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Sep 01 2011

Flip by Martyn Bedford

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Walker Books, 2011. ISBN: 9781406329896.
(Age 14+) Recommended. One morning 14 yr old Alex wakes up to find himself in the wrong bedroom, in an unfamiliar house, in a different part of the country. The family at the breakfast table are total strangers. And when he looks in the mirror he gets the shock of his life. How is it possible that Alex has become another boy - a boy called Philip, or Flip? But more importantly, how will he switch back to become himself again?
At first when I started reading this book I was a little confused with the story but then I realise the switch was at the start of the book and not later on. A very different approach to a story but I really liked it because I learnt things just as he remembered them and not in the intro to his life. Very cute, funny story with lots of twists and bends and a lot of friend making.
Taylor Oxenham (student)

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