A teenage tennis player wakes up after an attack and finds she’s in the body of her chief rival…or is she?
After losing a hard-fought match against golden girl Sophie Graham, whose life she follows on social media with great envy, Amelia Fischer remains second singles on her high school tennis team. When Amelia’s car breaks down on her way home, the stranger who at first seems to be offering help attacks her. Amelia passes out, waking up in the hospital where everyone is calling her “Sophie.” Looking in a mirror, she sees Sophie Graham’s face staring back at her. Amelia later sees her own body in a coma in another part of the hospital. Her confusion and distress continue when she returns to school, but Amelia learns to keep cool and bide her time as she struggles to unravel this mystery. Unnervingly, Amelia’s memories of her own life are fading: If she can just talk to her sister Mae, who is also her closest friend, she knows she can figure out what happened. But Mae’s resentment of Sophie is so extreme that Amelia can’t reason with her. The unraveling of this mystery involves exposing some of Sophie’s secrets and finding the man who attacked Amelia. All major characters are white.
Starting with a tantalizing premise, the plot idles for a long stretch before wowing the reader with an accelerated pace and ingenious solution. (Thriller. 14-18)