Exp. Pub.: January 7, 2014
One Sloane Jacobs is having trouble landing her triple spin, another Sloane Jacobs is having trouble shooting the puck. Both are having personal problems and neither are fond of going to Montreal for a month long camp in their respective sports. So when they literally bump into one another at the hotel, it occurs to them that they could each take a break from their lives for a bit. Sure, they'd have to pick up a new sport rather quickly, but neither of them want to face their real issues at the moment.
Being Sloane Jacobs was a rather cute YA read. Since this was a fish-out-of-water / freaky-Friday combo, I sort of wished the two girls had more of a personality clash, because their voices were incredibly similar. I'm not going to lie, even once I finished the novel, I couldn't tell you which one was Sloane Emily vs. Sloan Devon. Even though the chapters are labeled with their name, I had to rely on the secondary characters and the camp to know who was speaking to me. Regardless, it was a light, sweet read with blossoming friendships and boyfriends and learning to overcome whatever's bring you down, so if that's what you need right now, you should pick this up.
ARC provided by Random House Children's for honest review.