The Switch Book Summary and Study Guide

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Identical twins switching places is a fairly common game. Once adults, things change. Melina and Gillian Lloyd decided to once again relive the fun of switching lives only this time an unspeakable murder resulted. NASA astronaut Chris Hart sees this investigation through to the end as he and the surviving twin are on the run for their very lives.
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The review of this Book prepared by Tracey Ray

Identical twins switch places for an evening, as a prank. Later that evening, one of them is murdered - Gillian. The story is about the search for her killer by her twin, Melina, and the man Gillian had just met and spent the evening with. Interesting plot twists (some obvious and others not).
The review of this Book prepared by Laura Hunter

Gillian and Melina are identical twin sisters. Gillian decides to become artificially inseminated in order to have a child, since her partner is sterile. The next morning she is found murdered in her bed. Melina, together with the famous astronaut Gillian had spent her last night with, searches to find reasons for her beloved's sister's death, looking beyond the obvious.
The review of this Book prepared by Anthie Zachariadou

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Somewhat obvious Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   70% Kind of investigator    -   amateur citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey descriptions deaths/dead bodies Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   touching of anatomy    -   licking    -   impregnation/reproduction    -   actual description of sex Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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