Being Sloane Jacobs
Switching places with someone else has never been more fun than in this novel about following your dreams and finding your heart from the author of Meant to Be --perfect for readers of Emery Lord and Morgan Matson!
Meet Sloane Emily Jacobs: a seriously stressed-out figure skater who choked during junior nationals.
Now meet Sloane Devon Jacobs, a spunky ice hockey player who's been suspended from her team for too many aggressive hip checks.
The two girls are on their way to skating camps in Montreal when a luggage mix-up causes them to meet. Pretty soon, the Sloanes realize that this is the opportunity they’ve been waiting for: the chance to escape their lives and switch places for the summer. But it didn't occur to Sloane E. that she might meet a hockey hottie; and Sloane D. never expected to run into a familiar (and very good-looking) face from home. It's not long before the Sloanes discover that convincing people you're someone else might be more difficult than being yourself.
"A twist on the identity-swap that's both cozily familiar and fresh . . . . sweetly uplifting." --Publishers Weekly
"Enjoyable." --Kirkus Reviews
“Sweet and satisfying.” --Booklist
“Super cute, super hilarious and a totally fun read. I’m a big fan of the “two people switch places and fool everyone around them” plot line (see: The Parent Trap), and Being Sloane Jacobs pulled it off awesomely.” –HelloGiggles.com
Morrill's novel features two equally flawed and fascinating characters who happen to have very similar names: Sloane Emily Jacobs and Sloane Devon Jacobs. After a chance meeting in Canada, the two girls one is a figure skater, the other is a hockey player hatch a plan to trade places for the summer. Narrators Lewis and Sorvari each turn in a professional performance that ably captures the book's characters and tone. Both readers provide narration that is well paced, smooth, and engaging. And, most importantly, in this story about switching places and mistaken identity, the readers make sure listeners are never confused about which character is which. This is a charming audio edition that will appeal to young listeners. Ages 12 up. A Delacorte hardcover.