Filter by

Any questions?

contact@bs2bo.com

This week hand-picked selection

Browse by Theme

+ More themes

How it
works?

  • Stay connected all year to the literary world
     
  • Receive every week our selection of adaptable titles that will be published
     
  • Ask complete reading reports and manuscripts
     
  • Be introduced by BS2BO to audiovisual rights holder
     
  • Find your next story in the database of more than 8,000 titles
     

See Membership & Pricing

Available languages:

BODY SWAP

Sylvia McNicoll

  • Original Title: BODY SWAP
  • Publication date: September 2018
  • Publisher: DUNDURN PRESS
  • Country: CA
  • 248 print pages
  • Fantastic/Urban Fantasy

Information

  • Epoch: Contemporary
  • Time Period: 21st century
  • Location setting: Canada
  • Themes: FAMILY, Intergenerational, PEOPLE facing life, Surpassing oneself, Reinventing oneself, Life change, Looking back on one's life, Search for the truth, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Conspiracy, Double identity, Facing failure, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Solidarity, Commitment, Friendship, CHARACTERS, An elderly character

Pitch

A 15-year-old girl and an 82-year-old woman switch bodies after an accident and must figure out what caused it before they can have their lives back.

Comments

Pitched in the vein of Freaky Friday, with a high-interest modern twist.

"Sylvia McNicoll knows how to weave a story around characters who could be our best friends or neighbours or classmates and never have us rolling our eyes at plot lines or voice. She gets it right every single time. Body Swap continues that tradition, giving true voice to a teen as well as an elderly woman, allowing readers to share in their lives as Susan and Hallie share in each other's. It's a compassionate look at walking in another's shoes and at the gains of having relationships with those different than ourselves." -CanLit for Little Canadians

Sylvia McNicoll is a Canadian writer. For eight years she worked as features editor for Today's Parent Toronto while she was writing her novels for young people. She is the author of over thirty novels, including THE GREAT MISTAKE MYSTERIES series and CRUSH.CANDY.CORPSE which was shortlisted for the Red Maple and Arthur Ellis awards.

Summary

When fifteen-year-old Hallie gets knocked flying by a Hurricane SUV, her life ends without her ever having kissed a boy. At an otherworldly carnival, she meets and argues with the eighty-two-year-old driver, Susan. Both return to life, only with one catch — they’ve swapped bodies.

Now Hallie has wrinkled skin and achy joints while Susan deals with a forehead zit and a crush on a guy who’s a player. Hallie faces a life in a long-term care residence. Susan gets picked up for shoplifting.

As they struggle with technology, medications, and each other’s fashion foibles, they start to understand and maybe even like each other. But can they work together to prove that a defect in the Hurricane caused the deadly crash? Or will their time run out?

Report available.

go further

  • Author’s biography

    Sylvia McNicoll is a Canadian writer. For eight years she worked as features editor for Today's Parent Toronto while she was writing her novels for young people. She also served as Artist in Residence for numerous schools in Ontario and Writer in Electronic Residence for schools across Canada. McNicoll is the author of over thirty novels, including THE GREAT MISTAKE MYSTERIES series. CRUSH.CANDY.CORPSE is lauded as the definitive Alzheimer’s story for teens and was shortlisted for the Red Maple and Arthur Ellis awards.