What do you do when your life is not all it's cracked up to be? Get a new one.
It's spring break of her senior year and Madison Van Buren is fed up. Stressed over decisions on colleges, her parents' bickering, and pressures from her boyfriend, Madison gets in her car and just drives away.
Meanwhile, seventeen-year-old Anna Fisher wants to escape the so-called simple life of the Amish--which for her consists of caring for younger children, sewing, cooking, and gardening--and she's well aware that her future will simply be more of the same with a man she doesn't love.
Worlds collide when Madison and Anna meet for the first time in a small town, realize they look uncannily alike, and decide the grass is greener on the other side. Neither of them will ever be the same.
If you enjoyed hearing the story of the country mouse and the city mouse as a child, or you enjoyed watching the Parent Trap movies where separated twin sisters meet at summer camp and trade places, then Double Take will be very enjoyable to you!
I recommend putting this on your "just for fun" summer book list. It was light, entertaining, and also had a few heartfelt messages woven in for those who may be feeling disenchanted with their lives right now. Double Take is recommended for ages 12 and up. My 13-year-old daughter and I really liked this book for its adventure, mild suspense (oooh, will anyone discover that we've switched places???!!!), and gentle romance.
You may read an excerpt of the book here, if you'd like!
Double Take is available June 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of Double Take from Revell Publishers for the purpose of providing you with an honest review of this book. No other compensation was provided.
7/6/2011 03:15:20 pm
I loved reading these types of books when I was younger :)
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