It's spring break of her senior year and Madison Van Buren is fed up. Stressed over Ivy League pressure, her parents' marital problems, and her boyfriend's neglect, Madison gets in her car and drives west. Meanwhile, eighteen-year-old Anna Bronner wants to escape the so-called simple life--which for her consists of caring for younger siblings, sewing, cooking, and gardening--and she's well aware that her future will simply be more of the same with a man she doesn't love. Suddenly, worlds collide when Madison and Anna meet in a small town, realize they look uncannily similar, and decide the grass is definitely greener on the other side.
Readers will love this funny and provocative tale of switching places from bestselling author Melody Carlson. As they get a glimpse into two very different worlds, they may find themselves happy to be just who they are, where they are.
Doesnt dissapoint| Posted January 14, 2012
This is like "The Prince and the Pauper" except much, mcuh better. i HAVE ENJOYED all of Melody Carlson's novels, and this one did not dissapoint. The ending was certianly not what i expected, but notthing about this author is typical.
Better Than I thought| Posted November 22, 2011
Yes, I know. It is what it looks like, yet another version of "The Prince and the Pauper". With that said, I greatly enjoyed this book as did my little sister. Its nice to see that the grass isnt always greener. It was interesting to compare the lives of both girls and see how each of them were happier when in their natural envionment. It was also interesting to see how Amish girls live. I really liked this book, give it a try and Im sure you will too.