The Swap

The Swap You be med I ll be you ELLIE spent the summer before seventh grade getting dropped by her best friend since forever JACK spent it training in The Cage with his tough as nails brothers and hard to plea

  • Title: The Swap
  • Author: Megan Shull
  • ISBN: 9780062311696
  • Page: 439
  • Format: Hardcover
  • You be med I ll be you ELLIE spent the summer before seventh grade getting dropped by her best friend since forever JACK spent it training in The Cage with his tough as nails brothers and hard to please dad By the time middle school starts, they re both ready for a change And just as Jack s thinking girls have it so easy, Ellie s wishing she could be anyone but You be med I ll be you ELLIE spent the summer before seventh grade getting dropped by her best friend since forever JACK spent it training in The Cage with his tough as nails brothers and hard to please dad By the time middle school starts, they re both ready for a change And just as Jack s thinking girls have it so easy, Ellie s wishing she could be anyone but herself.Then, BAM They swap lives and bodies Now Jack s fending off mean girls at sleepover parties, while Ellie s reigning as The Prince of Thatcher Middle School.As their crazy weekend races on and their feeling for each other grow Elli and Jack begin to wonder if maybe the best way to learn how to be yourself is to spend a little time being somebody else.

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    Megan Shull

    Megan Shull is the award winning author of many books for kids, including The Swap, now a Disney Channel Original Movie, and Bounce HarperCollins, 2016 Megan holds a doctorate in educational psychology from Cornell University, where she also earned her undergraduate degree Born and raised in Ithaca, New York, Megan lives and writes in her hometown a small college town surrounded by waterfalls, quiet, rolling hills and secret swimming holes PRAISE for THE SWAP and BOUNCE A beautiful feat of swapped voices Hilarious Serious, truly, fearlessly funny And I don t want boys to miss it Jon Scieszka, New York Times bestselling author and founder of Guys Read, on The Swap Hilarious and yet surprisingly touching at the same time Meg Cabot, 1 New York Times bestselling author of the Princess Diaries series THE SWAP is funny and smart and heartwarming And when I say funny, I mean I put the book down and laughed It s a fantastic story Natalie Lloyd, New York Times bestselling author of A Snicker of Magic The book is heartbreaking and hilarious truly evocative of middle school experiences A great, entertaining read that will appeal to boys and girls A highly recommended purchase School Library Journal, on The Swap Readers curious about how the other half lives will thrill at this view from the far side of the fence Kirkus, on The Swap I LOVE this book BOUNCE will make you laugh, then break your heart, then make you laugh some Meg Cabot, 1 New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries series, on Bounce Funny, magical, heart wrenching and thoughtful I ADORE this book Maureen Sherry, author of Opening Belle and Walls Within Walls, on Bounce A beautiful story about the transformative power of our minds, our experiences, and our relationships Along with Frannie, we discover that we do not have to be at the mercy of our emotions or circumstances I adore this book Dr Tina Payne Bryson, New York Times bestselling co author of THE WHOLE BRAIN CHILD, NO DRAMA DISCIPLINE and THE YES BRAIN, on Bounce Inspirational without being overly didactic Hand this empowering novel to readers that need a boost of self confidence School Library Journal, on Bounce I loved this book Bounce is about finding the strength and courage to be yourself KidsReads, on Bounce Bawling because I just finished Megan Shull s THE SWAP Bawled the whole way through I LOVE IT SO MUCH Lauren Myracle, author of Wishing Day and the bestselling Winnie Years series Funny, honest and touching, THE SWAP is the perfect book for tweens ready to learn what s going on inside the minds and bodies of the opposite gender Jack and Ellie are such wonderful characters and those brothers wow Frances O Roark Dowell, New York Times bestselling author of Dovey CoeAutumn 2014 Kids Indie Next List selection Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers, on The Swap2015 Bank Street Center for Children s Literature Best Children s Books of the Year List, on The Swap2017 South Carolina Book Junior Book Award, The SwapSay hey at heymegan and on Twitter and Instagram meganshull

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    • Sasha (seetheworldwithbooks)

      (Dec 08, 2019 - 07:23 AM)

      5++ 'If you could dream it, you could achieve it' STARSTHIS IS MY REACTION AFTER READING THIS FABULOUS- INCREDIBLE- UNDENIEBLY SWEET AND HEART-WHELMING STORY EVER: “You boys are my pride and joy,” my dad goes on. “You are the biggest blessing of my life. You do everything right. And I’m not talking about hockey. Hockey is a game, it is not what defines you. You are beautiful young men. You are kind, you care about others—” I look up at his eyes brightening through the tears. “I’m [...]

    • Even though this book follow middle grade characters, their stories are ones to which people of all ages can relate. Told between two perspectives, this "Freaky Friday" inspired novel draws readers in with its strong emotions, real-life struggles, and laugh-out-loud humor! Overall 5/5 stars; I can't wait to see what Shull writes next!

    • What kind of ending was that???I thought (and hoped and prayed) that Elle and Jack would end up together. I mean, like, they got together, BUT AS A FAMILY. Daheck? I don't know why it's such a big deal for me, but I'm not comfortable with the knowledge of having kissed your now-stepbrother before. I'm also bothered by the sudden change in The Captain, like HUH what? A transformation overnight? Ok, I'm buying it. Only coz I love parents who try and love their children. Also, dang, Sassy Gaines. D [...]

    • What a surprisingly deep and heartfelt book! I was expecting something light given the Freaky Friday - type premise, but it REALLY dove into some middle school issues in an effective, realistic, and sometimes brutally honest way. I am going to be recommending this one A LOT.

    • Absolute 5 stars and shelved in Favorites! If you want to have a great laugh, then you should read this book. Highly recommended! :)Sebenarnya tema swap bodies ini sudah sering ada di manga, tapi baru kali ini kutemukan tema ini di novel. Jadi yah memang tema ini tak original, tapi karena tema swap bodies selalu jadi favoritku plus ada humor di dalamnya dan coming of age juga, makanya aku sukaaaa banget dengan novel ini. XDD Apalagi kisahnya lebih ke self-discovery and family, bukannya romance. [...]

    • OH. MY. GOD This just like the best book I've ever read in this month. Really, I have the hardest time and the hardest mood this month. I loose my energic. But, Oh God! This book is totally, Awesomesauce! The main idea is not something new I've watched the movie about swap body several years ago. But this novel is really--just like I said before, and maybe you dont want to read it again, so I change the words--Great!--and no! Not just great, but amazeballs. For sure I kind of hoped that Jack [...]

    • Adorable.Another book with a misleading summary, yet instead of being disappointed, I'm actually glad the book took a completely different direction from what the blurb seems to imply. The body swap, instead of becoming a vehicle for romance (though I'd be lying if I say I don't ship it because I do), was used as a catalyst for both Jack and Ellie to overcome their weaknesses and grow as characters. It's a book about friendship, family and self-discovery, headed by characters who are both likeab [...]

    • I freaking loved this book and now it's being turned into a Disney Channel Original Movie! I admit the movie does look different than the book but it still looks just as funny!I could really relate to this story, it was the story I needed to read when I was in grade 7! I loved Jack and Ellie! <3

    • Oh my gosh. This book is aggressively adorable. It pulled me in, and I could hardly escape for homework breaks. The story is very cute, well thought out and relatable. I definitely recommend when you need a little sunshine in your life.

    • Way to reinforce gender stereotypes. People need to relate to other *people* and not think of the world as divided into boy vs. girl. Yes, ok, I know that part of the point of the book was that girls are people, and boys are people. And I know both parents are doing are pretty good job, at least by the end, of being both mother and father to the kids. And the kids do learn to appreciate some bits of the opposite sex's approach to life. But those points are made very quietly and, imo, ineffective [...]

    • I absolutely loved this book! The idea has been done before, freaky friday and its a boy girl thing, but I was still wrapped up into this book right away, it was realistic, heart warming and funny at parts, plus I really enjoyed the characters, especially Summer (Ellie's mom) who was undeniably sweet. The ending was perfect, and its something that many people can relate to. I did think it was going to go in a different direction, but I'm glad that it was done the way it was. Great story! I recom [...]

    • This book was a delightful surprise. It was on the desk when I was checking out books for my kids in the children's section of my library, so I threw it in my bag, thinking it might be a somewhat amusing change from the Freaky Friday type switching bodies story. Instead I got a sensitive and moving story of empathy and perspective, very well suited to its young teen target audience, of both sexes. I was surprised by how unexpected the eventual outcome was and how sweet the ending was, without be [...]

    • this book was the book that i have been looking for it was so good that i could not put it down

    • Bookaholic (reads every mortal thing)

      (Dec 08, 2019 - 07:23 AM)

      3.5ALL THE AWWWWWS. After finishing this book, I realised how wrong the description of the book was; this isn't a romance. I mean, sure, Ellie and Jack experience a few heart thumping moments or whatever, but they're all just crushes because they're just in their early teens.Come on, we had those. Those stupid, 3 day infatuations with guys you wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole now. Although, when I was in the seventh grade, my most immediate worry was when the next episode of my favorite TV sh [...]

    • So first thing's first: This is a love story. Not like a couples love story. It's more like loving your family. Loving with what you have, embracing yourself and your potential and staying true to yourself. Appreciating the simple joys of life and what is has in store for you. It's saddening that most kids in High School lived in it like they have to please everyone, that you have to be friends with the most popular ones so the society can accept you even if they're a bunch of wackos and bitche [...]

    • I loved this book!! It was amazing!! It is super funny, and I'm going into 7th grade, so it was perfect. And I know exactly what Ellie (Jack) is going through, which makes it even more funny. I think boys and girls around 11-14 should DEFINITELY put this book on their reading list. It teaches you that boys and girls both have it tough in middle school, and don't judge a book by its cover. I really loved this book, and even in you're older or younger, you should still read this amazing book!!

    • Wonderful book! Loved the pov switches more than expected, like Jack's personality soooo much and his brothers. It was a heart warming book of family fruendship and self acceptance. ♥♥

    • Before today, I did not understand why people claimed that stupidity burns them.I completely understand the saying after reading 150 pages of this book. The stupid presented on these pages literally burned my eyes. Quite a painful ordeal, indeed. The Swap is about these 2 kids who don't know each other who go to the same middle school. One kid, named Jack comes from the highly strict Von Trapp family governed by his father The Captain. The Captain does not tolerate femininity in his sons, tardin [...]

    • This book was in my to-be-read pile since I got the ARC but I never got the time or mood to read this. There's something about it that makes me think twice whether to read it or not. I was thinking it will be like Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell or Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern and to be honest the feelings while reading this was the same one when I was reading the books I have mentioned above, and that's a good thing because I enjoyed it. I was so ready to finish it in one day but I w [...]

    • This is a perfect middle school book about being yourself, standing up to bullies, and realizing how the other half lives. Is the ending too neatly wrapped up? In my opinion, no, not if the author's aiming for a middle school readership. Also, this is a book about a magical switcheroo -- It's light fantasy, in a Disney TV show way. The girl lives only with her mom who's very emotional and comforting. The boy lives with his dad and three older brothers who are all very macho and hard-core about t [...]

    • In this novel, the reader comes to understand the meaning of empathy and learning to become loyal. This story takes place in modern times, and Ellie and Jack are the protagonists of the book. The story is told in the first person by both Ellie and Jack. When they both swap lives, they must learn to adapt to each others lives as the other person. "You be me, and I'll be you." is a quote often stated throughout the book. This book is easy to relate to because of the many similarities the character [...]

    • I loved this book so much. The characters that swapped lives were a boy and a girl so it was funny reading how they dealt with some pretty awkward situations. This is a book that will make you laugh a lot. Although some parts were funny, both characters had pretty sad situations so reading this you will sympathize with them. The Swap is like a much better version of 'Freaky Friday'. Once you start reading this book you won't be able to put it down.

    • Jennifer Druffel

      (Dec 08, 2019 - 07:23 AM)

      Yes, switching bodies has been done plenty of times before, but not in the way Megan Shull writes it. I immediately became invested in the two main characters Ellie and Jack. Both struggle with issues other cannot see. This book is true to middle school angst. Fun, loving, and heart-warming. I was pleasantly surprised by this book.

    • Elizabeth P DeLana

      (Dec 08, 2019 - 07:23 AM)

      Smart. Funny. Insightful. Great premise. Enjoyed the tween slang. Read it.

    • Andrea at Reading Lark

      (Dec 08, 2019 - 07:23 AM)

      Review Posted on Reading Lark on 7/22/14: readinglark/2014/I'm not typically a middle grades reader. In fact, I loved the cover of this one so much I snagged it before I realized it was a middle grades novel. I really should take a chance on more of these as they are something I could talk to my students about more than some of the upper YA stuff. The Swap was an excellent way to dive into middle grades and get a feel for this age group. Also, after teaching 7th and 8th graders for so long, I ca [...]

    • it was a good book

    • Arlington Leatham

      (Dec 08, 2019 - 07:23 AM)

      This book was about a girl named Ellie (Elle) and a boy named Jack. One day when Elle is having friend troubles with her ex-Bff Sassy Gaines and Jack had just got out of a fight with his enemy Porter they both find themselves in the nurses office where they are trying to debate between each other who has a better life when they both wish that they could have the other persons life all of a sudden it happens. Before either of them know it Elle is in Jacks body and Jack is in Elle's. Jack has big [...]

    • What a sweet, fun book. So glad I randomly picked it up in a bookstore today!! It's middle grade (the MCs are 12 and 13), and I loved both kids and think that anyone at all can relate to their stories. I'm a huge fan of the Freaky Friday swap trope, and it worked really well here.Plus, frosting on the cake, Jack, the 13-year-old boy MC, plays hockey. I keep accidentally picking up stuff that has hockey in it, and it makes my heart weep with happiness every time! (Even though he's a Bruins fan ;) [...]

    • The Swap by Megan Shull is a unique display of perspectives of boys and girls. A boy named Jack spent a few years of his life under the strict rule of his father with his three brothers. And a girl named Ellie was bullied by her old friend. One day when their worlds seemed to be crashing down, they swapped bodies. Jack was dealing with Ellie's bullies. And Ellie was training under Jack's dad, Captain. I was shocked by the plot of this book, it was very exciting and nerve-wracking. (view spoiler) [...]

    • 3.5 stars or 4 can't decideIn short: REALLLY LOVED THIS BOOK . Feel like getting into middle grade fiction again after reading this . My Full review:It's been a long time since I've read middle school fiction. I was afraid that I had outgrown it and it wouldn't hold my attention.This book proved me wrong. This is such a nice and sweet novel that I wouldn't mind re-reading it.When I first read the synopsis it reminded me of the movie Freaky Friday . I really enjoyed that movie and if you did as w [...]

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