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Swapping Lives

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Swapping Lives

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Jane Green
publisher:
Viking
genre:
Fiction

We gave it a B-

Victoria is a single, swinging editor in London; Amber is a trailer-park waif-turned-wealthy housewife in suburban Connecticut.

Source of Angst
In a move that could only happen in chick lit, the two swap places temporarily for a mag article.

Weighty Issues
”Originally a size larger than Amber, Vicky has been dieting furiously to get into Amber’s wardrobe….”

Lowdown
Lives‘ message — grass, shockingly, not always greener! — is hammered home too often, and shallow Amber is borderline hateable.