BeSwitched

Rated 4.00/5 based on 3 reviews
Surla and Cathy have the purr-fect secret!

When a magical black cat, Surla, runs away from her bombastic witch, Idis, she has no idea that she will soon be living the life of shy teenage girl, Cathy Phillips—confronting the mean girls and cute guys of Washington High on a daily basis. More
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Published by Breezy Reads
Words: 36,390
Language: English
ISBN: 9780975978436
About Molly Snow

Molly Snow, Founder of BreezyReads.com, wrote BeSwitched when she was just sixteen. As a bestselling author’s personal assistant at age twenty, she decided to do what her boss did and self publish. At age twenty-three, BeSwitched made its debut. Snow is married to her high school crush, has a set of silly twin boys and a bob-tailed cat named Meow-Meow.

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Review by: Sapphyria's Book Reviews on March 21, 2012 :
Magical things happen when a cat who's been around for centuries flees her witchy owner and crosses the path of a shy, unpopular 16-year old girl. Surla, the cat, and Cathy, the teenager, pull a Freaky Friday and become one another. Both Surla and Cathy rack their brains trying to figure out how to change back, as each tries to adapt to their new bodies. For Cathy, becoming a cat is sort of a godsend, since she no longer has to go to school and contend with the snobs in the popular crowd or watch the guy of her dreams hanging around with them. For Surla, being human is a much bigger challenge. She must avoid Idis, who wants her cat back, learn how to be Cathy, and deal with situations that, while Cathy was experienced, Surla clearly was not; ie. mingling with humans as a human as opposed to the cat she usually is, navigating through school, dealing with homework, and, of course, Cathy's mom.

"Beswitched" is a very good Middle Grade/High School novel. It deals with many issues that teenagers face at some point; shyness, unpopularity, popularity, teasing, bullying, etc. It's also a heartwarming novel that unites 2 unlikely companions (Surla, a witch's familiar, and Cathy, a mundane human, unaware of the true existence of witches) and follows them as they become each other and deal with everyday life while trying to stay one step ahead of a pretty nasty witch in the neighborhood.

I found the plot to be entertaining even though it's clearly for the young adult audience. Cathy and Surla are likeable and believable as human turned cat and cat turned human. The pair of them get into some pretty silly situations and, at the hands of the popular crowd, the now human Surla, finds herself in one situation in particular that is quite serious. I also have Book 2, "Beswitched Witch" and can't wait to review that here.

I rated this 4 stars based on the fact that this is for YA and it is a great story for its intended target group of readers. Adults may not like it -- no sex, drama, or violence -- but I'm in my 30's and found it to be very cute.

(Review copy provided at by author in exchange for an honest review)
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Erin Prefontaine on Jan. 21, 2012 :
This was a very well written book. I absolutely loved the idea of the story and everything about it. The characters were very well written and the story pulled me in right away, it was hard for me to put it down anytime that I had to.

I automatically fell for Todd, he's brooding and handsome, smart and a jock. He's the best of both worlds.He just sounds like the kind of guy that I would have fell for in High School myself, and probably even now.

As for the story, I absolutely loved it. It had some comedy at parts and drama, a lot of High School drama. The ending was awesome and it makes you want to read more.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone that loves young adult paranormal. This was a very good book.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Erin Prefontaine on Jan. 03, 2012 : (no rating)
This was a very well written book. I absolutely loved the idea of the story and everything about it. The characters were very well written and the story pulled me in right away, it was hard for me to put it down anytime that I had to.

I automatically fell for Todd, he's brooding and handsome, smart and a jock. He's the best of both worlds.He just sounds like the kind of guy that I would have fell for in High School myself, and probably even now.

As for the story, I absolutely loved it. It had some comedy at parts and drama, a lot of High School drama. The ending was awesome and it makes you want to read more.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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