Parents' Guide to

The Swap

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Switching spell lets girl and boy see other's point of view.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Well a little... YEAH

It talks about some STUFF that teenagers talk about. It cusses some (piss and hell) and it says when Jack (looks like Ellie since they swapped) gets a well visit he goes, “Well at least their isnt penises on the walls”. And they talk about periods. Its a good books for teens or pre teens that know about “that stuff”

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (9 ):

Author Megan Shull puts a creative twist on a fun, if familiar, idea, and both Ellie and Jack's authentic voices come to life in alternating chapters. The gender differences can be somewhat stereotypical (Ellie's mom takes her to a hair salon for a treat and let's her sleep in her big comfy bed, whereas Jack lives with a former military dad and three tough but loving brothers). But there's a sweet lesson about both boys and girls facing challenges with friends, family, bullies, and their own bodies as they stumble through puberty.

However, readers may get frustrated by the overly neat ending, which zaps attention away from what they thought the book was about. Readers who decide to skip the last 20 pages or so may find they like The Swap a whole lot better.

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