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3.43  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,102 Ratings  ·  149 Reviews
Claire Martin has some serious body issues.

Ever since Claire hit her teens, electrical storms have been making her switch bodies. Usually she's back to her old self in no time. But when something goes terribly wrong, she finds herself stuck in the fabulous body—and life—of Larissa, the icy blonde beauty who has caught the eye of Nate, Claire's longtime crush.

Will Claire ev
Paperback, 215 pages
Published August 25th 2009 by HarperTeen (first published September 1st 2008)
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Dec 30, 2008 Nian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008
This takes having an identity crisis to a whole new level. Claire is a body switcher. On electrically charged nights, her soul leaves her body and travels to another. But there’s always her dead grandmother to fill her body for the night until Claire returns the next morning. However, one switching incident leaves her stuck in Larissa’s body with no way of returning to her own. But, does she even want to stop being beautiful and bold like the Larissa that everyone thinks she is?

1. What’s with t
Jan 25, 2009 Leah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Claire, an average-looking champion swimmer with a crush on an unattainable guy, a best friend who obsesses about her weight, and an unknown father, seems like a normal teenage girl -- except that during electrical storms, she has a tendency to temporarily "switch" bodies with other girls her age. Oh, and she regularly converses with her dead grandmother, who had the same problem (and who may or may not have died as a result of it). Aside from that, her life is pretty normal, until she finds her ...more
Jan 17, 2009 Rachel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Switch is the story of 15 year old Claire – a dead average girl with the inherited ability to switch bodies with other girls born at the same time she was. The ‘switch’ happens whenever she is touched by a strong electrical current (think lightning storm in the area). She has no control over the process and always returns to her own body when she falls asleep.

Until Larissa Hughes – size 2, wealthy, teen beauty queen. Claire switches with her and gets stuck. Chaos ensues as Claire finally gets th
Wendy Darling
Interesting concept, some funny dialogue, a fun relationship with her best friend Beanie..but other than that, very little happens, there's no tension, and it never feels like anything big is at stake. The book pretty much just ends--spoiler, they just switch back--and that's that. Pretty pointless.
Nov 23, 2010 Naomi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 23, 2010 McKenzie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Ok, I've got to admit, I've had this on my shelf for about a year. I was just never that interested, but now I finally read it. What got me reading was the concept. Claire's stuck in another girl's body, but the catch is, she has the attention of her crush now. She can't figure out how to get back, but does it really matter when she might want to stay this way?

I found this book to be so-so. It was fine; it just wasn't an amazing have-to-read-it kind of book. The concept of body switching was coo
Jul 30, 2011 Jessica rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen, library-books

My Review

Claire has more issues then just her body, she can see her dead grandmother, and she can switch body's with other people. Not just anybody though, they for one must be born under the same moon as her and two, they must be within a mile.
But when Claire switch's with a beautiful girl who is only there babysitting for the summer she doesn't want to give it up, she finally catches the eye of her crush, Nate, and can act in whatever way she wants. She
Jan 14, 2009 Sara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. Claire, a teen girl who temporarily finds herself in someone else's body whenever there's an electrical storm, wakes up in someone else's body one night and can't seem to get back into her own. I liked Claire a lot, and I liked her friends (and acquaintances) from the high school - none were perfect or stupid, and all had their flaws, which made them feel real. I liked how Claire discovered Larissa's problems (Larissa being the girl whose body she's stuck in) and how she realized that ...more
Aug 06, 2012 Sophie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: supernatural, fic
I like the idea of it. Being able to switch bodies is really interesting and what's even more interesting is switching bodies with a smoking hot Barbie doll! But, as Claire discovers, appearances aren't all what they seem. Sometimes people who seem perfect, have a tough life.

What I'm confused about is how Claire can see her Grandmother's spirit but she can't see Larissa's spirit. And why can she see spirits at all? I don't get how seeing spirits ties into switching bodies & electricity. Elec
Apr 09, 2014 Shirley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In the book, "Switch", by Carol Snow, a 15 year old girl named Claire was just a normal girl. She is a swimmer and a very good one. Although, there is one thing that she has that is a unusual...whenever there is a lightning she switches bodies with someone. But she always switches back after a short period of time. Her grandmother had the same ability as well, but her grandmother passed away, but she as a ghost visits Claire. One day Claire switched bodies with another girl named Larissa. Lariss ...more
I am so sick of saying "well it was a cute read" and yes it was a cute read

but I would have much rather spent my time reading one of the hundreds of books that are EPIC, change your lifes, make you fangirl, that I own!

Maybe if I was younger I would have ate it up and adored it, but I didn't understand plot back then. I also hadn't read enough to know this book, while interesting, has been done. And I will presume it has been done better by someone other than Carol Snow.

Sorry dear.

I mean it has
May 09, 2012 Geli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: supernatural, teen
this is a very interesting story about a girl that can switch bodies with girls who have similar birthdays as herself when there are thunderstorms.

its a very nice story about being comfortable in your own skin. it was not a powerful read but a light hearted one and quite sad overall. the message the story gives out is a good and i think its important that young girls get that message in a positive way that isnt too preachy.
Jul 11, 2009 Kathy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, urbanfantasy
Even tho this has the fantasy element of body switching, really it's about body image, being comfortable in your own skin, and the old adage of don't envy someone until you've walked in their shoes (in this case, literally)...Cover is cool but doesn't match the description of the plain-looking heroine in the book. Good for tween/teen females who like reality fiction but are assigned to read a fantasy
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I did like this book but the ending was not what i expected because it seemed to contradict what the author was saying the entire book. Besides this it was okay.
J.D. Stroube
I did not enjoy this book. Hardly anything happens throughout the book, and the ending was terrible. I would not recommend this to anyone...
Not too long ago I read Repossessed by A. M Jenkins about a devil hijacking a body. Switch does it more realistically without the devil bullshit - it's involuntary and requires a simple jolt of electricity. It's about this girl who's able to communicate with her dead grandmother, and also has the "ability" to jump from her own body to some random person's. Usually she gets back to her own body by sleeping, and the switch usually happens when there's a thunderstorm and strong lightning, but one d ...more
Christy And Danielle
Claire Martin lives in a small beach town called Sandyland. Claire isn't an ordinary girl but the only person other then herself that knows about her "abnormality" is her grandmother who isn't exactly living.

Claire's grandmother, Evelyn, tells her that it's completely normal. That the "switching" is just something that happens when it storms because it happened with Evelyn as well. Claire switches bodies with other girls her age. Evelyn tells her that she can only switch with girls that were bo
May 08, 2010 Ash rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm really torn as to what I wish to say about this novel. My school librarian handed it to me one day as I was borrowing out a stack of books and said I might like this. The truth is I did like it, but I was left feeling as though the story didn't really develop in a logical way despite the magnificence of the storyline! It's not every day that an idea this original finds it way into a book these days, and the really sad thing was it just didn't for some reason entirely sit well with me, when I ...more
Mar 26, 2009 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
Switch reminded me of Wake because of the “accidentally-coming-into-your-body-slash-seeing-your-dreams” stuff. Seriously. I mean, besides the fact that Wake was about dream catching and Switch was about body changing, they almost follow the same type of plot.

Both girls have powers that they didn’t ask for and both girls each encounter some sort of adventure that has something to do with that specific power. For Claire, it was accidentally going into someone’s body and staying there…longer than s
Taschima Cullen
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This is a "Be careful what you wish for" kinda novel. Claire the typical girl with shoulders as wide as the sea gets switch with the amazonian beauty that's called Larrissa. This is not her first switching, she has switch before during storms and a freaky experiment in science class, but it is the first time when she, herself, did not want to leave back all that is being given to her. What will Claire do? Be stuck for ever in the body of an amazonian go
I liked this one, I liked Claire and I liked reading from her pov. Claire isn't really happy with her self image so when she switches in to what she thinks is the perfect girl she decides to have a little fun. Most of the book Claire is in Larissa's body and she gets to see what life is like for someone "perfect" but she soon discovers things about Larissa life that suck compared to her own. She also can see the ghost of her grandmother, so when Claire gets switched to someone else body, her gra ...more
Caitlin O
Mar 17, 2012 Caitlin O rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: teen girls
Switch was a really good book. It is about a strong girl named Claire Martin that was living a normal life, until she hit her teens. Electrical storms were starting to get more common in Sandyland, where she lives, she would "switch bodies." When the switching occurred, it would be automatic and uncontrollable so she had no choice if she wanted to switch or not. She can only switch with girls her age that live near her.
Even though the book didn't start out extremely exciting, I kept reading. I
Dec 07, 2010 Katie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Review: Claire Martin has been having problems since she was a teenager. And they weren't normal teenage problems either, they were body switching episodes occurring when ever there's a thunderstorm in the area. Now Claire's switched with a vacationer in her town and can't get back to her regular body. Even more weird, Claire or the body she's in has the attention of Claire's long time crush. The biggest question is: will she be able to get back to her body?

I discovered this book by complete acc
Claire Martin has some serious body issues.

Not much happens in Claire's sleepy beach town, but that's okay. All she wants is to hang out with her best friend, make the high school swim team, and convince Nate, the guy of her dreams, to stop calling her "Dude." And, oh—she'd really, really like to stay in her own skin.

Ever since Claire hit her teens, electrical storms have been making her switch bodies. Usually she's back to her old self in no time. But when something goes terribly wrong, she fin
Dec 04, 2013 El rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a fun, easily immersing little read. It played out as if it was just one small episode in a hypothetical "Switch" TV series. A little too mild and chaste for MTV, but possibly not too supernatural for somewhere like ABC Family to host it. Anyway, I enjoyed it! I liked Claire's POV, her narration of the story was sometimes wistful, often witty, yet always hopeful. She had a real "can-do" attitude throughout the novel; that let me respect her, but at the same time she didn't mask her vulner ...more
Dec 05, 2011 Evangeline rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE
Recommended to Evangeline by: Myself (Lol)
I have to be honest I did like this book. I thought it would be really bad based on the reveiws I read but it was pretty good. Now why did I give it 3 stars? Heres why

1) Unlikable main character:

What I mean is really just that The main character Clare is really annoying. She has a really low self asteam and really got on my nerves. She was messing with people lives! Can she be anymore interfering I mean really! Its not her life to change.

2) I don't like Evelyn:

What-so-ever. I think she is wrong
Dec 02, 2011 2Melody6385 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Claire has been switching bodies with girls ever since her newly teen years. Electrical storms have been making her switch bodies. She usually switches back to her normal self in a few but when she makes a switch with Larissa she is stuck like that. Larissa is a gorgeous yet not so fit diva who has Nate's ( Claire's crush ) attention. When Claire and Larissa switch, they both live two different lives in confusion for awhile and observe each others lives. Claire's past grandmother's soul is guidi ...more
Nov 10, 2010 Ashley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Author: Carol Snow
Pages: 224
Source: Purchased from Barnes and Noble
Series or Standalone?: Standalone

When lightning strikes and electric currents are in the air, Claire Martin temporarily switches into the body of any nearby girl born under the same moon as her. She knows she’s not normal ... but she’s dealing with it. Besides, it usually only lasts for a few hours and then she wakes up in her own body. So when she finds herself trapped in the body of the beautiful new girl in town, her whole wor
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Breanna F. for

Claire Martin is your average 15-year-old girl. She has her loving mom (Dr. Martin) and her best friend, Beanie. She also has a big crush on her fellow swimming buddy, Nate. And of course the ghost of her deceased grandmother (Evelyn) who has been around since Claire was a baby, even long before that. She probably doesn't sound that average anymore, right?

Here's the real kicker: Claire is what she and her grandmother call a "Switcher." Whenever a bad s
AJ LeBlanc
Quick and easy premise:

Fifteen year old Claire is a girl with normal and fairly easy teenage problems. Nate, the love of her life, sees her as a bro. Her body, while strong from swimming, isn’t going to turn any heads. She’s average. Well, she would be if it wasn’t for two things: she hangs out with her dead grandmother and she sometimes switches bodies with other girls.

OK, so everything is normal and quiet about her except for that whole switching bodies. Turns out that electricity does somethi
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