Amy by Any Other Name
By: Maureen Garvie
Out Now, as far as I can tell
Summary: It’s not like being a teenager is all that easy to begin with. But when 15-year-old Amy wakes up in a hospital bed, terribly injured from a dive onto hidden rocks in a quarry, she must contend with something unbelievable. True, her body has been shattered, but that’s not the worst of her troubles — the body she’s in is not her own! An athletic and academic overachiever from a wealthy Toronto family, Amy has somehow ended up in the body of Krystal, a troubled girl from North-End Kingston.
Of course, no one believes what Amy says. Her mother in Toronto rejects her calls and threatens action, while whoever is now in Amy’s body remains silent and unreachable. Amy’s drive and determination help her build a new life, but all she really wants is to find her way back to the one she once had. Or does she? Amy by Any Other Name is an unusual and compelling novel about adolescence and identity — and about the human capacity to grow and change.
When I first saw this, I wanted to use it thinking it was out this summer, but then I saw that it was actually April...so I suppose it's out, but since my post is always "wish-list" and is just things I simply want, I'm still going to post about it. I think it sounds like a really good book with a great coming-of-age theme that has a different type of premise: switching bodies to truly find yourself. Very cool!
And can I say? I LOVE the cover. It's not amazing or anything, but I just really like it and think it stands out in its own way. I think I'd stop and pay attention if I saw it in stores.
I just made this for Wednesday...right now, it is 11:39 P.M. :-)
P.S. New interview below, with a video of the singer attached. Please read and comment? Nobody has yet, and I think it's worth a read if you like pop music or know someone who does!