The Swap by Megan Shull is about two people, Jack and Ellie. Jack is in eighth grade. He is trying to impress his dad and fit in with his brothers. Jack thinks that girls have such an easy life with no troubles. Ellie is in seventh grade.
She is trying to be friends again with her former best friend, and is having a difficult time. She is now the target for all the girls to make fun of. She has a hard time in school and at home. The two teens switch bodies trying to live each others lives, learning how other people may not have it as easy as they thought. Jack has to learn how to live life as a girl, and deal with the mean girls and all their drama. He learns that not everyone has an easy life. Ellie learns that Jack doesn’t have it easy, and she has to work really hard to impress his dad, because he doesn’t accept “good”. Both kids learn that they have to appreciate their life and everyone around them.
I really liked this book. At some points if was funny. The book was clear and easy to read. I understood what was happening even though there were two narrators. This book taught me to appreciate what I have and not to think I have it bad because there are other people out there that have it worse than me. I would recommend this book to everyone. It was enjoyable to read, and it taught a lot of life lessons.