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The Switch, by Beth O'Leary

5 reviews

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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doodeedoda's review against another edition

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emotional hopeful lighthearted reflective relaxing slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes

2.5


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beca_reads's review

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

3.5

This book tells the story of Leena and her Grandmother Eileen swapping lives for six weeks, both need a break and choose to bark on this adventure. We see Leena move to the countryside where her Grandmother lives, and learns to fit into village life after living and working in London. Meanwhile Eileen has moved into Leena's apartment in London with her flatmates. Eileen tries online dating and going on adventures. Both Leena and Eileen are grieving for Carla, Leena's sister. Grief is woven into the storey beautifully, and the book still remains light in nature. Such a fun read to start the year. 

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linesiunderline's review against another edition

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emotional funny hopeful inspiring 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? Yes

5.0

This was a book I picked up on audio when it was first released and for whatever reason (British narrators usually really work for me), it didn’t click at the time. 

I’m so happy I gave it another try because it was exactly what I needed at this moment and I loved it the whole way through.

You might enjoy this book if you tend to love stories about older people continuing to discover themselves and to live rich lives. Think The Lido, Eudora Honeysett, Lilian Boxfish… Also, if you enjoy a story about community, small town life, and all of the funny, complicated things that can happen in such places, this read will give you that.

In tone, I was reminded of the titles I’ve read by Jenny Colgan - light romance, gentle insights about life, a little heartbreak, happy but still believable endings.

Oh, and this book has SO many cups of tea in it, if that gives you a sense of how cozy and heartwarming it is.

I adored it!

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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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