Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sophomore Switch by Abby McDonald

Tasha, an American party girl is looking for a quick escape from her suddon fame over, "The Hot-Tub Incident," So when the the opportunity to participate in a study abroad program at Oxford presents itself she jumps at the chance. The only catch is that it has to be an even switch. Someone else will be taking her place at U.C. Santa Barbara. Not just location but classes as well. Lets just say Tasha was not prepared to dive headfirst into feminist theory.

The British half of the exchange, studious Emily, experiences her own culture shock when she reaches sunny California. Emily has never cut loose and it seems like that is all her exchange mate ever did. In order to get by in each others lives the girls begin talking. Giving each other tips on fitting in, finding love, and figuring out who they really are. Tasha and Emily not only find themselves but they also find each other.

I loved this book because it took a good look at all the standards that are placed on women. Some are placed there by society, men, even ourselves. Should we be the perfect, proper, modest woman or is it ok to act on passion....That is what I took away from this book. Ok, now this sounds like a self-help book review but seriously I really enjoyed it. The book was fun with a few empowering moments. Its also got plenty of boy drama and a little heat if you know what I Hope you will enjoy it as much as I did!

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