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If I Were You by Leslie Margolis

Book Summary

Two feuding friends have a chance to switch places and learn that their lives both have ups and downs. It's summer time, and Katie and Melody switch places, both unhappy with their own situations. Katie loves Melody's expensive house and clothes, while Melody enjoys hanging out with Katie's warm family.
If I Were You book cover
If I Were You

Book Review

There are a few mature references in this book, so it's better for middle school than upper elementary. This book offers a good message about envy and appreciating your own situation, and it also explores friendships and family relationships.

Topics and Themes for this book:

  • Friendship
  • Family Relationships
  • Perspectives; Open-Mindedness
  • Growing Up

Discussion Questions for this book:

The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.

**Questions coming soon**

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