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Switch Claire Martin Has Some Serious Body IssuesNot Much Happens In Claire S Sleepy Beach Town, But That S Okay All She Wants Is To Hang Out With Her Best Friend, Make The High School Swim Team, And Convince Nate, The Guy Of Her Dreams, To Stop Calling Her Dude And, Oh She D Really, Really Like To Stay In Her Own SkinEver Since Claire Hit Her Teens, Electrical Storms Have Been Making Her Switch Bodies Usually She S Back To Her Old Self In No Time But When Something Goes Terribly Wrong, She Finds Herself Stuck As Another Girl And Not Just Any Girl, But The Icy Beauty Who Has Caught Nate S EyeSuddenly Claire Goes From Being Miss Average To Miss Gorgeous The Model Thin Blonde That Every Girl Wants To Look Like And Every Guy Wants To Date Will She Ever Figure Out How To Get Back To Her Old Life More Importantly, Will She Want To


10 thoughts on “Switch

  1. says:

    This takes having an identity crisis to a whole new level Claire is a body switcher On electrically charged nights, her soul leaves her body and travels to another But there s always her dead grandmother to fill her body for the night until Claire returns the next morning However, one switching incident leaves her stuck in Larissa s body with no way of returning to her own But, does she even want to stop being beautiful and bold like the Larissa that everyone thinks she is 1 What s with t This takes having an identity crisis to a whole new level Claire is a body switcher On electrically charged nights, her soul leaves her body and travels to another But there s always her dead grandmother to fill her body for the night until Claire returns the next morning However, one switching incident leaves her stuck in Larissa s body with no way of returning to her own But, does she even want to stop being beautiful and bold like the Larissa that everyone thinks she is 1 What s with the Claire s and the paranormal genre I m sure it s just a coincidence, but the name Claire was used in a vampire series before and in Mechling s latest novel Writers, I would avoid using typical names from now on 2 The author makes a strangled attempt to incorporate some depth in a rather interesting story It s not completely lost on me It s like having the good vs bad angel on your shoulder, except its pretty vs ugly on Claire s shoulders But it s not executed really well There are still a lot of shallow moments where you wonder whether any of the characters have learned their lessons at all I mean, when the author makes one last comment at the last chapter about Nate s green eyes, golden curls, and how he looked like an angel, you pretty much just walk away with nothing short for good looks not personality 3 The world s worst titles are the ones that are literal and one worded Switch is not catchy It is very general, which causes unexpectedness unless you ve already read a snippet somewhere, but I don t like it This genre is enticing, so let s make sure that the title stays so 4 I think the characters and the story is pretty okay, but I feel like too much is repeated and not refreshing The best friend with the weight problems gets used too often to make such an impression on me any, especially since it s not a highlighted point here Just, come on not everyone in this world has a friend like that Also, the alluring thought of wanting to be someone beautiful, someone other than you, is so common that I m looking forward to a dramatic and encouraging twist Essentially, it s not bad I just expectedextreme oddities than life scenarios


  2. says:

    Claire, an average looking champion swimmer with a crush on an unattainable guy, a best friend who obsesses about her weight, and an unknown father, seems like a normal teenage girl except that during electrical storms, she has a tendency to temporarily switch bodies with other girls her age Oh, and she regularly converses with her dead grandmother, who had the same problem and who may or may not have died as a result of it Aside from that, her life is pretty normal, until she finds her Claire, an average looking champion swimmer with a crush on an unattainable guy, a best friend who obsesses about her weight, and an unknown father, seems like a normal teenage girl except that during electrical storms, she has a tendency to temporarily switch bodies with other girls her age Oh, and she regularly converses with her dead grandmother, who had the same problem and who may or may not have died as a result of it Aside from that, her life is pretty normal, until she finds herself stuck in the body of a bitchy but beautiful newcomer.On the surface, this might sound like a book you ve read before, but several things set it apart First, Claire s voice is real, likeable, and funny I would want to find out what happens to her even if it wasn t particularly exciting Second, this book seems a lotgrounded than a lot of other teen novels For one thing, Claire really is average looking it doesn t turn out in the last chapter that she s actually drop dead gorgeous and could have the guy of her dreams in a snap, except she somehow failed to notice this until now When her old body s new inhabitant starts dressing insexy clothes, she doesn t suddenly start attracting guys instead she just looks silly The problems in her life aren t magically solved by her experience, and the lessons she learns are subtle and realistic without being any less important.The conclusion seems a bit rushed there s no clear explanation of how Claire gets herself out of the messes this experience has caused But I m hoping for a sequel


  3. says:

    Switch is the story of 15 year old Claire a dead average girl with the inherited ability to switch bodies with other girls born at the same time she was The switch happens whenever she is touched by a strong electrical current think lightning storm in the area She has no control over the process and always returns to her own body when she falls asleep.Until Larissa Hughes size 2, wealthy, teen beauty queen Claire switches with her and gets stuck Chaos ensues as Claire finally gets th Switch is the story of 15 year old Claire a dead average girl with the inherited ability to switch bodies with other girls born at the same time she was The switch happens whenever she is touched by a strong electrical current think lightning storm in the area She has no control over the process and always returns to her own body when she falls asleep.Until Larissa Hughes size 2, wealthy, teen beauty queen Claire switches with her and gets stuck Chaos ensues as Claire finally gets the attention of the boy she s been crushing on, must deal with the rich, snooty family Larissa lives with, and keeps the person who is now inhabiting her own body from ruining her normal life.The best part of this book is that it is Claire s own deceased grandmother who takes over her body The grandmother is a chain smoking, trouble making, hilarious character and it was her I was really interested in.At the end of the day, I found the whole switch idea a bit tired I ve already read several other books where plain girls get to become super beauties and don t feel that this one offered anything particularly enthralling or different The methodology of the switch is explained, but it seemsgimmicky than enthralling


  4. says:

    Interesting concept, some funny dialogue, a fun relationship with her best friend Beanie..but other than that, very little happens, there s no tension, and it never feels like anything big is at stake The book pretty much just ends spoiler, they just switch back and that s that Pretty pointless.


  5. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The biggest question I have about this book is its ethics 1 You re in your granddaughter s body to keep it safe, but you go out and smoke to ruin your granddaughter s lungs, go out and hang out with a bad crowd, dye her hair orange, and talk on the phone with a stranger from myspace using your granddaughter s home phone number so that he ll call there again How could a real grandmother, who supposedly love you, use your body to do things like that The eating of three four bowls of ice cream The biggest question I have about this book is its ethics 1 You re in your granddaughter s body to keep it safe, but you go out and smoke to ruin your granddaughter s lungs, go out and hang out with a bad crowd, dye her hair orange, and talk on the phone with a stranger from myspace using your granddaughter s home phone number so that he ll call there again How could a real grandmother, who supposedly love you, use your body to do things like that The eating of three four bowls of ice cream was not ethical but it did not harm her as much as these How could you NOT want to get back to your body back when you re grandmother is doing such things I would be afraid that she was going to have sex with the stranger This part made me actually think that the grandmother was going to steal her body and that s why she couldn t get back 2 The guy you like obviously only thinks of you as a friend, so you use another girl s body to date him He obviously doesn t like you because he never invited you to the party Unless he just didn t want to invite you because he was afraid you wouldn t like the drinking, but that s never mentioned so obviously not He obviously has the hots for this girl and you re egging it on Don t you want him to like you, not this girl Stop flirting with this girl s body and return to your own and buy some girl s clothes If you really want a guy, use your own body to do it with Keeps making them matchy matchy Like I know all of your favorite spots, because you revealed it to the real me and not the me Larissa 3 You don t even want to return to your body Grandmother is ruining you life and you don t want to immediately get back Swim try outs and you re still thinking about staying in Larissa s body oneday Larissa is suffering in the ghost like stage and you don t even care And while she says she does, she obviously doesn t or she would have tried harder to get back to her own body Using her body to date the guy you like, making out with him, sneaking out which could end up making her lose any chance of seeing her father again 4 Guy obviously doesn t like you stop chasing after him Doesn t invite you to parties Tells Larissa he thinks of you as a guy Obviously ignores you at the picnic table while he stares at Larissa But he cares enough to make sure you get home okay and gives you a shoe he only got back so that he could give it to Larissa Where s your self pride The only good ethical things about this book was that she used Larissa s body to save one of the little boys and she helped Larissa get her father back So on a scale of one to ten of ethics, one being no ethics and ten being ethical, this book scores a two and I m really being generous with the two.Unanswered Questions I still don t even know how she got back to her body because she obviously still wanted to be Larissa, unless worrying about her mom earlier did it Is her grandmother ever going to back the afterlife How is her grandmother going to help her when she goes to college or moves out if she s bond to the house Does Nate really care for herthan just one of the guys now And was it proof when he had to make them follow her home Is she ever going to get some girl clothes to wear other than the sandals Her dad s identity What was really the point of Avon She could have left her out of it Is she going to dye her hair back to normal Orange seriously Cover Is such a misrepresentation Only thing that is correct is the lightning on her shirt She would never wear such a girly outfit She wasn t supposed to look good supposed to look like a swimmer Would have been better representation if she was at least wearing a pair of boy s jeans maybe boyfriend s jeans or a pair of jogging pants with only the lightning tee, the cardigan was too girly Another cover had Larrissa next to her, but Larissa almost looks like her other than the outfit and blonde hair.All in all This book had too many ethics questions for me, I didn t like it that much at all The only reason this book got a 2 5 is because I was able to read it in one night, and I didn t want to put it down because the suppense of wondering if she d ever get back kept me reading I stayed up til 3 a.m just to finish The book is really good when you read it.After you finish though and really think about it though, and think about all the ethics, you realize just how bad it truly was It leaves out too many answers, questions my ethics like crazy, and the main character isn t really all that likeable The main character, Claire, left Larissa off in that space thing, wouldn t return to her body, dated a guy using another girl s body, complained about her looks but didn t even try to improve them with other clothes and make up instead only wore clothes from the boy s department, and didn t even want to return to her body at the end All in all, a better main character would have made me like this story .I don t like this book, I m not going to recommend it to any of my friends Too many undeveloped characters, unethical choices, and lack of a real storyline It was such a good idea, a girl switching bodies during thunderstorms, but it could have been written so much better I d also want a storyline where the girl can control the body switching and it wasn t involuntary Great idea, just not used to its full ability


  6. says:

    I did not enjoy this book Hardly anything happens throughout the book, and the ending was terrible I would not recommend this to anyone


  7. says:

    I am so sick of saying well it was a cute read and yes it was a cute read but I would have much rather spent my time reading one of the hundreds of books that are EPIC, change your lifes, make you fangirl, that I own Maybe if I was younger I would have ate it up and adored it, but I didn t understand plot back then I also hadn t read enough to know this book, while interesting, has been done And I will presume it has been done better by someone other than Carol Snow Sorry dear.I mean it has I am so sick of saying well it was a cute read and yes it was a cute read but I would have much rather spent my time reading one of the hundreds of books that are EPIC, change your lifes, make you fangirl, that I own Maybe if I was younger I would have ate it up and adored it, but I didn t understand plot back then I also hadn t read enough to know this book, while interesting, has been done And I will presume it has been done better by someone other than Carol Snow Sorry dear.I mean it has all the cutsie read qualitiesThat s it I m making a cutsie cute read shelf1 Quick and easy plot2 A little heartache and romance3 A life lesson4 the ending you always expected from the startTAHDAH Not very exciting huh Yeah, I didn t think so either.The crushes were so superficial it made me sick The perfect girl for Nate was Claire, not Larissa But of course Nate being the ass that he is wanted the hot chick not the chick who s personality clicked with his perfectly What a great lessen to young people, you have to be hot to get the guy or accept your ugly and move on.Also Claire was perfectly okay with Nate choosing someone else over her just based on looks Hello How is that realistic Realistically Claire would have been a total btch to Nate and made him hate Larissa and realize hot is not all it s cracked up to be Shoot me.Claire was made out to be the horrible ugly duckling with low self esteem Not once was she okay with how she looked Not even at the end Like I said she accepted her ugly fate and moved on with her life Maybe the idea was to teach being happy with family isimportant than looks but that is still to superficial I kind of hate the author for this Was she an ugly swimming duckling Doubtful Also the way the men drool over Larissa s body OH MY FCKIN GOD Are you kidding me Women already have a terrible self esteem issue going around like an epidemic and you write that crap Men freaking out when they see a nice pair of breasts Ignoring everything else around them and blatantly staring Jumping to her every need WHY would you write something so awful I can completely understand slut shaming now I can If you wear a tiny bikini like that, you re not wearing it just to be comfortable Let s face it with bigger boobs if you want to comfortable you need support Explain to me how tiny triangles and strings give you support Yeah I didn t think so So I say slut shame away Crazy self loving, stuck up chick with a nice rack showing it off to the whole world for attention and then snubbing the people giving her the attention she craves for life.Again kill me.What I actually did like The story behind the grandmother dying Yes it was morbid and messed up but that s the kind of stories I eat up The realistic and terrible ones Maybe I need to go readhorror, psychological thrillers, who knows The main character was a Pisces and so am I Whoohoo Yet she was born at midnight, just like tons of other mysterious YA characters Larissa s closet I m a women, that s just how it is I wish I could switch closets with someone with that kind of style I would not wish to switch bodies though.Some other things I just could not stand At first I hated the ghost grandmother idea, it was just to far fetched Seeing ghosts sometimes, sure Talking to ghosts sometimes, sure But having a live in ghost that s just always there like the movie paranorman It was just to much Also the grandmother went on a rampage in her granddaughters body and acted like a stuck up brat You would think being older and mature she would have acted a bitdecent Not like a psychotic teenager The main characters a snotty selfish brats The kids being babysat, the parents, Larissa, Claire, Claire s grandmother etc The only person worth giving any credit is Claire s mother and Claire s best friend Beanie and that s it.Ugh, okay because I DO gauge out my own eyes I m done ranting, rating, and hating this drivel NOW I am off to go read something so much better it ll make me love books again


  8. says:

    Ok, I ve got to admit, I ve had this on my shelf for about a year I was just never that interested, but now I finally read it What got me reading was the concept Claire s stuck in another girl s body, but the catch is, she has the attention of her crush now She can t figure out how to get back, but does it really matter when she might want to stay this way I found this book to be so so It was fine it just wasn t an amazing have to read it kind of book The concept of body switching was coo Ok, I ve got to admit, I ve had this on my shelf for about a year I was just never that interested, but now I finally read it What got me reading was the concept Claire s stuck in another girl s body, but the catch is, she has the attention of her crush now She can t figure out how to get back, but does it really matter when she might want to stay this way I found this book to be so so It was fine it just wasn t an amazing have to read it kind of book The concept of body switching was cool and easy to understand When we first met Larissa, the girl Claire switches with, I was super annoyed with her and already rolling my eyes When Claire switched, however, I began to feel sorry for Larissa and her situation She has a pretty terrible family life, and now she s in a random girl s body At first, it was fun to see what Claire did in Larissa s body, but after awhile Claire just seemed selfish because she didn t want to switch back I mean, Larissa s body isn t there for her to take advantage of Overall, I wasn t very impressed with the characters They were just too bratty and selfish, and I didn t connect with them at all.One of the few things I was happy with was the ending It was very touching, and it was nice to see Larissa happy, as well as Claire performing a very unselfish act of kindness


  9. says:

    I like the idea of it Being able to switch bodies is really interesting and what s eveninteresting is switching bodies with a smoking hot Barbie doll But, as Claire discovers, appearances aren t all what they seem Sometimes people who seem perfect, have a tough life.What I m confused about is how Claire can see her Grandmother s spirit but she can t see Larissa s spirit And why can she see spirits at all I don t get how seeing spirits ties into switching bodies electricity Elec I like the idea of it Being able to switch bodies is really interesting and what s eveninteresting is switching bodies with a smoking hot Barbie doll But, as Claire discovers, appearances aren t all what they seem Sometimes people who seem perfect, have a tough life.What I m confused about is how Claire can see her Grandmother s spirit but she can t see Larissa s spirit And why can she see spirits at all I don t get how seeing spirits ties into switching bodies electricity Electricity might have something to do with it but I wish Snow explained it Oh well.Poor Larissa Having to work for such a crazy and uncaring family I m sooo glad she gets to go with her dad in the end.The only thing I didn t like about this book was Nate He doesn t secretly love you, Claire He s an inconsiderate jerk who only likes girls for their looks so why would you still want to be with him Just find some other guy Seriously.That is what I would tell Claire if I could.Evelyn s character is quiteinteresting Guess she was rebellious as a teenager I liked how Snow finally revealed Evelyn s story.So, I give this book 3.8 stars overall If there were a sequel, I would read it Sophie


  10. says:

    3.5 stars Claire, a teen girl who temporarily finds herself in someone else s body whenever there s an electrical storm, wakes up in someone else s body one night and can t seem to get back into her own I liked Claire a lot, and I liked her friends and acquaintances from the high school none were perfect or stupid, and all had their flaws, which made them feel real I liked how Claire discovered Larissa s problems Larissa being the girl whose body she s stuck in and how she realized that 3.5 stars Claire, a teen girl who temporarily finds herself in someone else s body whenever there s an electrical storm, wakes up in someone else s body one night and can t seem to get back into her own I liked Claire a lot, and I liked her friends and acquaintances from the high school none were perfect or stupid, and all had their flaws, which made them feel real I liked how Claire discovered Larissa s problems Larissa being the girl whose body she s stuck in and how she realized that even though Larissa is physically beautiful, not everything in her life is perfect Claire s grandmother, a ghost only Claire can see, was entertaining, though this angle wasn t explored nearly as much as it should have been, and so it seemed like an interesting side note, but nothing especially relevant to the story I also wish there had been a bitdepth to the story while the story itself was fun and sped by, even the self discovery part felt like it only brushed the surface of the issues The ending, too, came awfully quickly and I wish there d been a lotit ends rather ambiguously But for all my complaints, I did enjoy the book I just wish I could have enjoyed it


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