Available ebook formats: epub mobi pdf rtf lrf pdb txt html
From a very young age, Adrian Stephens loved telling stories, almost as much as he loved hearing them. Born in southern California, Adrian lived there until he was four, before his family moved him to southern Nevada.
Early on, Adrian learned the value of a good story while his family recanted his toddling escapades; be it his breaking out of his house in the early morning hours and into an unknown neighbor’s house to raid their fridge at two years old, or a year later setting his parents’ bed on fire while his mother was sleeping in it. Thankfully, though the house did not survive, his mother did. The only escapade that resulted in injury came at five, when he tried to lift two hundred pounds off his uncle’s weight bench, falling off the back of the bench and bringing the weight down on his leg. Adrian learned firsthand that legs aren’t supposed to bend above the knee.
Adrian soon realized how much he enjoyed entertaining people through his stories. As original ideas began taking shape, he decided to try developing them on paper. Though he never would have thought himself capable in his youth, a new found inspiration guided Adrian as he worked during lunch breaks and after putting the family to bed each night, to complete his first novel, In My Shoes . The inspiration has continued as Adrian now finds himself working on several new projects, to be completed over the next several years.
on March 18, 2012 :
I won this book in a giveaway, which means I might have not put it on my TBR list, but I enjoyed it nevertheless - in spite of not being the target audience. It's a fun read, the only critique I have is the use of first person but from two characters point of view, which sometimes makes it hard to understand who's talking until a few paragraphs in the chapter as both characters sound the same. It's a great body swap story, though, and I'm glad I had the chance to read it!
(reviewed 14 days after purchase)
Margaret (Literary Chanteuse)
on Jan. 14, 2012 :
I can say right from the beginning I liked this story. It is seen through the eyes of a teen boy which for me is a different approach as I have mostly read books seen through the eyes of a girl. It does switch up however from both perspectives accordingly. Incredible attention to detail by the author and no stone is left unturned here. Very funny and entertaining. I also must say I loved the ending! I would highly recommend this to any young adult.
(reviewed 36 days after purchase)
on March 02, 2011 :
This is the first story I have ever read that really captured the indecision and confusion that is the high school experience. The almost adult earnestness with which the characters go about tackling the issues they face in the story totally reminds me of that time.
(reviewed 54 days after purchase)