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In My Shoes
     

In My Shoes

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by Adrian Stephens, Cristy Stephens (Editor), Catherine Taylor (Editor), Krista Hampton (Editor), Dick Stephens (Contribution by)
 

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Jake thought Nicole was the perfect girl. Nicole thought Jake was just another clown, cut from the same cloth as his best friend, Mike. After Nicole harshly rejects Jake in his attempt at a date, Jake vows he would never treat a guy like that if he were a girl. The next day, his unintentional wish comes true as they wake up in each others' rooms...and bodies. Jake

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Jake thought Nicole was the perfect girl. Nicole thought Jake was just another clown, cut from the same cloth as his best friend, Mike. After Nicole harshly rejects Jake in his attempt at a date, Jake vows he would never treat a guy like that if he were a girl. The next day, his unintentional wish comes true as they wake up in each others' rooms...and bodies. Jake and Nicole quickly learn that being the opposite sex has its challenges. Not knowing how this happened or if and when they will change back, they soon realize they will need to work together or risk wrecking each others' lives. Along the way, they may just find they have more in common than they thought possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983168119
Publisher:
Stephens Family Media Group
Publication date:
02/11/2011
Edition description:
ADRIAN STEPHENS DBA STEPHENS FAMILY
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
13 Years

Meet the Author

Adrian Stephens was born in southern California, but has lived most of his life in Las Vegas, NV, where he currently resides with his wife, Cristy, and two children, Bailey and Brendan.

Adrian never had an interest in reading for fun until his brother, Dustin, bought him the first six books of the Harry Potter series for Christmas in 2006. He read the entire set in less than a month, and never stopped reading.

A few years later, the first of several story ideas came to Adrian, with In My Shoes the first to be completed.

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In My Shoes 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BigAl70 More than 1 year ago
My initial reaction to the premise of this book was, "it's been done." The idea of swapping places with someone goes back at least as far as "Cyrano de Bergerac" who did a low-tech version. The book "Black Like Me" wasn't a full-fledged swap, but did mine the same territory. "Freaky Friday" is an even better touchstone. I'm sure there are many more I'm forgetting or don't know. Then I read the Stephen's bio on Amazon where he says he wasn't much of a reader, rarely reading for fun, until about five years ago. I wondered if someone with so little experience as a reader could do a competent job as an author. My concerns turned out to be unfounded. The reason certain story types are used and reused is the basic premise has a lot to offer. The cliché about walking in someone else's shoes, the obvious inspiration for the title, has endless variations. The variations on this theme that are most likely to make a good story are those with two people prone to misunderstanding who find it difficult to imagine what the other person's life is like. The parent child swap in "Freaky Friday" is a natural. So is swapping a teenage boy with a teenage girl. As you'd expect Nicole and Jake find living the life of the other is more complicated than they realized. Stephens thought a lot about what it would take to make a situation like this work. Jake and Nicole gave each other extensive debriefings so they could learn to act correctly, otherwise they could damage relationships with friends and family for the other. Jake, in the body of Nicole, had to learn how to apply makeup and stop walking like a man. I was impressed at how well Stephens handled the details; especially the difficulties Jake had being Nicole. A potential pitfall of a novel like this is keeping track of who is who. If Jake does something, is it Nicole in Jake's body or Jake in Nicole's body? Most of the time Stephens managed to keep this clear. Any uncertainty was limited to the confusion the characters were also feeling. This is a fun read for teens and many adults. It should give either gender an appreciation for the challenges of the other - I know it did me. Or you can choose to overlook the lessons and concentrate on the humor in the situation. It's funny, as long as it isn't you in someone else's shoes. **Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog.**
Mastigia More than 1 year ago
This is the first story I have ever read that really captured the indecision and confusion that is the high school experience. The almost adult earnestness with which the characters go about tackling the issues they face in the story totally reminds me of that time.
Gavi More than 1 year ago
This book definitely kept my intrest. It was a book full of turns that kept you laughing and sympathizing with the characters. The thoughts of the two main characters are exactly what any teenager would think in their situation and I would definitley recomend this book to ANY teenager and adult out there!