Publication date: 2008
Recieved: Bought from 'Amazon'
"Jo has just moved to America with her mum. She's always been a fairly average girl - not a nerd but certainly never one of the popular kids. But on her first day in her new school, she seems to be adopted by the It girls - and is invited to one of their parties. There, she meets Jake Matthews, officially the hottest boy in school, and when they begin to play the kissing-in-the-closet game, Seven Minutes in Heaven, amazingly Jake picks Jo join him in the closet! She can't believe her luck. But the reality of being kissed and groped by Jake is not quite as great as the fantasy... Jo has a choice to make: should she carry on, kiss Jake and secure her position in the It crowd - or should she tell him where to get off and risk relegation back to the land of the ordinary . . . ? At this moment - Jo splits. She's Josie the Cool - girlfriend of Jake, member of the It crowd. She's also Jo the Nerd - rejected by the It crowd, single . . . Will her two halves ever come back together again? Is Jake the guy she's meant to be with or could some of the other people she meets along her journey - Rachel the scary goth, David the misfit or Albie the rocker - be the answer?"
Lots of people were recommending it to me, and I have seen lots of positive reviews about it, so I bought it. The cover also looks appealing, don't you think? I l-o-v-e it! Usually I don't comment on the covers, but this one definetly needed a shout-out!
My first thoughts on the book (first 3 pages): Great, this is going to just be another lovey-dovey story. But after a few pages I thought this book was fantastic. It was like I was living her life, as what goes on in school is so realistic. Some bits really made me laugh out loud, this book is hilarious!
I absolutly love the fact that she split in two (not literally though). Jo The Cool and Jo The Nerd. Ever done something and later on wondered what would have happened if you had done it different? Well, this book shows both sides of Josie...which made this book really speak to me.
My favourite character was either David, Albie or Tori. David and Albie were really lovable and you can't decide which one you prefer. Tori is a really good best friend, and it is heartwarming what she does for Jo in the end.
I really want to read the sequel! Swapped By A Kiss.
I recommend this 11 or 12+.