HarperCollins: HarperTrophy Released: July 24, 2007 Source: Bookstore
Page Count: 199 Rating: Liked it
When Olivia Abbott moves to town, she's excited to join the cheerleading team and make new friends. Then she meets Ivy Vega. At first, Ivy, pale and dressed all in black, looks like Olivia's opposite. Then the girls look beyond the glittery pink blush and thick black eyeliner to discover they're identical—identical twins!
Olivia and Ivy are brimming with plans to switch places and pull every twin trick in the book. But Olivia soon discovers that she and Ivy aren't exactly the same. Ivy's a vampire. And she's not the only one in town.
I picked this up to read for my Children's Literature class last spring. The series is incredibly popular at my library, and all the kids I've talked to say that it's a great series, so I had to check it out.
The summary tells pretty much the whole story, so I can't add too much without completely ruining the plot . . .
I'm a total sucker for twin stories. Olivia and Ivy are interesting characters, and I loved the sense of mystery in Switched. However, the plot took a little too long to develop for my tastes, and I found it unbelievable that the main and supporting characters would take so long to figure things out.
If you're interested in checking out this series, it's now up to eight books!