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Friday, June 13, 2014

Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill

Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill
"Meet Sloane Emily Jacobs: a seriously stressed-out figure skater who choked during junior nationals and isn't sure she's ready for a comeback. What she does know is that she'd give anything to escape the mass of misery that is her life.

Now meet Sloane Devon Jacobs, a spunky ice hockey player who's been suspended from her team for too many aggressive hip checks. Her punishment? Hockey camp, now, when she's playing the worst she's ever played. If she messes up? Her life will be over.

When the two Sloanes meet by chance and decide to trade places for the summer, each girl thinks she's the lucky one. But it didn't occur to Sloane E. that while avoiding sequins and axels she might meet a hockey hottie—and Sloane D. never expected to run into a familiar (and very good-looking) face from home. It's not long before the Sloanes discover that convincing people you're someone else might be more difficult than being yourself."- summary from Amazon

I really enjoyed this book; Morrill did a great job writing from both Sloane's perspectives and making them such different characters. I loved reading about each of them, and getting to know and understand them over the course of the novel. It's an interesting concept too, switching lives for a bit to get out of your own, and it was handled really well. The book was really humorous too and Morrill's writing pulled me in and kept me engrossed throughout the whole story. There was some romance sprinkled throughout both POVs and I liked seeing how Morrill dealt with each one, particularly Sloane Devon's.

Overall, a great sophomore effort and I'm eager to go back and check out her debut sometime soon!

FTC: Received e-galley from Netgalley. Link above is an Amazon Associate link; any profit goes toward funding contests.

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