BeSwitched

BeSwitched

by Molly Snow
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BeSwitched 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 160 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really liked this story! It was a sweet funny story about witches,talking black cats,and high school cliques with just a little revenge at the ending. I will read more by this author
SmokeDancer More than 1 year ago
Cute, quick, fun teen read. Nice messages in a very enjoyable form. And there is magic and a cat. Enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book guys! Great book about anti- bullying in a funny way. Remember to keep reading!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book from cover, very entertaining!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Id say about grade 6+
Nicole_Spencer More than 1 year ago
BeSwitched was a quick, sweet, and fun Middle-Grade read that I quite enjoyed. The story starts out with a bit of a bang. Instead of the usual long and dreary introductions that we get, the author launches straight into Surla's escape from Idis' home and her BeSwitching with Cathy. I felt a little detached to the story at the start since it moved a tiny bit too fast for my linking, but it was otherwise a very interesting beginning and would keep most readers hooked. There were lots of things I enjoyed about this book. I remember being considerably younger and whizzing through through a book each hour, because middle grade fiction is so easy and so fun to read. BeSwitched definitely had this quality--once I started reading, I didn't put the story down. It was something short and sweet that I could go through in one sitting and that's definitely something I loved. There's a moral--a story that the author has to tell, and I think that's a rare quality in MG/YA books these days. From what I perceived, it tells us to be comfortable in our own skin, that self-esteem is an important quality, not to try and stick to the 'popular' crowd but to be ourselves, that we will make friends even if we are socially isolated. It's about the importance of friendship. And I really liked the message. I fell in love with Surla instantly, as I do like cats (though I'm a bigger fan of dogs) and her voice was very believable. The characters in the story were all very likeable (apart from the villains, of course) but I thought that some of the secondary characters like Chrissy and Todd lacked some backstory. They seemed rather two-dimensional and flat, and I would've liked to see more reason behind their actions, although I guess there's only so much you can fit into a novella. There is a sequel to the story which I do hope to read, and I assume that the characters will be further developed there. There were a few minor grammatical and spelling errors that I did find in the text, and I think this book would benefit from another re-read. Otherwise, the quality of writing was quite good. Molly Snow's writing is simple and clean. She doesn't describe things in graphic detail but instead narrates the story with Surla's quirky thoughts and draws us straight the mind of this girl-turned-into-cat, another element that I loved. However, I do have a quibble with some parts of the story. Being turned into a human (if one were a cat) would be one of the most bizarre situations one could ever find themselves in, and yet somehow, Surla doesn't seem overly surprised when she gets switched into a human. She doesn't know what a 'number' is, for instance, but the speed at which she adapted to a human life and human school completely befuddled me. If I were a cat and I'd spent my life locked in a witch's house doing magic spells for her, I definitely wouldn't be able to blend in at a high school so quickly. Overview: The book itself was a little predictable but I think that's the nature of middle-grade fiction. Otherwise, it was a short, enjoyable read that many preteens (and the preteens-at-heart like me) will lap up. The story could benefit from some more plot dimensions and a few of the characters could use some more personality, but the flaws weren't so huge that they completely undermined my enjoyment of the book and the bigger picture. Three and a half stars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have no idea why this HORRIBLE book had 3.5 stars as a rating because I'd give it a NEGATIVE FIVE! IT WAS HORRIBLE! The plot was strange. The characters were horrible and evil. It could have been a reasonable book since the plot premise was OK (cat & human switching places & trying to switch back) but the way the author handled it was confusing, especially at the end. To have a character be so evil that he would leave a person miles from home, in the rain in only their underwear, is evil & not believable. Yes, I finished it but I almost dumped it because it was SOOOOOO bad!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bad, can not think of any thing good to say about this piece of trash. AD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrible grammar
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story, but thought that at times it felt like it was written by a highschooler.
book_lady1 More than 1 year ago
This was a very well written book. I absolutely loved the idea of the story and everything about it. The characters were very well written and the story pulled me in right away, it was hard for me to put it down anytime that I had to. I automatically fell for Todd, he's brooding and handsome, smart and a jock. He's the best of both worlds.He just sounds like the kind of guy that I would have fell for in High School myself, and probably even now. As for the story, I absolutely loved it. It had some comedy at parts and drama, a lot of High School drama. The ending was awesome and it makes you want to read more. I would highly recommend this book to anyone that loves young adult paranormal. This was a very good book.
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Wrtten for 12-15year olds. Storyline--mean girls picking on another girl. Magic used to fix problem.
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Expected more... sweet simple storyline.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was good but they were really racist when potraying the chinese lady
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although the story features high school juniors as the main characters, the book reads more like it was written for 8-10 year olds. Ignoring the numerous grammatical errors throughout the book and the vaguely racist portrayal of a Chinese woman speaking, the writing itself is elementary and the dialogue childish. Not worth your time.
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It's an interesting version of a movie that I saw called "Freaky Friday." The book is funny and Surla and Cathy helps each other in their awkward state.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this cute little story.I do think teens would enjoy it. to find out it was written when the author was sixteen, wow. It had a few laugh out loud moments.Witches, talking black cats,teen that doesnt fit in. I dont understand why so many negative comments.It is an opinion
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wondertul short story full of magic and wimsy. Perfect for a good light read full of suprizes.