Synopses & Reviews
From the author of the popular Annabelle Unleashed books comes a perfect read for beach bags. Just dont forget your SPF! Sunshine. Pools. Friends.Katie is jealous of her best friend, Melody. Turns out that Melody is jealous of Katie, too. Its the end of what was supposed to be the best summer of their lives, before they start middle school, and the girls arent on speaking turns. Theyve had a big fight over—what else?—a boy. When the two girls wish for the exact same thing at the same moment—to redo the summer as each other—their wishes are granted. But, as the girls will learn, sometimes the grass isnt always greener on the other side.
Katie's reasons why it's better to be Melody:
-She's a boy magnet. I'm more like a boy repellent.
-Her parents never make her do any chores. Meanwhile, I get stuck babysitting almost every day.
-Melody's parents are still married. Mine are, too . . . to other people.
Why Melody thinks Katie has the ideal life:
-Her house is fun and lively. My house is empty and lonely.
-They have family dinners practically every single night. My dad almost never comes home.
-Everyone always talks about how pretty I am, like that's the most important thing, like that's all I am . . .
Twelve-year-old Katie is insanely jealous of her best friend, Melody. Turns out Melody is jealous of Katie, too. When they both wish for the exact same thing at the exact same time, to redo summer as each other, their wishes come true. Katie is Melody and Melody is Katie and neither one has the experience she expected. In this be-careful-what-you-wish-for tale, two best friends learn that the grass is not always greener on the other side.
About the Author
Leslie Margolis is the author of many books for young readers, including Boys Are Dogs, Girls Acting Catty, and Girls Best Friend. She lives in Los Angeles, California.