The Swap

10 Apr

the swap

The Swap

Megan Shull


Jack and Ellie are two typical tweens. In 8th and 7th grades, respectively, they are struggling with adolescence, school, friends.  They are typically typical.  And predictable.  Or that’s what I thought when I began to read this book.  Jack has lost his mom, Ellie’s parents are divorced.  And both kids think the other gender has it easy.  So they are swapped by an interesting school nurse.  Jack become Ellie and Ellie become Jack.  The Swap gives them insight and they see that the grass isn’t always greener.  We gain that insight too.


This book had my interested from the beginning.  Although it was predictable it has enough twists and turns that it kept my attention.   More than just keeping my attention, I found it difficult to put it down.  I began this book on a flight and although I arrived at my destination late in the evening (actually it was early in the morning) I continued to read long after I should have been asleep.  It’s a fun book with a lesson that all parents could benefit for hearing. Kids will like this book too. I’m sure they will be able to relate to it.


I recommend this book to kids age 12+.  There is one brief reference to an erection. The girls in the book are, understandably, concerned about menstruation.  Neither of these concern me.


I received a copy of this e-book free from but this did not influence my opinion.

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