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Lindsey Summers

eBook - 2017

Was it just a cell phone swap … or fate? It's bad enough when high-school senior Keeley mistakenly swaps cell phones with a stranger. It's even worse when the stranger turns out to be an obnoxious, self-centered boy named Talon … who's just left for football camp with her phone. Reluctantly, the two agree to forward messages for a week. As Keeley gets to know Talon through their texts, she finds out he's more than just an egocentric jock. In fact, the two fall for each ot...her, hard. But Talon has been keeping a secret. One that makes their relationship all but impossible. Will Keeley ever be able to trust him? This romance offers high-school drama, humor and heart, plus a love story that will sweep you away.

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[United States] : Kids Can Press 2017.
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English
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1 online resource
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
ISBN
9781771388405
1771388404
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AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
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Lindsey Summers (author)
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Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 9 Up—Keeley and her best friend end every summer in the same way: they go to the fair at the pier and ride the Ferris wheel. This time, the ritual is more important because the girls are beginning their senior year and their futures after high school are uncertain. While in line for the Ferris wheel, Keeley suddenly realizes that she does not have her phone, so she rushes back to the food area to try to find it. Luckily, she sees a phone on the ground; it's only later that she notices that it isn't hers. It turns out that it belongs to Talon, who is on his way to football camp—with her phone, instead of his—and they'll have to wait a week until they can switch again. Thus begins the transformation from quiet, shy Keeley to strong, assertive Keeley. Over the course of the week, Keeley and Talon fall for each other, but life is complicated. Once they discover each other's true identities, the obstacles to their romance mount. Summers's debut novel, which started as The Cell Phone Swap on Wattpad, uses text messages to help move the plot along, a narrative choice that at first feels forced but gradually works well. While the book relies on a clichéd trope, it is laugh-out-loud funny in parts. YAs who appreciate a good love story will overlook the predictable plot and enjoy seeing the events play out. VERDICT The author has taken a typical summer romance and made it fresh. Purchase where contemporary romances are in high demand.—Nicole Detter-Smith, Homestead High School, IN Copyright 2017 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

When her phone is accidentally switched with a phone belonging to a jock classmate just as he departs for summer football camp, a high school senior steps out of the shadow of her more popular twin brother and finds herself falling for the boy when they m