I just love the title for Where I End & You Begin by Preston Norton. I don’t know exactly what I expected this book to be about as a result of the title, but I have to admit that I was surprised by the premise. In a good way, though, as I’m actually incredibly excited for this book. Basically a form of Freaky Friday in which the two main characters swap bodies back and forth and eventually form an alliance to help each other woo their respective crushes.
It kind of reminds me of It’s a Boy Girl Thing with Kevin Zegers and Samaire Armstrong.
Ezra Slevin is an anxious, neurotic insomniac who spends his nights questioning his place in the universe and his days obsessing over Imogen, a nerdy girl with gigantic eyebrows and a heart of gold. For weeks, Ezra has been working up the courage to invite Imogen to prom. The only problem is Imogen’s protective best friend, Wynonna Jones. Wynonna has blue hair, jams to '80s rock, and has made a career out of tormenting Ezra for as long as he can remember. Then, on the night of a total solar eclipse, something strange happens to Ezra and Wynonna--and they wake up in each other’s bodies. Not only that, they begin randomly swapping back and forth every day! Ezra soon discovers Wynonna’s huge crush on his best friend, Holden, a five-foot-nothing girl magnet with anger management problems. With no end to their curse in sight, Ezra makes Wynonna a proposition: while swapping bodies, he will help her win Holden’s heart…but only if she helps him woo Imogen. Forming an uneasy alliance, Ezra and Wynonna embark on a collision course of mistaken identity, hurt feelings, embarassing bodily functions, and a positively byzantine production of Twelfth Night. Ezra wishes he could be more like Wynonna’s badass version of Ezra--but he also realizes he feels more like himself while being Wynonna than he has in a long time… Wildly entertaining and deeply heartfelt, Where I End and You Begin is a brilliant, unapologetic exploration of what it means to be your best self.
What are your thoughts on Where I End & You Begin? Does this sound like a book that intrigues you enough to read it? What are your thoughts about the plot? How do you feel about the changes the characters are likely to go through? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!
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Great post and I can see you enjoyed, but you are right–that’s a great title! I might have expected something different as well, however, the premise does look interesting!