Saturday, March 14, 2009


Title: Cycler                 Author: Lauren McLaughlin                         Publisher: Random House                 Number Of Pages: 250      



Summary from jacket flap: Jill McTeague is your average smart senior trying to get her dream date to ask her to prom. Of course, those monthly blood transfusions aren’t exactly average-but it’s not like she’s got anything fatal. What no one knows, except for Jill’s parents-who live in constant fear of the secret getting out-is that for four days Jill is out each month, she’s not having blood transfusions. In fact, she’s not even Jill on those days. For four days of every monthly cycle, Jill becomes Jack, a boy-complete with all the parts-and Jack has to live out his days as a prisoner in Jill’s bedroom. But Jack’s personality has been gaining strength over the years since the cycling began. He is growing more rebellious and less content with his confinement, while at the same time his cycles are becoming more frequent. Now Jill’s question about the prom isn’t simply who she will go with, but who will she be when the big night arrives? Author Lauren McLaughlin captures to perfection the voices of ordinary good-girl Jill and defiant bad-boy Jack in this surprisingly humorous, thoroughly suspenseful, and ultimately fascinating first novel.



Review: Cycler was definitely interesting. It starts off in Jill’s perspective and then Jack’s. I found some parts to be hilarious and other parts to be a little more adult than it should be. There isn’t much for me to say about Cycler. I liked it but I hated Jack he was the most annoying person ever! He was just a nuisance and I hated him more and more every chapter that was in his perspective. Sometimes he was funny but most of the time I wish that he would turn back into Jill already. All in all the only bad part of the book in my opinion is Jack.

I recommend this book if you like young adult novels,  high school novels, prom, weird parents, and girls turning into guys. 

-Senfaye :P

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  2. Hmm I hate Jack-esque characters, sounds funny though. Good reveiw ^_^

    PS: Hunted was exellent

  3. This sounds like a very . . . different book. Good review, though!

  4. This looks really interesting. But it's too bad that the Jack character wasn't done better. Still, I'll give it a whirl some time.