Monday, August 18, 2014
Being Sloane Jacobs
Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill
Meet Sloane Emily Jacobs: a seriously stressed-out figure-skater from Washington, D.C., 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 from Philly 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 in Montreal and decide to trade places for the summer, each girl thinks she’s the lucky one: no strangers to judge or laugh at Sloane Emily, no scouts expecting Sloane Devon to be a hero. 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.
This book is a fun take on Parent Trap. Two girls are frustrated with their own lives, and so they decide to switch places. Things get complicated when you throw in unfamiliar territory, not to mention boys. This book really had it all. It was funny at times, yet deep and emotional at other times.
This book is written in a way that you get to hear the story from the perspective of both of the girls. This is important since they are at different places, yet their lives are intertwining. Writing books with more than one point of view can be difficult, but the author does a good job at making this flow seamlessly.
This book is cute and a a fun, light read. However, there are something that are just too unrealistic. This book doesn't perfectly fill in every hole in the story line, and it's a little cheesy at times. It was definitely a fun book to read though. This is my second book to read by Lauren Morrill and I am already a fan of hers. I would definitely recommend this book to any contemporary young adult lovers.
I received this book for free in return for an honest review.