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Transfer Student (Starjump #1)

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“A page-turner of a Young Adult Science Fiction love story”
- The San Francisco Book Review
Star Rating: 4.5 out of 5

A spell-binding intergalactic tale of beauty & the geek.

Two Worlds––Two Teens––One Wish

Rhoe and Ashley would never be friends.
Even if they lived on the same planet.
But, they’ll become so much more.
They’ll transfer.

Earthling Ashley’s world revolves ar...more
Paperback, 212 pages
Published March 29th 2012 by CreateSpace
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Jennifer
When I started this book I didn't look too closely at the description. So I had no idea the two people switching bodies were a male and female. It made things quite interesting. I love aliens and I love body switching stories so I was excited to read this based on that alone. Ashley is a beautiful and popular girl but her mom expects her to marry rich. She wants to be a doctor. Then on another planet there is Rhoe. He is a geek and is currently working on a science project to starjump. His mom a...more
Sarika Patkotwar
If I were to describe Transfer Student using only three adjectives, I'd say that it was- captivating, interesting and impressive.
From the moment the author Laura A.H. Elliott spread the word about the book, I wanted to read it and was lucky enough to have won a giveaway hosted by the author herself for which I would like to thank her once again.
Transfer Student is the story of two teenagers- one living on Planet Earth (Ashley) and the other from Planet Retha (Rhoe). A task as simple as star- ga...more
Lauren
Who wouldn’t love to swap bodies with an alien from another planet? That also just happens to be the opposite sex? Well, Ashley and Rhoe for starters. Sucked from their respective planets due to an ill-timed wish, the teens are now trapped inside the other’s life: and body. As Ms. Popular, Ashley is always on top -- the one who says and does whatever it takes to get what she wants. In contrast, Rhoe is the geek who always gets picked on for standing out. While Rhoe searches for any trace of his...more
Paula  Phillips
Have you watched all those movie's like The Hot Girl , The Change-Up etc . The one's where something magical happens and somehow you end up swapping bodies with them ? Ever since, I was a little girl I have loved the story of The Prince and the Pauper. The one where the prince and the pauper look identical and they switch places and nobody realises till the very end of the book.
Laura Elliott's new novel is like that "Transfer Student" takes places when Ashley - Miss Perfect and Popular from mod...more
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
My take on this? It was kind of like Freaky Friday meets another world.

What do I mean by that exactly?

Instead of a mother and daughter switching places we have a boy from one planet (Retha) and a girl from our planet who both long for the same things. Both are wanting to be better. They want to change their lives, they just want more.

They both happen to be attracted to the stars and in a freak twist of fate, their souls travel through time and space into each others bodies and then the chaos beg...more
aobibliophile™
Like a bolt out of the blue Fate steps in and sees you through When you wish upon a star Your dreams come true - Pinocchio, 1940 Walt Disney animated film


from across the universe, two teens get transferred when they make the same wish at the same time. Rhoe finds himself on Earth while Ashley lands on Rhoe's home planet Retha. the problem is that Rhoe takes on Ashley's physical form and Queen of Beverly Hills High Ashley is now an alien boy - parts and all.
author Laura A.H. Elliott spins an inte...more
Autumn Review
As some of you now, I usually do my own summary of the book, but as it is already listed above, I will keep my review to my thoughts only. I typically don't read books about aliens or anything sci-fish, but I decided to give this a shot. I had the pleasure of meeting Laura a few months ago, so I was looking forward to reading some of her work.


Transfer Student was nothing like I thought it was going to be. It wasn't heavy on the sci-fi, which I was happy about. I mean there is alien terminology...more
Bryna Butler
"Great, my first wish killed me." ~Ashley

I wouldn't call myself a sci-fi fan, but I read Laura Elliott's "13 on Halloween" and loved it so much that I thought I would give this one a try. I quickly found out that it's less of a sci-fi story and more of a boy/girl finding themselves story. Her descriptions bring the planet of Retha alive through Beverly Hill's popularity queen Ashley's eyes. Elliott never disappoints when it comes to originality. That is perhaps this book's most endearing quality...more
Kate's Reads
The newly released "Transfer Student", Laura A. H. Elliott, puts a whole new spin on the Freaky Friday/Trading Places theme. Rhoe and Ashley are two teenagers from totally different planets. When they both wish upon a star for things to change the starjumping machine that Rhoe built allows them to switch places.

Rhoe is a teenage boy on planet Retha and a self proclaimed 'quark' (or nerd in earth-speak). Ashley is the popularity queen of Beverly Hills High School. They are both shocked when they...more
C.A. Kunz
An ABSOLUTE AWESOME READ. OMG I love everything about this gem of a story. The world that Ms. Elliot created is amazing and described so well I could visualize every little part of this BRILLANT READ!!!!! I lost so much sleep over this book I look like a Zombie, but who cares I so enjoyed the book and didn't want it to end. I can't wait for the sequel! Take a chance, you won't be disappointed! 5 STARS for sure and a definited TWO THUMBS UP! LOVED IT :)
Bryna Butler
I'm not usually one for sci-fi but this was one that I'd recommend. Fun read. Sci-fi feel without the extreme sci-fi geekiness. Alien learns to drive a stick and surf, what more can I say. Powerful storytelling. Don't be a quark...read it!
Jenny
3 1/2 Stars

Transfer Student starts off almost sleepily & sort of meanders it's way into the action. There was almost an alien feel to the Earth described in the first few chapters surrounding Ashley. I can't pinpoint exactly why that was but perhaps it was merely foreign to me to be in the inner circle with the supposed "in crowd" as they wildly hurtled themselves through drugs & sexual references while on a field trip. That Ashley behaved so masculine with regard to her sexual desires &...more
Marie
This book sent me to sleep.
It was that boring.

I have been struggling somewhat with what rating I think this book deserves and I have settled on 1.5 stars.

I was so dissappointed since it sounded so good.
I had to fight with myself to keep my eyes open and to finish this book.

The start is so slow and not much happens. You keep waiting for it to pick up and get going but truthfully it hardly gets any better at all.

First off you meet Ashley and Rhoe. Ashley being a gorgeous and popular human...more
Jenn

***NOTE MY REVIEWS OFTEN CONTAIN SPOILERS***


Rhoe is a teenage male alien on the planet Retha who’s lost his father to the other side, a place where no one ever comes back from, and hold on to his memory by desperately pursing their last experiment together a project called starjumping. Rhoe is convinced that starjumping to the planet earth will give him what he needs to heel his dying brother and somehow bring his father back to him. Ashley is the most popular girl at Beverly Hills High, but som...more
wild-abyss
The story is interesting enough but holy crap was this thing not ready to be published. Confusing sentence structure, abrupt changes in characterization and I don't even know how many times I re-read a segment wondering if there were missing words. I came away thinking that it could have been much better with a thorough edit.
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Hi, my name is Laura and I've been telling stories professionally for decades. Whether for broadcast on E! Entertainment Television or as features and hard news articles at The Los Angeles Times, I bring a light, compassionate heart and passion for telling stories in new and compelling ways. My love for telling stories through video developed at The Los Angeles Times and continues with the book tr...more
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