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The Switch, by Beth O'Leary

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karolinaz's review

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funny hopeful lighthearted relaxing medium-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? It's complicated

4.25


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kirasamana's review

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challenging emotional funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted fast-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

4.5

4,5 stars. This is so cute! 
Leena and het grandmother switch lives. So Leena goes to live in a small town and takes on all the chores her grandmother does in het community while het grandma goes to London and does the same. 
This is such a heartwarming story! I LOVE the community feeling and the side-characters both in London and in the small village. I also love the perspective of the grandmother. She is so kind and sassy and just wonderfull to read about! 

The only thing that was "missing" for me was the romance between Leena and her love interest. I feel like there needs to be a part two where they dive into their relationship. Would love to read that! 

Overall this is a really fast, fun and fluffy read. The only "trigger" would be that there is a lot of talk about grief and how to deal with someone passing away too soon. (don't worry, it's not the amazing grandmother. Not really a spoiler because you find out very soon in the book who passed away). 

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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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theon0fwales's review against another edition

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funny hopeful lighthearted reflective fast-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

4.75


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siob___'s review

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emotional hopeful inspiring lighthearted relaxing slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes

4.5


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ellegrace24's review against another edition

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Overall I kind of just got more and more into a slump because of the heavy focus on the grief present in both Leena and her mum, and how her mum isn’t herself. Stan Eileen tho. It’s not a bad book, just not the right time to read it as atm I want to read more lighthearted books that can cheer me up, and over time I lost interest because of how frequent grief is mentioned. Would recommend the flatshare though, good book if you want to try Beth o Leary as an author :)

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spellygirlplanning's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful 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? It's complicated

5.0


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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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chris_reads's review against another edition

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adventurous funny hopeful inspiring lighthearted reflective 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

3.75


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