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Magan: Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill

Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill  (website | twitter) Other Books Written by This Author: Meant to Be Publication Date: January 7, 2014 Publisher: Delacorte Pages: 352 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: swapping lives, figure skating, hockey, Canada, summer camp Format Read: ARC received from the publisher via NetGalley. (Thank you!) Summary: Two Sloane Jacobs’ coincidentally meet in a hotel lobby […]

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January 7, 2014 - 8:42 pm

Bookworm1858 - I just finished reading this after having a mixed experience with Meant to Be and I liked this one so much more-the girls’ parallel experiences really resonated with me and I had so much fun following along especially because the denouement didn’t play out quite as I expected.

January 6, 2014 - 7:10 pm

Alexa S. - I really liked this book too! I thought it was cute, and the story had me turning the pages until I reached the end. Even though you kind of have to suspend your disbelief a bit, it was still just a lot of fun to read.

January 6, 2014 - 4:15 pm

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit - Already pre-ordered with one of my gift cards! I’m looking for a feel-good book at this point, and I love the addition of skating vs ice hockey. Really appreciate your review – I’m glad that I’m picking it up.

January 5, 2014 - 6:26 pm

Brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - This one was cute! I really enjoyed it a lot and I really compared it to The Parent Trap (how could you not?) and I totally forgot about 17 Again! I felt like this one was purely fun. I think I had wished it to be just a bit more.. deep, I guess. The parents had issues which of course affected the girls but it just felt super light.
Lovely review! So glad you enjoyed it!

January 5, 2014 - 8:01 am

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January 3, 2014 - 10:08 am

Leah @ The Pretty Good Gatsby - I completely agree that it had a wintery feel! Although I really did enjoy this book, I had a few minor issues with it. Both Sloanes picked up the other’s sport far too quickly for my tastes – even though they were both skating-related, I just don’t believe it would be THAT easy to suddenly go toe-to-toe with with a figure skater/hockey player who has been at that sport her entire life.
Apart from that (and a few times where I got the two Sloanes mixed up) I thought this book was so much fun! I’m glad you loved it, M!

January 2, 2014 - 6:50 pm

tabithasbookblog - Bittersweet!! That’s the perfect book to describe what this book reminded me of. I loved how it was set in the summer, but had a wintery feel (like you mentioned). I actually didn’t enjoy this one as much as Meant to Be, but it was definitely an enjoyable read.

Great review!

January 2, 2014 - 1:01 pm

Candice @ The Grown-Up YA - I really enjoyed this one! Loved seeing both girls discover that the other’s life wasn’t as easy and care-free as they thought, as well as discovering that the other sport wasn’t what they initially thought it was. I actually appreciated this epiologue, although agree that it wasn’t really necessary. I just like knowing that everyone seems to live happily ever after! 🙂

Definitely agree that people should use their gift cards on this one! Great review!

January 2, 2014 - 11:24 am

Sunny - *dances* I was hoping it’d be as good as it looked! It looks fun and cute and even a bigger plus that it was executed well. Great review!

January 2, 2014 - 10:57 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I’ve been seeing a lot of reviews lately for Being Sloane Jacobs. I’ve read Meant to Be by Morrill, and I liked it, but I wasn’t in love.

I do love the Parent Trap, though, so I am curious about this one. I’m so glad to hear that you really liked it. I think I’ll get this from the library when it’s released.

January 2, 2014 - 9:18 am

Amy @ bookgoonie - It was a fun comfort read. It had all the predictability & Freaky Friday hyjinx that activates instant nostalgia. Like a warm cup of cocoa.