Drew (Changers Series #1)

Drew (Changers Series #1)

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ISBN-13: 9781617752070
Publisher: Akashic Books
Publication date: 01/13/2014
Series: Changers Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 716,302
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

T Cooper's most recent book is Real Man Adventures (McSweeney's), which Vanity Fair called "brave and hilarious." He is also the author of three novels including the best-selling Lipshitz Six, Or Two Angry Blondes (Dutton) and The Beaufort Diaries (Melville House). The latter, Cooper produced and adapted into an animated short of the same name, starring David Duchovny and appearing at a variety of international film festivals (Tribeca, SXSW and many others). Cooper's work has also appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the Believer, O, The Oprah Magazine, One Story, Poets&Writers, and elsewhere.

Allison Glock-Cooper is the author of the New York Times notable book Beauty Before Comfort, which Kirkus called, "A memoir as elemental as its subject: pulsing, fetching, leaving a strong afterglow," and for which she received a Whiting Award in 2004. Glock has been a journalist for 22 years, and her work has been published in the New York Times, GQ, Rolling Stone, Esquire, the New York Times Magazine, the New Yorker, O, The Oprah Magazine, Elle, Marie Claire, and many others. She is currently a senior staff writer for ESPN and a contributing editor for the magazine Garden&Gun. She has won a GLAAD award and a FOLIO EDDIE and a min award for journalism. Her first poem was recently published in the New Yorker.

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Drew (Changers Series #1) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
bOok_WoRm_Gal More than 1 year ago
*I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads, this ARC was provided by the Authors for an honest review.  This was such a moving story! A story that was nearly impossible to put down. When I read the blurb, I’m not going to lie I was a little nervous, plus I’m a cover junkie and this one didn’t give much away, but boy howdy was I wrong. It was a captivating and thoughtful book that brought new perspective to even my eyes, and I’m a girl. The story took my breath away! I was high on the emotional roller coast and amazing world the author’s portrayed, a truly impressive job.  Ethan Miller’s a freshman with an astounding surprise when he wakes up on his first day of school, he’s a changer…. Surprise! When our young Ethan wakes up he is no longer the young skater boy who is disgruntled by the sudden move his parents forced him to make he is now a she, Drew to be precise. And Drew is about to enter the world of changers, young adults who change bodies every year of high school, to learn empathy and change the world.  This story is brimming with so much emotion and allows you to join Drew in her adventure to help preserve her race as well as learn what “to walk a mile in their shoes” really means. This is a transcendent book and I absolutely recommend it, I’m half tempted to bribe my husband to read it because I know anyone who reads Changers will find it profound and beautiful as I did, plus he might appreciate women and what we endure on a regular basis, lol. Honestly give it a try guys, you won’t regret it. 
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LibertadAraceli More than 1 year ago
Actual score 2.75 This book has a really interesting set up that peaked my interest when I was asked to review it. The plot revolves around Ethan, 14 year old boy that discovers he's from a race of people called Changers that transform every year in high school and are stuck like that all year. They have to chronicle their experiences as a different person and by the end of high school they have to choose who they wanted to be out of those 4 experiences. Very cool! In Ethan's case, he went from being a a boy to a girl and life knows that has to be hard. He had a lot of struggle with it throughout the book but after a while I forgot that he was born a boy. He transitioned into a girl so naturally that that became his new identity. I can only imagine that's what it's like for transgendered people. I don't entirely know and I don't want to compare it without offending another person but I imagine for trans people you wake up in this body you don't believe is yours, you feel the opposite of what you were born and that's a scary feeling. This book touches a similar base to the transgender identity.  The worldbuilding in the book wasn't anything really special.I understood what was explained to me but I can't help feeling like I was missing details or that they're could have been more to the history of how the Changers came to be. I think all in all this book was cute. Outside of Ethan living his life as a girl instead of how he was born, there wasn't really any diversity. I liked the relationships between some characters particularly between him and his best friend Audrey. But I just felt like there could have been more to keep my interest. I read it, enjoyed it but it wasn't life changing. I like the idea of being a different person for an entire year but what would be cooler is being to change into both male and female and being able to wake up as a different race. Imagine how different your experiences would be being a white girl for one year, and the next your a black guy. That would change how the whole world sees you, your experiences would be waaaay more complex. And think about it....the next person you change into is a female to male transgender of Indian descent. If the concept of the book was like this, I would invest way more into the series. But if the main protagonist doesn't learn anything new in the second installment, I may not continue with the series. After all what more can you learn if you just change into another white teenage boy? I received this book in exchange for an honest review via the publisher/publicist