore Switch make all the difference?

California girl Tasha's Sophomore year was supposed to be great. She had cool film classes, fun roommates, and a steady line of possible guys to date. Though, when the "Hot-Tub Incident" occurs, she only wants to do one thing, pack her bags, quickly.

Meanwhile, across the country, Emily's life isn't going that peachy either. Her boyfriend of five months has just broken up with her because she wouldn't go "all the way." Also, it seems like she can't fit it in at stuffy Oxford anymore.

So, when they are offered to switch places- houses, schools, friends- for a semester, both jump at the chance. But will this make their lives better or just plain worse?


Sophomore Switch was a fast paced novel filled with funny situations, well developed characters, and a question of what it means to be a feminist. I quickly devoured this novel in two short days, thanks to Abby McDonald's writing and her two lead characters: Emily and Tasha. I felt that both were realistic and quirky teenagers, making them extremely fun to read about. I loved how they each had traits that any type of girl could relate to. Emily was the up tight overachiever, while Tasha was the go with the flow party girl. My only problem with this novel was that the minor characters such as Morgan, Will, and Ryan were a tad under developed.

Overall, Sophomore Switch was a well written book that I suggest to fans of Meg Cabot and Sarah Dessen. I look forward to reading more by Abby Mcdonald in the future.

Grade: B+

Sophomore Switch is now out in hardcover.

*Reviewed For Flamingnet


  1. I'm looking forward to reading this. Thanks for the review!

  2. I'm really looking forward to reading this too. Thanks!


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