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Trading Faces (Trading Faces #1)

4.20  ·  Rating Details  ·  5,407 Ratings  ·  237 Reviews
In Trading Faces, identical twin sisters Emma (the smart one) and Payton (the popular one) start seventh grade at a brand-new school and discover they’ve been assigned entirely different schedules—so when they get sick of their respective cliques, they secretly switch places. What ensues is a hilarious yet poignant romp from middle school to the mall as the twins learn wha ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published December 22nd 2009 by Aladdin (first published January 5th 2008)
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Nov 20, 2008 Nellie rated it it was amazing
twins can trick
Oct 17, 2008 Mckenna is currently reading it
Its a good book
 10-12 Jaycie
Oct 19, 2010 10-12 Jaycie rated it it was amazing
i loved this i read this through my bff's it is about to identical twins that trade places at school and have to whole different perspectives on life! One is very popular and the other just kinda hangs in her shadow nerdy and smart! I love it to death. This relates to two of my best friends Trinit and Jordan but they both are smart and beautiful and un-nerdy in every way!!!
Odalys Perez
Mar 06, 2011 Odalys Perez rated it really liked it
Had you ever had a problem in which you had a sibling to help you? perhaps a twin? have you ever traded personality with a twin?as if you were the other twin and the other twin was you? Well, Payton and Emma did.
Emma and Payton mills were both twins, at the age 12. They were both just about to start the seventh grade at a new school. Payton was a girl who just liked the attention, being popular, and hanging out with with one of the cool popular girls. Payton was tall as five feet, had light br
Frances W.
I'm currently reading Trading Faces by Julia DeVillers an Jennifer Roy. What's really cool is that the authors are actually twins. So far the story is in chronological order. Each chapter is the two twins (Emma and Payton) school periods. For instance, chapter three is home room for Payton and chapter four is home room for Emma. I love reading how the twins are actually really different once you get to know them. This relates to me when I first came to this school and saw that there were much mo ...more
Lindsey Byster
Feb 13, 2012 Lindsey Byster rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fourth-quarter
I really liked this book!!! It is my favorite type of genre...REALISTIC FICTION!!! Also, one of the main characters, Payton, is just like me in the sense that we are both girly and fun to be around! I also like how it relates my life in school.

The plot of this book is that Payton and Emma are the new girls at their new school, and all they want is to fit in and not be made fun of. Whether they get made fun of for being weird twins, or wearing the wrong shirt, they really just want to make friend
Aug 09, 2010 Madison rated it it was amazing
although haven't read the book i just know that it will be a great book.just because at the back of my book liberty porter first daughter new girl in town.he author Julia DeVillers wrote the book.

Samantha Diaz
Jan 13, 2015 Samantha Diaz rated it it was amazing
The book the I finished reading is called Trading Faces by Julia DeVillers and Jennifer Roy. My opinion of the book is amazing. The setting of the book is in school because this is where the twins switched placed and a lot of drama had happened. The main character(s) are the two twins name Payton and Emma. Payton and Emma are the ones who are the point of view because they write in the diaries way. I like it how I can see both their feelings and how they react to one another. They switched becau ...more
Oct 20, 2008 Kate rated it it was amazing
This book was awesome! I love the switching back and forth with the chapters, because I wouldn't follow just one twin.
Jun 17, 2015 Simran rated it it was amazing
So good!
Stephanie Jay
Dec 09, 2012 Stephanie Jay rated it it was amazing
I just finished this book a second ago! It was really good. You would think it would be a little too cheesy because of the cover picture. It's not at all cheesy! It is really good! I finished it in two days, because I wanted to keep reading and reading.....! This book is about two twin girls. One is a brainiac, and the other is a fashionista! They are having a rough time in school with the friends that they have so they decide to switch places, in a janitors closet. It's easy being each other a ...more
Mackenzie Smith
Nov 26, 2012 Mackenzie Smith rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading the book Trading Faces by Julia Dellivers. She also wrote another book similar to this one called Double Feature. They are both really exciting books to read. I really enjoyed it! This was a nonfiction book and parts of it were mystery.

This book was about two twin sisters Peyton and Emma who have decided to switch places! Nobody know they have switched except for them, not even their parents know. Mean while they are hanging out with each others friends, wearing each ot
Feb 22, 2012 Nellie rated it it was ok
In the book "Trading Faces" there are two main characters that are identical twins, named Payton and Emma. Payton is a type of girl that loves popularity and how she looks, on the other hand Emma is shy and is very focused on her grades. In this book, Payton becomes humiliated when an incident happens, but her loving sister suggests that they switch places at school. In the book "I'm Not Her", there are two sisters that are two years apart named Kristina and Tess. Kristina is the athletic and po ...more
Alesha Glaser
I thought this book was really intresting. I liked how they made the book so much reall life. Their is to twins and they move into a new town. Now they have to go to middle school. In a new town emma she is all girly girl and has to have every thing new and loves to wear skirts and dressy tops. On the other hand her sister payton wears sweats and sweat shirts and doesn't care what other people think of her. on the first day of school they talk about how they are going to get the question.The qu ...more
Jan 04, 2013 Lauren rated it really liked it
Trading Faces by Julia Devillers and Jennifer Roy is about two twins, Payton and Emma, who start off seventh grade not knowing anyone! This is their first year in middle school and receives completely different schedules. They don’t even have lunch or homeroom together. Before this year, they went to a school which had one class per grade, so they were never really spit up. Sometimes Emma and Payton just want to fit it, they sometimes fight and thought “what if we trade places?” that question le ...more
KayLee J.
Nov 01, 2012 KayLee J. rated it it was amazing
I recently finished Trading Faces by Julia DeVillers. It's about two twins Emma And Payton Mills. They start seventh grade at a brand new school but are assigned completely different schedules- for the very first time. At that moment I was thinking what's going to happen? The reason why I really enjoyed this book is because the author took turns between each chapter from Payton to Emma and Emma to Payton, describing how they felt and from each of their point of views. Soon trying hard to friend ...more
Jun 13, 2012 Leah rated it really liked it

When I was younger, I always wanted a twin. Someone who would always be there, someone I could play with.

But this book shows the ups and downs of being a twin. To make things worse, these twins were identical.

Two of my friends are twins. They always get mistaken for each other. I can tell them apart, but before I became friends with them, I really had no idea. This book tells people what it's really like to be a twin, with hilarious questions throughout it.

Like, "are you two twins?"

If I had a t
Sophie Riggsby
Dec 30, 2012 Sophie Riggsby rated it it was amazing
Shelves: middle-grade
*Review posted on Mundie Kids on 1/2/2013*

I love twin-switch stories myself so I was thrilled when MundieTween picked up this book. While neither one of us are twins, my daughter could relate to having a sibling and being asked "which one are you?" just like Payton and Emma.

It's hard to establish your own identity in middle school and it's twice as hard for a twin. The incident that precedes the switch was funny and my tween could relate to it because she's not a fan of school lunches. Both she
Sep 30, 2014 Paige rated it it was amazing
This book is about two twin girls named Emma and Payton. They are started a new school and they want to fit, but just has they are starting to fit in, Payton made a big mistake. Now the two have to switch and pretend to be each other. payton and Emma were doing fine for a few weeks, but then someone messed up!

I really liked this. I really like this book because it was exciting and funny. It was about how girls grow up in school and how to face their problems. I like how the characters are brave
Tenzin Pema
May 01, 2016 Tenzin Pema rated it it was amazing
Prompt 6
The Book Trading Faces by Julia DeVillers, and Jennifer Roy is a very adventurous book about two twins named Payton and Emma who are started seventh grade in their new school. Payton being the twin who is all about fashion, and Emma being the one who is all about studying, Payton and Emma soon realize they have completely different schedules and they both find each other's more convenient for themselves, so they decide to switch. They both end up having a crush on a boy, but what will ha
Valerie Torres
Feb 28, 2016 Valerie Torres rated it it was amazing
Title: Switching Faces Author: Jennifer MCcoy and Julia DeVillers Genre:Realistic Fiction

Switching Faces takes place in a middle school and the main characters are two twins name Payton and Emma. Emma is a brainiac and Payton is the popular one. They are starting at a brand new school and learn that they have been assigned different schedules. But when they are having a rough time, they secretly switch places. At first it seems like a good idea and they actually like being each other, but throu
Dec 07, 2015 Charlotte rated it really liked it
Emma and Payton, seventh grade twins, are exited to start school, well Payton is. She is the one that wants to be popular, have a boyfriend, make a lot of friends, and decorate her locker, her room, and herself with clothing and make-up. Emma wants to have good grades, be the best in her class,friends phooey, and avoid Payton telling her to be fashionable. But when Payton gets in trouble, Emma has to change places with her. This leads to Payton realising that being smart is nice, and Emma also ...more
Sep 25, 2014 Estelle rated it really liked it
I thought trading faces by Julia DeVillers was an excellent book. I liked how Payton and Emma solved their middle school problems. They always stood up for each other no matter what.
May 05, 2010 Jaiden♥ rated it really liked it
Well I started out thinking it wasn't the best book in the world, but as I kept reading I started to enjoy it more. Sometimes the girls got on my nerves by the way they thought and talked, but if you look past that it's really not a bad book. Sometimes I could tell when Julia DeVillers wrote a certain part (since she worked on it with her sister) by the way the writing style was. So this book was pretty good. Not the absolute best and not the worst.
Sep 29, 2010 Cindy rated it really liked it
What a fun read! I have to give three cheers to Julia DeVillers! This book is very well written. There were times I couldn't put it down.
Who doesn't think a set of twins is a great storyline for a book? These two twins couldn't be more different, yet after switching places, they find they have more in common than originally thought. Although not the main story theme, I like the lessons they learn about each other in the end.
Plainsboro Public Library
Jul 13, 2014 Plainsboro Public Library rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews-for-kids
Emma and Peyton Mills are twins who are about to enter the new and exciting world of middle school. For their entire lives, they have been in the same elementary school with the same classmates. Everyone knows them, and is able to distinguish between the identical twins. However, now it is a new school with all different students. In other words, no one will know the difference between Emma and Peyton, and they will hear the same question reiterated to them: Which one are you?

The twins are not
Meyss Tazi
Oct 10, 2014 Meyss Tazi rated it liked it
Trading Faces is a really nice book for all kinds of student. Especially Twins. Trading Faces is a book about two twins. Payton and Emma. Payton cares more about popularity and her look while Emma, she’s the smart one. They were both starting 7th grade. They were really exited but there was only one problem. Payton and Emma had totally different schedules for the first time. They always had the same schedule.

Payton is not really quit and one time gets humiliated and she feels like she doesn’t w
Feb 03, 2016 Arooj rated it really liked it
"Trading Faces" is a great book about two twins named Emma and Payton who start middle school and face some difficulties with school and making friends. So when one day Payton is having a hard day and text's Emma to help her Emma gets this crazy idea of trading faces. They're twins so they look alike and nobody notices for some time that Payton's not really Payton and Emma's not really Emma. Payton cares more about fashion and how she looks and making friends and being popular while Emma is the ...more
Carol Briseno
Jul 25, 2014 Carol Briseno rated it it was amazing
I read this during middle school and loved it. It's a perfect book to read during that time period. It features crushes and individuality between sisters.

The one thing I loved about this book was that the two twins switched places and got to live in the others shoes (So to say) to see how the other one lives. In the end, they both realize that the lifestyle they thought they wanted wasn't what they expected. It was fun at first but as time passed things got complicated and neither one wanted to
Nov 20, 2009 Jasmine rated it it was amazing
I love this book.This book was talking about twins going to a new middle school and on the first day Payton's strap broke and they switched places..... That's all I'm going to tell.
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