Sister Switch – Beth Garrod

Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Erin and Lily are sisters, but they could not be more different! Erin is older, and is very cool and collected. She does well at school and actually ENJOYS learning – she even goes to a quiz club at lunchtime! Lily, on the other hand, finds life a bit more difficult. She’s desperate to write for a blog set up by popular girl, Nic, but constantly finds herself embarrassed in and out of school, hindering her chances.

When Lily has an emergency bad hair day, the girls go to The Hairy Godmother to have a cut and, whilst arguing, they end up being switched by her magic! Stuck in each other’s bodies, the girls have to figure out how to not only help each other keep their lives running as normal, but to understand each other more, too.

I loved the funny, light-hearted tone of this story. Erin and Lily were both very different characters, but it was easy to find parts of both them you could relate to, and try to understand their points of view. I really enjoyed the contrast between them. It was interesting seeing how differently they reacted to the scenarios they were in, and trying to decide which sister I would most likely have acted like!

The Hairy Godmother was a different way to see a body-swap story begin; it was reminiscent of Freaky Friday (one of my favourite films from my teen years!) but with a new twist. She was elusive and made the girls really work to understand what the other might need rather than giving them the answers right away.

I can see teens laughing out loud as they read Lily and Erin’s story!

If you like the sound of this book, buy it here.

Emily x

📚 Book gifted by publisher.

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