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Being Sloane Jacobs by [Morrill, Lauren]
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From School Library Journal

Gr 7 Up—Sloane Emily Jacobs is a pretty, prissy, nearly perfect figure skater from Washington, DC. She's been spending her junior year avoiding photo ops with her Senator dad and practicing nonstop for a comeback from her dismal showing at junior nationals. Sloane Devon Jacobs is a Philadelphia-raised, scholarship-obsessed hockey player who just can't seem to get her attitude in check. Both girls are under a lot of pressure and both athletes need a break. When the two meet by chance the night before both hockey camp and figure skating camp begin, they switch places. In a wacky Parent Trap-esque ode to winter sports, Morrill offers listeners a sweet and satisfying look into girls' sports, romance, and other high school shenanigans. Read by Shelby Lewis and Devon Sorvari, this audiobook is a fun and easy listen. While it may not be a must-have for all libraries, it's a solid addition to a collection that may be short on sports-themed titles with female protagonists.—Shanna Miles, South Atlanta Educational Complex, GA

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With the gravity that adolescence bears down, what a glorious and uplifting relief it would be to be someone else, if only for a summer. How lucky, then, for Sloane Emily Jacobs, elite figure skater and daughter of a senator, and Sloane Devon Jacobs, scholarship-bound hockey player with a mother in rehab, when they literally bump into each other on the eve of registration for their summer skating camps in Montreal.Their summer escapades are told in alternating first-person chapters complete with family dramas and budding romances. Rather than skating on the surface of a time-honored plot twist, Morrill portrays each Sloane with the grit to cross-train in a new skating sport, the perseverance to withstand the competitors’ bullying and high jinks, the honesty to be true to new friends or at least struggle in the challenge, and the grace to respect each other’s futures. As the Sloanes’ Prince and the Pauper/Parent Trap switcheroo unravels, they come together with friends and families for a sweet and satisfying resolution. Grades 7-12. --Gail Bush

Product Details

  • File Size: 3532 KB
  • Print Length: 354 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press (January 7, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 7, 2014
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DXKJ56E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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BEING SLOANE JACOBS is my first novel by Morrill and I have to admit I loved it. I know many of my friends praised her first novel, MEANT TO BE, so I may have to check it out soon because of how much I enjoyed this book.

This novel starts off allowing us to get to know the back-story of both of the Sloane Jacobs. They both have lost their skating mojo in their respective sports and are sent to skate camps in Montreal for different reasons. There they legitimately run into each other and hatch a plan straight out of the Parent Trap. No, they're not related, but they both know how to skate and they happen to look alike. Plus, the same name makes it easy, no? Sloane Devon gives up her hockey skates to switch with the figure-skating Sloane Emily and the hilariousness ensues. I have to say that it was beautiful to watch both girls grow through their newly respective sports. The scenes that took place on the ice were wonderfully descriptive and I often found myself re-reading them because of this. Seeing Sloane Emily hip-check a bully twice her size while Sloane Devon learned how to put trust in a partner while being yelled at by her Russia coach, Katinka, exemplified amazing character growth. This was something that Morrill did beautifully. Morrill's side characters were amazing as well. When it came to Sloane Devon's time at figure-skating camp, I often found myself looking forward to scenes with Andy--a sassy figure skater who never ceased to put a smile on my face. Such strong characterization, however, is not evident in characters like Ivy who are entirely one-dimensional and your typical textbook bully. For the most part, all characters managed to wow me with their depth, though.

I also really enjoyed the slight romance found in both girl's lives.
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Being Sloane Jacobs is a must-read, and likely favorite, for fans of The Cutting Edge or any of its more recent sequels/reincarnations.

Morrill's Meant to Be was a sweet, read-in-one-sitting type of read and Being Sloane Jacobs hits the same notes. The story centers on there being two girls named Sloane Jacobs, one a figure skater and the other a hockey player. In a Freaky-Friday-esque scene, they run into each other and decide to switch places. (The premise is quite far-fetched, that there would be two people with such an odd name (especially for a girl) and that they would look enough alike to pass for the other.) Both girls are struggling with personal/family issues as well as with their respective sports.

Overall a quick, easy read that was a pleasant change of pace. While the storyline feels very familiar, and the plot follows a predictable path, it was still an enjoyable, innocent read (there is no profanity or anything more than kissing).
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Lauren Morril broke into the scene with her first book, Meant to Be, and she joined the ranks of Stephanie Perkins and Sarah Dessen in the world of contemporary romance. With her next book, Being Sloane Jacobs, she proves her success with Meant to Be was not beginners luck!

Sloane Emily Jacobs has been out of the figure skating circuit for a while, but her mother insists this intensive camp in Canada is the perfect place for her to get back in the game. While Sloane E wants nothing to do with skating anymore, at least not competitively, she is willing to go to the camp just to get away from her politician father and the tension between him and the family. Always the obediant daughter, Sloane E is having trouble these days being the perfect girl his political career demands. Especially when their family is anything but perfect.

Sloane Devon Jacobs has the yips. Everyone thinks she is just one seriously tough hockey player, but all the checking and aggression is just hiding the fact that she can't make a shot. She can get the puck lined up for the perfect shot, but every time she gets there, she chokes. When she takes it out on a deserving loud-mouthed player, her coach decides she needs to spend a little time a hockey boot camp in Canada. When her father supports the idea, Sloane D feels like she is damaged goods being shipped off and out of the way, just like her mother. Since the camp is Sloane D's only way to keep playing hockey and hopefully get the scholarship that will be her only one-way ticket out of Philly and into a better life, she will do it. But she isn't happy about it.

Then something happens. Sloane E and Sloane D crash into one another. Literally.
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How does Lauren Morrill do it? She writes some of the most adorable YA contemporaries ever. I can always count on her books to make me laugh and swoon.

I just love the premise of Being Sloane Jacobs. Two girls with the same name who meet and decide to switch lives for the rest of the summer? It's such a fun idea! I love how figure skating and hockey are incorporated into the book, too. I haven't read many YA books about ice skating, and I loved getting to learn about it in this book.

The two main narrators are both so unique and hilarious. I could easily relate to Sloane E. and her struggle between pleasing her family and doing what she enjoys. Sloane D., on the other hand, has a tougher and more aggressive personality, but this just made me like her even more. She has a funny sense of humor. I really love that both Sloanes have very different voices and personalities; I never got them confused at all. Morrill excels at writing two separate and distinct POVs in this book. Most authors can't accomplish this feat very well, but I was impressed with Morrill's ability to make both voices stand out.

The plot is very fast-paced and lighthearted. Of course, one must overlook the fact that in real life, the two Sloanes would have never been able to switch places without being found out right away. If you can get past that and simply enjoy the story, it's full of laughter and entertainment. I like how there's also some serious moments mixed in, though. Both Sloanes are running away from something in their life and trying to discover themselves, and there's a lovely coming-of-age theme about what it truly means to grow up.

This was an all-around fun, romantic read.
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