Birthday Surprises

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Switched at Birthday by Natalie Standiford is a book about two girls who have nothing in common, except for the same birthday.

Switched at Birthday by Natalie Standiford is a book about two girls who have nothing in common, except for the same birthday. Lavender is a girl who is short, awkward, and not popular but has a kind and understanding family who always hugs and kisses. Scarlet is tall, fit, pretty, but her family isn’t exactly fun to live with. She has an annoying stepbrother and a mean stepfather. Scarlet is also a wonderful soccer player.

 

Scarlet and Lavender are not fond of each other, and rarely agree. However, one thing they agree on is their wish to switch bodies. When their wish comes true, it gets to be a big mess. With their identities switched, Scarlet and Lavender start having problems with school, boys, sports, and other things. The girls are worried that things will never go back to normal.

 

A creative thing the author did with this book is that in every chapter, the narrator alternated between Scarlet and Lavender. This book is good for ages eight through ten. It is also a great book for imaginative people who like adventure. Switched at Birthday was also really good because I felt like I knew the characters and they were my friends. Natalie Standiford did a great job on this novel.