A new novel about following your dreams . . . and finding your heart from the author of Meant to Be. Meet Sloane Emily Jacobs: a seriously stressed-out figure skater who choked during junior nationals and isn't sure she's ready for a comeback. What she does know is that she'd give anything to escape the mass of misery that is her life.
Now meet Sloane Devon Jacobs, a spunky ice hockey player who's been suspended from her team for too many aggressive hip checks. Her punishment? Hockey camp, now, when she's playing the worst she's ever played. If she messes up? Her life will be over.
When the two Sloanes meet by chance and decide to trade places for the summer, each girl thinks she's the lucky one. But it didn't occur to Sloane E. that while avoiding sequins and axels 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.
©2014 Lauren Morrill (P)2014 Listening Library
I'm not sure. I liked the story, in the end, but the performances weren't that dynamic.It was FINE, but I think I would have enjoyed reading the book more than listening.
The two narrators were very flat and sometimes that made it feel like the pacing of the actual book was dragging. Sloane Devin's narrator had a horrendous Southern accent for one of the characters.
First, the premise of this book is so unrealistic. These two girls who share an uncommon name decide to switch places. One goes to an elite figure skating school, the other to an advanced hockey camp. The way they pull off the various sports is kind of glossed over, probably because it is unbelievable. However, and this is a BIG however, by the end, I didn't care that this would never work. I was sucked in to the story and I just went with it. It won me over and I was charmed by the book and the two Sloanes.
That said, I still think I would have enjoyed reading it more than I enjoyed listening to it.
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