Library Journal Review
Gr 9 Up-Keeley and her best friend end every summer in the same way: they go to the fair at the pier and ride the Ferris wheel. This time, the ritual is more important because the girls are beginning their senior year and their futures after high school are uncertain. While in line for the Ferris wheel, Keeley suddenly realizes that she does not have her phone, so she rushes back to the food area to try to find it. Luckily, she sees a phone on the ground; it's only later that she notices that it isn't hers. It turns out that it belongs to Talon, who is on his way to football camp-with her phone, instead of his-and they'll have to wait a week until they can switch again. Thus begins the transformation from quiet, shy Keeley to strong, assertive Keeley. Over the course of the week, Keeley and Talon fall for each other, but life is complicated. Once they discover each other's true identities, the obstacles to their romance mount. Summers's debut novel, which started as The Cell Phone Swap on Wattpad, uses text messages to help move the plot along, a narrative choice that at first feels forced but gradually works well. While the book relies on a clichéd trope, it is laugh-out-loud funny in parts. YAs who appreciate a good love story will overlook the predictable plot and enjoy seeing the events play out. VERDICT The author has taken a typical summer romance and made it fresh. Purchase where contemporary romances are in high demand.-Nicole Detter-Smith, Homestead High School, IN © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.