Spotlight: Boy Swap by Kristina Springer

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Boy Swap
Title: Boy Swap
Author: Kristina Springer
Date of Publication: October 16, 2013
Genre: contemporary YA

Boy Swap: The secret to sisterly love and scholarly bliss.

Research shows that seven out of ten girl fights are over a guy. The Boy Swap Club fixes all that. In an effort to spread around male cuteness and minimize fights and backstabbing, they just share boyfriends. And Brooke Thomas, consummate band member, has been asked to join the super secret club because the president of the club has the hots for her guy.

Brooke doesn’t want to share her boyfriend. I mean, who does? But how can she say no? She, a second chair flutist in the school band, finds herself sitting between the Varsity Cheerleader Captain and the Homecoming Queen at the first meeting. Her friends will never believe this in a million years. Too bad she can’t tell them. But she knows. This one event can change her entire life. What if she becomes actual friends with one of these girls? It might be worth sharing her boyfriend.

Besides, he’ll always love her best, right?

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“Do you think if Jacob and I got married, our kids would be really musical? I mean, since we both are?” Lizzie asks with a far-off, daydream look on her face.

“Wow,” I say, resisting the urge to laugh, “you’ve been dating for what…four, five days? And you’re already talking marriage?”

“Shh!” she says, looking around to see if Jacob has come into the band room yet. It’s still ten minutes before first period band starts and Lizzie is sitting with me in the flute section chatting. “Don’t let anyone hear you say that. Jacob would freak. I’m not sure we’re even official. I think he has a bit of commitment phobia.”

“Seriously? You guys are making out like, every time I see you in the same room together. He’s definitely committed to taste testing your mouthwash.”

About Kristina Springer

Kristina Springer is the best-selling author of the young adult novel THE ESPRESSOLOGIST (Macmillan FSG, October 2009) which sold film rights and is being filmed for a web series, has sold in six countries, and was a 2010 Society of School Librarians International Honor Book; the middle-grade novel MY FAKE BOYFRIEND IS BETTER THAN YOURS (Macmillan FSG, August 2010) which Meg Cabot says is “Irresistible as a fluffy kitten. I laughed out loud and so will you!" was a Scholastic Book Club Bestseller and a 2012 YALSA QUICK PICK and will be out in paperback this December; a young adult novel, JUST YOUR AVERAGE PRINCESS, which was a Fall favorite (Macmillan FSG, October 2011) and an ebook only young adult novel, THE PAPARAZZI PROJECT, which hit #1 on the Amazon Top Free Teen Romance eBooks list earlier this year. Her fifth book, BOY SWAP, is out in ebook format October 16th. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Education from Illinois State University and a Master of Arts in Writing from DePaul University.

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