When I First Saw You (#1)

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When I First Saw You is an original meme created by Sophie @ Sailing Through Books and Izel @ A Bookish Flower. This meme consists of sharing a first impressions of a book in the form of a synopsis– essentially judging a book by its cover. You can learn more here. Let’s get started!


Change Places With Me
by Lois Metzger
Publication: June 14th 2016 by Balzer + Bray
Series: n/a
Length: 224 pages

My Made-Up Synopsis

Melanie strives to be a renowned writer. She writes everyday, talking about her life struggles and her developing crush on her partner in drama class. As a way to explore her deeper emotions and inner aspirations, Melanie writes a play script, starring her and her crush.

In a twisted turn of events, her drama partner accidentally finds Melanie’s script for the play. Will Melanie be able to fix the deteriorating friendship between her and her crush? Will anything go back to normal?

Real Synopsis

From Lois Metzger, acclaimed author ofA Trick of the Light, comes a work of speculative fiction set in the near future about a teen girl who finds a new, mysterious perspective on her life.

Rose has changed. She still lives in the same neighborhood with her stepmother and goes to the same high school with the same group of kids, but when she woke up today, something was just a little different than it was before. The dogs who live upstairs are no longer a terror. Her hair and her clothes all feel brand-new. She wants to throw a party—this from a girl who hardly ever spoke to her classmates before. There is no more sadness in her life; she is bursting with happiness.

But something still feels wrong to Rose. Because, until very recently, Rose was an entirely different person—a person who is still there inside her, just beneath the thinnest layer of skin.

A bold and original work of speculative fiction set in a familiar future, Lois Metzger’s latest novel is a profoundly authentic and heartbreaking tale of the things we keep locked away inside us, even from ourselves.

The Verdict

Well. It seems like I was a tad off. I saw the title and the tagline and I thought it had something to do with the plot (although I now know it was a draft). Nonetheless, I got the genre right: contemporary!

But anyway, the book looks really interesting. I’ll be sure to check it out soon!

Did you like this new feature? What did you think of this book? If you participated in this feature, let me know which book you discussed and/or link me to your post!


8 thoughts on “When I First Saw You (#1)

  1. Hi Alice! Wow! Your synopsis sounds so good! I would TOTALLY read that book! Really!:D Thank you so much for participating!
    Friendly reminder: the original idea behind WIFSY was that everyone would write a synopsis for the same book so we could all compare them:) This being said, the books that are chosen for WIFSY (and that you can see here http://sailingthroughbooks.blogspot.ca/p/when-i-first-saw-you.html ) are the books that will be featured in our giveaways. You are MORE than welcome to suggest covers for upcoming WIFSY though:D
    Maybe we didn’t explain it right the first time. Please don’t take this the wrong way, for your synopsis was truly great:D It’s simply a little heads up for next week;)
    Thanks again! And if you’re wondering, you still get all your entries for the giveaways;)


  2. No need to apologize! I think I forgot to link it in previous posts and I never mentioned it in them. Thanks again for participating though! It means a lot! And seriously, you should write that story because you would have one reader, that’s for sure!;)

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  3. What an awesome meme! I’ve decided to take a break from memes for a while but I’ll have try this one sometime since I’m an absolute book cover buy reader. And wonderfully written premise, Ali! I would have pegged this one as a Beauty and Beast retelling myself though. 😉

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