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Sunday, June 14, 2009

In My Mailbox: Sophomore Switch by Abby McDonald

In My Mailbox was started by the Story Siren.

I got Sophomore Switch by Abby McDonald today! I'm not sure if I won a contest or it's from a very special person wanting to surprise me, but I am so excited and grateful! I am going to review next too! :)

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 also got so many books in from the library, that I don't know what to read first. (Not a bad problem to have though). If any of you have a particular favorite out of this list, and want to recommend one, please let me know which one to start off with!

Here's what I got:
The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks : a Novel by E. Lockhart.
Ghost Huntress Book 1, The Awakening by Marley Gibson.
Switch by Carol Snow
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
Bitten by Kelley Armstrong
The Secret Hour by Scott Westerfeld
The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod : Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer.


Rebecca said...

Great books you got this week. Switch is a really good book. Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Sophomore Switch was a cute book. For the library books you have to read Cit of Bones first. That series is so good!

Book Butterfly said...

Thanks for the input! I will definitely push those to the top of the list!

Anonymous said...

Lucky you! :) I want to read this one too, it looks cute and entertaining.
I've read "The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks" and really enjoyed it!

Rachel said...

Read City of Bones first. That series is great!

Rachel said...

I forgot to mention that Bitten by Kelley Armstrong is very good too. I would still read City of Bones first though. Enjoy!