Author: Tish Cohen
Release Date: May 9th, 2011
Number of Pages: 251
Publisher: HarperTrophy Canada
Good girl, honour-roll lifer, Berkeley-bound, mildly neurotic, high strung twelfth grader Andrea Birch just wants a bit of privacy. Oh, and perhaps a bit more of a social life. Or just a life in general. But when your mom and dad are foster parents who can’t turn away a child, trying to carve out a little space for yourself while tending to the needs of everyone from twin toddlers to angst-ridden adolescents is nearly impossible. And then Joules Adams, daughter of internationally famous rock star Nigel Adams, jumps into Andrea’s car, setting off an improbable car chase and ending in detention.
For Andrea, it’s the last straw. Why is it that Joules, breaker of all rules, living a life of luxury, gets off so easy? Why does she have everything, including a cool famous dad, and Andrea has nothing, not even her parents’ full attention?
In a modern, hip take on the classic Freaky Friday story, Tish Cohen delivers a fresh look at wishing your life was someone else’s.
The story wasn’t as cliché as I thought it would be. Yes, it is a Freaky Friday kind of story. Yes, both girls envy the other’s life. Still, I find it really enjoyable.
The story was predictable. I found out really fast how the answer to most of the small mysteries that were thrown our way.
The characters were okay. I like Andrea best between both girls. Joules just felt fake to me, which annoyed me. Joules’ dad was probably the only character I really wanted to disappear. He was self-centered, selfish and annoyingly naïve. I hate the way he treated his daughter. I prefer Andrea’s parents, that’s for sure. The relationship between Nigel and Joules is tricky. It seems like a lot of fun from the inside, but it may not be the same from the inside. I really liked that part of the book, even if I didn’t like him. The eding concerning Nigel was predictable for me. From the first day Andrea spent with him, I knew. Will was simply so sweet. I wish I could know I guy like him. *Sigh* He was so sweet with Andrea…
I can’t really say much about this book, beside that it was a cute story, with a little moral at the end. It was a nice summer read, enjoyable and easy to read. Not my favorite, but still fun to read.