Tuesday, December 17, 2013

[Review] Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill

Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill
Publisher: Delacorte
Publishing Date: Jan. 7, 2014
352 Pages
Format: Netgalley ebook; ARC


Meet Sloane Emily Jacobs: a seriously stressed-out figure-skater from Washington, D.C., 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 from Philly 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 in Montreal and decide to trade places for the summer, each girl thinks she's the lucky one: no strangers to judge or laugh at Sloane Emily, no scouts expecting Sloane Devon to be a hero. 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.

My Review

I received a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review. 

I saw this book posted on many people's blogs about wanting to read it soon, so I checked it out on Netgalley. The plot describes two seemingly different girls both named Sloane Jacobs; one plays hockey, the other is a figure skater. But both girls have demons they must overcome before continuing on with their sports. When they meet and decide to trade places, they are thrown into new environments and neither really know what to do besides skate.

This book was really entertaining and heartwarming. Each girl struggles with her current life and needs a break. When they switch, they don't realize the hard work they're in for. Sloane Emily seems stuck-up and Sloane Devon seems rough around the edges. But we see the develop into better versions of themselves and learn more about what they can accomplish if they set their minds to it. It was a short and sweet book, and I really enjoyed it (:

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