Switched at Birthday by Natalie Standiford
7 word review: Sometimes, birthday wishes do come true (unfortunately).
Fantasy. Stand-alone novel. Share with ages 9-13.
Popular and graceful, Scarlett seems to have everything Lavender doesn’t, including adoring friends, athletic ability, and perfect hair. Lavender has quirky friends, an odd family, and an infamous performance at the recent Talent Show. On their 13th birthday (yes, they share the exact birthday), they’re in for a surprise: they switch bodies a la “Freaky Friday”. No one else knows but them, and it’s up to the girls to join forces to figure out how to switch back – and fast. Because as the girls quickly discover, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. Fun and fresh, this fast-paced realistic fantasy will have readers turning the pages to discover just what Lavender and Scarlett discover about themselves – and about each other. Recommended.