Now You See Her

Lisa Leighton and Laura Stropki. HarperCollins/Tegen, $17.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-06-242863-9
After losing a tennis match with popular Sophie Graham, 17-year-old Amelia Fischer drives home in the rain. A blown tire leaves her stranded, and when a man stops, he knows her name. She quickly realizes, though, that he’s not there to help, and after he tries to grab her, she throws herself into traffic. When she wakes up in the hospital, she’s in Sophie’s body, while her own lies in a coma in critical condition. Amelia is terrified, but she is also determined to find out why the switch happened and how she can get back to her own body. Sifting through Sophie’s life, Amelia, who narrates, realizes that all is not perfect in Sophie’s privileged world, and she resolves to find the man who confronted her on that dark road. The delightfully snarky Amelia and her struggle to not lose herself in Sophie’s life rings true, as does her eventual realization that stepping outside her own life might be an opportunity. The plot takes some time to build, but it finds its stride in the second half. Leighton and Stropki’s compelling debut asks interesting questions about identity and memory, and a clever twist in the last act will shock readers. Ages 13–up. Agent: Rebecca Podos, Rees Literary Agency. (June)
Reviewed on: 04/30/2018
Release date: 06/01/2018
Genre: Children's
Ebook - 320 pages - 978-0-06-242865-3
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