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The Switch, by Beth O'Leary

11 reviews

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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froggybex's review against another edition

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emotional funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

i cried.

I LOVED THIS. I loved the story and writing styles and how funny it was and the characters. However, I struggled with reading this and it took a while to read. this is mainly bc of simply HOW many named characters there are, I was constantly getting confused and had to keep checking the x-ray on the kindle app. I felt like some of these characters didn’t need to be named but most of them i loved. 

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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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greatestheights's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful slow-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

4.25

A lovely exploration of grief, family, and self-care. So sweet, but so real. The relationships and different kinds of love highlighted throughout this story are ones you don't often read about —  a grandmother and granddaughter's bond,  elderly friendship and loneliness, elderly dating and romance, grieving as a family, and more. I loved this little gem.

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asourceoffiction's review

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emotional funny hopeful lighthearted fast-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

4.5

This was such a delightful, cheerful book. The characters are completely wonderful and I loved hearing the story through Eileen and Leena's individual voices. It doesn't shy away from the subject of grief as the family has experienced a huge loss, but as the book progresses that loss becomes more a part of them than something that holds them back, and it's a really beautiful development to see. 

It's also laugh-out-loud funny in a lot of places. The humour is present even in some of the most emotional moments thanks to the story itself; from Eileen's forays into online dating, to Leena's attempts to grapple with unruly puppies, spring fêtes and neighbourhood watch meetings. I was just captivated by the whole thing!

By the end it felt as if some of the new relationships were a little convenient to the narrative where perhaps they weren't necessary for all of the characters, but I did still find myself rooting for everyone. The end is beautifully touching and had me all emotional, while still feeling delightfully warm and fuzzy.

Didn't have my heart to quite the same extent as The Flat Share, but it came pretty close!

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sringdahl's review against another edition

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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? No

4.25


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carolineselina's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful reflective sad 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


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amberl123's review

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adventurous funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

I liked the writing style. Funny and fairly realistic retelling of life. Funny and loveable characters and the author hilariously and brutally  described small town life so accurately. Loveable predictable and heartwarming. Liked the short and perspective changing chapters. Each character hand their own goals and challenges but I was more invested in one than the other. I enjoyed this book and was a nice quick read but I have enjoyed other books more. Will still continue to read more from the author

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litokeland's review

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emotional funny hopeful inspiring medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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awpatton's review against another edition

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

4.0


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