Friday, 22 January 2016

YOUNG ADULT REVIEW: Changers 1: Drew - T Copper and Alison Glock-Cooper

Release Date: 14/01/16
Publisher:  Atom


Some teenagers worry about who they'll wake up next to. Others worry about who they'll wake up as...

Ethan Miller is about to start high school in a brand-new town. He's finally sporting a haircut he doesn't hate, has grown two inches since middle school, and can't wait to try out for the soccer team. At last, everything is looking up in life.

Until the next morning. When Ethan awakens as a girl.

Welcome to the world of Changers.


I wanted to read this book as I was more than interested in the idea’s that it promised to explore, how someone would adjust to not just a new school but a new body/gender/identity yet, the character just seems to slip into it and to be honest really annoyed me as all they seemed to do was fulfil stereotypes rather than striving to break ground like this title could have done.

For me, it’s a book that promised much and whilst I can see things being well done, I feel that the authors have sadly taken an easy route rather than fully exploring the subject matter with questions that many teenagers find themselves going through being largely ignored with only brief references rather than a more in depth understanding of what teenagers ask of themselves.

All round I was disappointed with this book but hope that in future outings they’ll fix some of the problems with this first book and present a better rounding for other identities.

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