Title: Being Sloane Jacobs
Author : Lauren Morrill
Published : January 7th, 2014
Source : Netgalley
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Meet Sloane Emily Jacobs: a seriously stressed-out figure-skater from Washington, D.C., who choked during junior nationals and isn’t sure she’s ready for a comeback. What she does know is that she’d give anything to escape the mass of misery that is her life.
Now meet Sloane Devon Jacobs, a spunky ice hockey player from Philly who’s been suspended from her team for too many aggressive hip checks. Her punishment? Hockey camp, now, when she’s playing the worst she’s ever played. If she messes up? Her life will be over.
When the two Sloanes meet by chance in Montreal and decide to trade places for the summer, each girl thinks she’s the lucky one: no strangers to judge or laugh at Sloane Emily, no scouts expecting Sloane Devon to be a hero. But it didn’t occur to Sloane E. that while avoiding sequins and axels she might meet a hockey hottie—and Sloane D. never expected to run into a familiar (and very good-looking) face from home. It’s not long before the Sloanes discover that convincing people you’re someone else might be more difficult than being yourself.
I was super excited to read this one, I loved her debut Meant To Be, it was so adorable and fun and I was hoping that I loved Being Sloane Jacobs just as much. I didn’t love it as much as Meant To Be but, it was still adorable and fun. It had a movie vibe and you had to suspend a bit of belief and get over the fact that this probably couldn’t happen in real life. But, it was still so much fun.
When 2 Sloane Jacobs have a chance meeting in Canada they changed each other’s summers forever. Sloane Emily is a figure skater who isn’t so sure that going back into competitive figure skating is something she wants to do. Sloane Devon is a ice hockey player who can’t handle the pressure of playing good enough to get into college. They decide to switch places and they each go to the other’s sports camp for the summer and fun, romance, and lessons are learned.
I loved getting to see each of the girls in the different elements trying to be the other girl because they were complete opposites. They both learned so much about each sport and found so much of themselves through switching places and that made it so much fun.
Overall, Lauren Morrill created another book that gives you the good feelings but, it lacked a bit compared to Meant To Be. If you are looking for a read that makes you feel good, definitely check this one out.