Tuesday, January 7, 2014

ARC - Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill (Release Day)


Publisher: Delacorte Press

Date of Release: January 7, 2014

Page Count: 352
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Favorite Quotes:  
“’Girl, it’s so not personal. She should hook up with a Hoover, because that girl needs the BS sucked out of her.’”

“I grab it and jam it onto my head. It’s tight, but it fits, and it only smells like dead fish a little bit.”

“’It ain’t a big deal. Either you love it or you don’t. Either you can do it or you can’t. And, kid? I been watching you for years, and I know you can do it. The question you gotta figure out is, do you love it?’”

*Thanks to NetGalley for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Going into this book, I had high expectations. Lauren Morrill put together an excellent love/figuring out who you are story in Meant to Be. Although bits of the plot drew me through the story with curiosity, overall, it fell flat.

The premise is a twist on The Parent Trap, which, funny enough, one of the characters mentions. Two girls have the same name and decide to switch places. Sloane Emily is supposed to be going to four weeks of ice skating camp to recover her reputation from a failed junior nationals competition three years earlier. Sloane Devon is headed to four weeks of hockey camp because her coach has given her an ultimatum for an anger problem. Neither girl wants to be at camp. Both girls are tired of being themselves with all the crazy pressures in their lives. Sloane Emily has to be perfect, always smiling for the camera, because her dad’s a senator. Sloane Devon has an alcoholic mother who’s in rehab.

Both camps are in Montreal. Both girls stay at the same hotel.

Things I liked:

  • That the POV switched between the girls.

  • The near-beginning part where both girls meet at the hotel and don’t get along.

  • Both male love interests and their tour-guiding qualities around Montreal.

  • Andy, Sloane Devon’s doubles partner, has a great personality.

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