Joyce, Graham. The exchange.

Author:Cole, Aimee
Position:Young adult review - Brief article - Book review

JOYCE, Graham. The exchange. Penguin, Viking. 256p. c2008. 978-0670-06207-2. $16.99. J

Imagine creeping into a stranger's house and standing as close to the person's sleeping face as possible. Creepy, isn't it? Caz and Lucy, 15-year-old best friends, think so too, so much so that they've called it "The Creepy Thing." Nights spent doing this gives them what they consider to be an innocent charge, a gasp of irresponsible fun. One night changes all that, however, when Caz is caught staring and a bracelet is clamped to her arm by the supposed sleeper. While the bracelet disappears, it leaves a tattoo and a strange ability: Caz can now tell when people are lying. Desperate to escape what the old woman calls a curse, Caz tries...

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