Release Date: January 7, 2014
Format: ARC Pages: 352
Genre: YA Contemporary Sources: Netgalley
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
The Cover: The cover to this one was cute. I could tell right away this one was going to be fun!
The Plot: Two totally different girls meet by accident & realize they share a name. Both thinking they have the worst life, they decide to switch places. The figure skater goes to hockey camp, while the hockey player goes to figure skating camp. Learning to figure skate or learning to play hockey, although exhausting and at times hard, was definitely not the most difficult part of the switch. It was the aftermath.
Being Sloane Jacobs was a light read. Great for a vacation, a day on the beach, or a spa trip, it was not too deep, but a lighthearted book non-the-less. The storyline was interesting and funny.
Characters: I loved all the characters. They were very well written. I enjoyed Sloane and Sloane’s adventure with mistaken identity and watching them grow and learn from their experiences.
Is it Worth Reading?: For sure! This is another standalone that I was sad to finish, but I definitely recommend it to readers of It was the perfect break between a couple of more intense stories I reviewed and a great much needed change of pace. I give it 4/5 crossbows.