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The Switch, by Beth O'Leary

22 reviews

miss_lw's review

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emotional funny hopeful medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.75


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gracegeeks's review

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted relaxing fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

i think i need to switch lives with my grandparents

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purplepenning's review

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted medium-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes

4.0


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maggies's review

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adventurous emotional hopeful sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Plot
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.0

I might just be bitter because I had high hopes for this book, but it fell very short compared to The Flatshare, which I found clever and touching and true to life. The Switch, while the premise is promising, felt flat, two-dimensional. I struggled to connect with most of the characters, couldn't get a grip on their personalities and motivations, and ultimately really disliked the moral of the story, which boiled down to
Spoiler"meddling is good."
The HEA was as satisfying as I could expect, given all the above.

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brittany_jean's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional reflective sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

I kept kinda waiting for something to happen. It does by the end, which earned the 4th star instead of just 3. It also made me really miss my grandma. All around a good book, albeit slower than my preferred pace. 

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epellicci's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0

Completely joyful. The Switch is crammed with lovable, three dimensional people and believable relationships in all their complexities. Funny, moving, binge-worthy.  

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voxydox's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

5.0


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rather_b_reading's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

Really cute book. Loved the grandmother's storyline way more, but had small town Hallmark feel, but with a lot more depth. Recommend. 

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martapsalvado's review

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funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? N/A

4.25

This book is pretty much everything I wanted it to be. Romance plays an important role, but it's even more about family and friendship, and how those support systems can help you finding yourself. It's sweet and lighthearted without being boring. The characters are very well developed and loveable, it's impossible not to form an attachment and root for them. I found the story engaging and it leaves the reader with a simple but beautiful message in the end. It's probably not a book that will change your life drastically or shift in your seat, but it's a fun and wholesome read and sometimes that's just what you need.

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tessanie's review against another edition

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emotional funny medium-paced

4.0


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