Review: Change Places With Me by Lois Metzger

Posted September 1, 2016 by girlswit in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Change Places With Me by Lois MetzgerChange Places With Me by Lois Metzger
on June 14th, 2016
Pages: 211
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Rose has changed. She still lives in the same neighborhood and goes to the same high school with the same group of kids, but when she woke up today, something was a little different. Her clothes and hair don’t suit her anymore. The dogs who live upstairs are no longer a terror. She wants to throw a party—this from a girl who hardly ever spoke to her classmates before. There’s no more sadness in her life; she’s bursting with happiness.

But something still feels wrong to Rose. Because until very recently, she was an entirely different person—a person who’s still there inside her, just beneath the thinnest layer of skin.



Lisa’s Review:  I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest.

Rose had a difficult childhood with memories which have negatively impacted her. She wakes up one day and feels like a different person; happy. Things begin to unravel and Rose seeks out the answers to why and who she is.

Although the book is identified as young adult I’d say it is more so a middle grade book. The main character, Rose, is rather immature and her dialog is childish. Definitely doesn’t come across as a 15 year old. Rose’s character had a little depth to her but not what I would expect from a 15 year old who experienced all she had.  Due to this, Rose’s character was a bit annoying at times and rather flat.

The other characters were also flat. We don’t really get to know them at any depth.

I liked the plot and felt it could have been explored much more. Overall, the book was lacking in depth and left me not really understanding the entire sci-fi piece to it.

The book itself is a quick read at only 211 pages. It took me a few days to read it though because I just wasn’t able to get into it.

I’d recommend this book to a middle grader.


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