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It's Freaky Friday meets Hannah Montana when two twelve-year-old girls--one a famous TV star, the other an obsessive fan--switch bodies with hilarious and disastrous results.

Ruby Rivera is a twelve-year-old superstar with millions of followers. Skylar Welshman is a seventh grader who wants to be cool--and she's Ruby's biggest fan. When Skylar and Ruby meet on the set of Ru
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Hardcover, 432 pages
Published November 13th 2018 by Delacorte Press
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Emma Andje
May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
*actual rating is 3.5 stars*

When a prop for Ruby Rivera’s television show swaps seventh-grader Skylar Welshman’s life of junior high school drama for Ruby’s life of celebrity, the tweens are ecstatic. They slowly learn, however, that no one has a “perfect life;” everyone has problems and insecurities. But are their borrowed bodies’ problems easier to deal with than their own? A lighthearted take on Freaky Friday tackles topics of body image, bullying, and the difficulties of fame.
Ms. Yingling
Dec 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Ruby Rivera is the star of a popular genie-themed television show, but she's not entirely happy with the life that entails. Skylar Welshman, A Ruby Rivera super fan, has had to move from Massachusetts to California with her mother, who is a professor, and is really not happy with the way the girls in her new school are treating her. When one day is especially bad, she hops on a bus to go to the studio where Ruby is filming, and the two end up locked in a props close
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Barbara
The title for this book is actually perfect for its content and its message since its two protagonists learn that the lives they have thought they wanted might not be quite what they expected. Twelve-year-old Ruby Rivera is a star with millions of fans, but she hates playing the character in Ruby of the Lamp and dreams of a much more normal life in which she has time to relax, read books, and eat the foods she loves. Skylar Welshman has just moved to California with her mother, who loves books a ...more
Hannah Middlebrooke
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a fun and easy YA read.
Lizz Axnick
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-not-read
This was a fun book to read. Although it has been done before, a la Freaky Friday, I still enjoyed reading it.
Inge
I'm not rating this one, because it wouldn't feel fair.

Admittedly, it took a while to get used to MG again, especially this kind of 'young' MG. It really did enjoy the last part though, in all its Freaky Friday Hollywood glory.

Also, I already recommended it to an 11-year-old and I am 100% positive she'll gobble it up. It's that kind of cute, glittery and fun.
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Jessica Brody knew from a young age that she wanted to be a writer. She started self “publishing” her own books when she was seven years old, binding the pages together with cardboard, wallpaper samples, and electrical tape.

After graduating from Smith College in 2001 where she double majored in Economics and French and minored in Japanese, Jessica later went on to work for MGM Studios as a Manager
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