Friday, June 24, 2011

Double Take

I was so excited to read Double Take, and I couldn’t wait for my review copy to come in the mail. Within one day, I finished the book, and I enjoyed it extremely. The book tells the story of a rich, New York girl named Madison who feels like everyone in her life wants to tell her what to do. Her best friends wants her to spend spring break in Florida, her mother wants her to vacation in Italy, her father wants her to visit an Ivy League college he wants her to attend, while her boyfriends wants to spend a weekend alone with her in Nantucket. On the other hand, Anna is a young Amish girl being sent away to care for an aunt who is soon to have another child. The main reason for Anna’s parents wishing to have her visit her relatives is that she cannot seem to get over her boyfriend, Jacob leaving the Amish community. A chance encounter causes these two girls, who look remarkably alike, to switch places. As they learn about the lives of each others they, in turn, learn about the kind of person they want to be.

I really enjoyed this book. I have been looking at the book at various online sites over the past few weeks just waiting for the chance to buy the book. I really like topics dealing with switching places, and I think it might have something to do with my childhood desire to have a twin who I could switch places with so I didn’t have to sit through some boring class or do some chore around the house I didn’t want to have to do…it could also be from watching movies like The Parent Trap, which I loved!  I also liked that the book mentioned some areas I am familiar with, as I live in the Allentown area. I don’t know why, but I always seem to enjoy books that I feel like I personally know where the characters travelled. Also, although Madison was supposed to be someone who had everything she wanted in life, I liked that her character didn’t become a typical spoiled, rich girl. She seemed like someone I could have seen myself being friends with in High School. I think the same can be said of Anna; she was friendly and compassionate toward others. Overall, I loved this book and can’t wait to give it to my younger cousins to read.

Available June 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Revell book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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