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Sophomore Switchby Abby Mcdonald
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Reeling from the aftershocks of The Hot-Tub Incident, American party girl Tasha jumps at the chance to spend a semester at tweedy Oxford University - banking on the fact that the tabloid stories about her won't have made their way across the Pond. But Tasha starts to question her judgment when she finds herself Uggs-deep into feminist theory and unpopular with the university's intellectual student body.Meanwhile, studious control freak Emily, reeling from a romantic incident of her own, decides she'd like a change, too. Disappointing her snooty British family, who would rather see her at Harvard than UC Santa Barbara, Emily throws herself into film classes - not to mention bikinis and beer pong. Her English accent gets her plenty of attention, but not all of it is welcome - especially the frustrating confrontations with a male classmate.Thrust into lives as opposite from their own as possible, Tasha and Emily's only hope may lie in each other. Will their combined intelligence be enough to get them through their sophomore year switch?
Reeling from the aftershocks of a oeThe Hot-Tub Incident, a American party girl Tasha jumps at the chance to get away from the spotlight and spend a semester abroad at tweedy Oxford University. Meanwhile, studious control freak Emily, reeling from her own romantic incident, decides shea (TM)d like a change, too. Soon, Tasha finds herself Uggs-deep in feminist theory, while Emily attempts to navigate bikinis and beer pong at UC Santa Barbara. Will these two survive their sophomore year switch?
a oeYou can almost feel Abby McDonalda (TM)s copious talents bursting at the seams.a a Booklist
a oeThe charactersa (TM) strong personalities and the booka (TM)s easy sense of humor will keep readers entertained.a a Publishers Weekly
With an anthropologist's eye for detail and a true ear for teen-speak, an exciting new novelist has crafted a funny, fast-paced look at survival and sisterhood, as an uptight Brit and a hard-partying American swap lives.
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