From School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—Ethan wakes up on his first day of high school to discover that he is no longer the same person he was when he went to sleep—overnight he was transformed into a beautiful girl. His parents inform him that his father was a Changer and that this is the first of four transformations. He will experience each year of high school in a new body, and at the end of his senior year, he will get to choose which body he will live in for the rest of his life. The premise is similar to David Levithan's Every Day (Knopf, 2012), except in this universe the character experiences each identity for an entire year. In the body of a girl named Drew, Ethan gets to feel the highs and lows of being a girl, from receiving the kindness of strangers to having her first menstrual cycle during cheerleading tryouts. Luckily, this is more than just a "message" book about how we all need to be more understanding of each other. The imaginative premise is wrapped around a moving story about gender, identity, friendship, bravery, rebellion vs. conformity, and thinking outside the box. By the end of this book, readers will be invested in this character and will want to know what Ethan's future holds and how he will physically and emotionally transform over the next installments.—Andrea Lipinski, New York Public Library
"An excellent read." -Publishers Weekly (STARRED Review)
"A fresh and charmingly narrated look at teens and gender." -Kirkus Reviews"A perfect read for a young adult: warm and humorous without being superficial or saccharine, engaging real issues of teenage life with ease and natural grace, and offering an element of fantasy accurately reflecting the wonder and terror of growing up." -Knoxville News Sentinel / Chapter 16.org
"Love it. Love it, love it, love it. Seriously. Read this."
--The Best Books Ever
"This is a transcendent book and I absolutely recommend it."
--Heaven to Earth Reviews
"This is one of the most creative concepts I have heard about, so I knew I would have to read it right away! I was worried that the execution wouldn’t be as good as the concept, but it was amazing
I cannot wait to read the rest of the books in this series."
"4 huge stars. Maybe even 4.5. I really enjoyed this book, and can't wait to read the rest of the series!"
--The Overstuffed Bookcase
"I couldn't put it down. I even read it in the dark. Probably not the best idea since my vision is already bad. But hey! good books deserve sacrifices."
--Paper Boat Sails
--Twinja Book Reviews
"Changers Book One really stole my heart."
"This first book in the Changers series explores Ethan/Drew’s first steps along the perilous journey to become his/her true self and discover how he’s meant to change the world."
--Books YA Love
"I was thrilled to discover a book that deals with issues of identity and belonging with so much heart and, more importantly, humor . . . Changers Book One: Drew changed the way I think."
--Clay Aiken, singer/UNICEF ambassador
One of the Top 10 2014 Books I am Excited to Read, Plays Well With Books (blog)
"Change. It’s the one universal thing that everyone goes through, especially in high school. Changers Book One: Drew ratchets that up a notch and kicks open the door, with both humor and panache. Big questions and equally big highs (laughs) and lows (cries). And you thought high school was awkward before!"
--Kimberly Pauley, author of Sucks to Be Me
More praise for T Cooper and Allison Glock-Cooper:
"Allison Glock is a writer of uncommon generosity."
--New York Times Book Review
"Cooper's storytelling skills are phenomenal."
--Time Out New York
"Glock's writing is smart and swift. A wise and effortless storyteller."
"T Cooper is a prodigious talent."
--Darin Strauss, author of Chang & Eng
"Allison Glock has the kind of writing talent that packs worlds into sentences."
--Frank McCourt, author of Angela's Ashes
"T Cooper has an affinity for creative liberties, even in anything-goes 21st-century fiction, liberties of a stunning sort . . ."
"Allison Glock makes it looks easy."
--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love