Parents' Guide to

Sophomore Switch

By Stephanie Dunnewind, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Chick lit with a dose of feminism.

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Readers who pick up this book for its California vibe -- and Tasha's titillating misstep -- will get caught up before they realize McDonald did a bait-and-switch on them: This isn't total fluff. While it's no feminist manifesto, Tasha's empowerment seems authentic as she takes control of her own sexuality.

Teens will enjoy the culture clash as Tasha tries to wear Uggs and mini-skirts at Oxford and straight-A Emily learns to surf and inline skate at the beach. It may also get them thinking about respect and desire, and about letting "dumb preconceptions rule" one's life.

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