BETTER YOU THAN ME
Author: Jessica Brody
Publisher: Delacorte Press (Penguin Random House)
Publication Date: November 13, 2018
Genre: Middle Grade, Contemporary
Age Range: 10 and up
Available Formats: Hardcover, eBook
It’s Freaky Friday meets Hannah Montana when two twelve-year-old girls–one a famous TV star, the other an obsessive fan–switch bodies with hilarious and disastrous results.
Ruby Rivera is a twelve-year-old superstar with millions of followers. Skylar Welshman is a seventh grader who wants to be cool–and she’s Ruby’s biggest fan. When Skylar and Ruby meet on the set of Ruby’s hit show, Ruby of the Lamp, and wish they could switch places . . . it happens!
Now Ruby is living Skylar’s life–going to a normal school, eating fro-yo, sleeping in, texting boys . . . it’s amazing. And being Ruby is even better than Skylar imagined–her fancy closet is huge, everyone wants to be her friend, and she gets to spend every day with Ryder Vance, her dreamy costar. Life is a blast!
But when Ruby finds herself dealing with mean girls and Skylar discovers that being a celebrity isn’t all red-carpet glamour, the girls start to wonder if being yourself isn’t so bad after all. Can they swap bodies again? Or are they stuck being each other forever?
PRAISE FOR “BETTER YOU THAN ME”
“A fun, fast-paced read for tweens . . . they’ll have a blast!”
“Brody takes a common trope and freshens it up with realistic details. A feel-good story with a few life lessons. A solid purchase for most middle school collections.”
— School Library Journal
“A fun read for anyone who might wish they could be someone else for a little while.”
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