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Ranked #880 out of 960 in Books

Best friends since back in the day, Aggy and Nely are as different as two women could possibly be. Aggie's slim, stylish, and owns an upscale boutique and a long history of no-strings relationships. Nely has a busy baby, a metiche mother-in-law, and some extra post-pregnancy pounds she can't quite shed. And when they reconnect at a New Age spa, each friend finds herself wishing just a little that she had the other one's life.

Big mistake!

Thanks to the metaphysical meddling of a somewhat grumpy guru, Nely is now Aggie and Aggie is Nely—switching bodies, love lives, families, closets . . . everything! The grass may not be quite as green as it originally appeared. As luck has it, they'll be stuck this way until the next full moon! And with a husband, his very suspicious mama, a temperamental tot, a business on the brink of disaster, and a sort-of boyfriend—not to mention a sleazy stalker—thrown into the mix, Aggie and Nely suddenly find they're not just walking in each other's shoes . . . they're running!

Average Price:  $11.00

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May 26, 2008


Switchcraft was a very enjoyable light read about two friends who magically switch lives for a month. It was interesting to read about how the girls adjusted to the lifestyles they thought were perfect while learning to appreciate what they already have.

While reading Switchcraft, I did not enjoy the first few chapters but as the plot developed with the best friends facing and solving more and more problems, I could not put the book down. This book helps readers to see that not everything is as what it seems and in particular, nothing is perfect, but everything has its own positive qualities. Overall, I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys chicklit or is looking for a fun, light read during the summer!

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May 21, 2008


Like one of the other readers, I was struck by the "Freaky Friday" concept of the novel and must admit that I was concerned that it might be a rehash of a plot that has been done before. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this novel was much more than my first impressions! It was fun, witty and engaging! I enjoyed the characters and found myself gravitating towards the book because I wanted to read more! It is the first novel I've read by this author and I'm looking forward to reading more of her books!

War and Peace this book is not but in terms of a fun, chicklit novel I would highly recommend it. It would make a great beach read this summer!



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May 19, 2008


I got this book through the Product Review Club on CA. It is the story of two best friends whose souls were switched and trapped in each other's body for a month. This bizarre event forced them to walk in each other's shoes and experience the lives they wish they have. During this time, the girls learned that the grass only appears to be greener on the other side. They realized that each person has their own problems and they gained new respect and admiration for each other.

The idea of switching bodies and living other people's lives is not novel, but nevertheless, the book was entertaining and I enjoyed it very much. Mary Castillo is a witty writer with wonderful insights into womanhood. The character development between the girls and their guys were well established. I particularly enjoyed the interactions between the girls because it's very real. These girls might be best friends but their lives are very different; therefore the choices they make are also different and they may not necessarily agree or understand the other person. This is much more realistic and easier to relate to than having main characters sharing the perfect utopic friendship.

I look forward to reading more books written by Mary Castillo. It's a fun chicklit and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a fun read.

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May 17, 2008


Switchcraft is like a clever, modern twist between The Prince and the Pauper and Freaky Friday. It sucked me in from the first chapter, and I had a hard time putting it down.
Two best galpals who have drifted apart as thier lives took different paths suddenly have to walk a mile in each other's shoes, and those shoes do not fit the way they would expect them to! While this book had the potential to be very confusing, I had no problem at all following along as the story switched between women and lives. I loved the hilarious and honest sense of humour in this book, as it pokes fun at the dynamics of mommy groups and swinging singles. This book appeals to the expecting parent, the mother, and the single woman all at the same time. I've never read Mary Castillo's other books, but I'm definitely going to have to look them up after this one. It was like a girls night out in the middle of the afternoon!

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