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The Switch, by Beth O'Leary

35 reviews

pither's review

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emotional funny inspiring lighthearted 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? Yes

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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novelbabe's review

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful medium-paced

3.5


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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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hanz's review

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emotional 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

3.0


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kshertz's review

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adventurous emotional funny 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? Yes

4.0

This book is so cute. A grandma and granddaughter switch lives? Adorable. It’s hard in the city. It’s hard in the country. It’s hard getting older. It’s hard being young. Death is terrible for everyone. The change helps them both truly understand and embrace who they are and of course we all know by now that I love linear books that wrap up in a nice bow and this book definitely does that. Love and highly 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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deverills's review

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

4.0

This reads like a cute Hallmark film! Despite being a little predictable, I found myself entertained. I do wish one aspect of the main plot had been explored more (
Spoiler Carla's death
), but I understand that would have probably turned the book into something the author didn't intend to. A quick and easy read for the weekend.

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fromjuliereads's review against another edition

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challenging emotional funny hopeful lighthearted fast-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? Yes

4.0

I really enjoyed this story. I feel fiercely protective of almost every character (except Tod of course but we saw that coming...) and I want to run away to a small English town!! 

While this book definitely deals with some very heavy topics, there were some fantastic moments that made me laugh out loud to go along with the ones that made me tear up!
I also loved that this explored sonmany different kinds of relationships - grandmother/mother/daughter, community, friendships, romantic relationships. So many stories focus on the romance but this one, the community, familial, and friend relationships were even more integral and important and I really loved that. 

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