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Body Trapped

Body Trapped [Kindle Edition]

Shirley Harber
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Body Trapped by Shirley Harber

After a car accident twelve year old Lee wakes up in hospital in fifteen year old Gary's body. Gary is now in Lee's body and is critically ill.
Lee is at once thrust into Gary's world of gangs and drugs. He has a new family and a well fit girlfriend called Rosie. Can Lee convince them who he really is? And can he get his body back before Gary dies?
This is a gripping tale of love, hatred, revenge and disloyalty.
A fantasy paranormal adventure for teens and adults.

Shirley has written several books for children and young adults. She is also a published poet

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 348 KB
  • Print Length: 70 pages
  • Publisher: Harber; 1 edition (15 April 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004WT7CWO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #530,165 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Welcome to my page!

I am an author of children's books and also a poet.

I have also written a book of Egyptian recipes,available on Kindle.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast paced adventure with a touching twist 21 April 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Body Trapped is an energetically written, pacy adventure suitable for teens and above. Lee finds himself in Gary's body after both are involved in a near fatal accident. With Lee's body in a coma, can Lee find a way to make someone else's life worth living?

I really enjoyed this story, which was much grittier than I expected so perhaps not suitable for younger teenagers. There are some violent scenes and drug references as Lee is caught up with the local gangs (but kept within a moral framework). Elmokadem's style is fast, funny and also touching, especially in the scenes where Lee is forced to interact with his parents as a stranger. Humourous moments include Lee coming to terms with his new older body and his delight in discovering that he has a girlfriend, though he isn't quite sure what to do with her! I found the resolution of Lee's violent cousin Tony's part in the story a little too fast, as his fate was explained rather than shown through the action, but I thought Lee's visit to his old house and also his conversation with his father were beautifully and sensitively handled. I also liked the developing relationship between Lee and his new sister, Stacey. This book would be good for reluctant readers, especially boys, as the story starts quickly and the reader is thrust straight into Lee's terrible quandary.

The book also raises some interesting issues such as organ donation, as well as identitity and whether we should try to be ourselves or the people others, especially our peers, expect us to be. Lee is determined to stay true to himself, a principle which guides him through his problems and gives him hope for the future.

Recommended - and a great price as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This poor kid just can't cut a break! 1 Nov 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I love browsing books in the Kindle store, and I absolutely LOVE that "Download a sample" bit. I've been known to download samples left and right, so at times I could have up to 20 samples on my iPad waiting to catch my attention or else get deleted. "Body Trapped" was a sample I downloaded a couple of weeks ago. Let's just say I read the sample last night and here I am writing up a review.

The writing was good, the descriptions were good, the overall feel of the story was good. It seems like a bad dream. You're involved in a horrible accident and wake up in another person's body. How do you convince others that you aren't who they think you are without getting yourself a one-way ticket straight to the funny-farm?

Lee and Gary are the two boys involved in the accident. Lee took the full brunt of the injuries and was placed in a coma. However, he awoke in Gary's body while Gary must be in Lee's own body. His own parents are forced to sit by the bedside of their son who they're told won't wake back up while Gary's body, with Lee in it, awakens and is eventually sent home with Gary's family. Lee and Gary's families couldn't be more different from one another. Noboy likes him, including his (Gary's) sister. His mother is an alcoholic. All of his (Gary's) friends do drugs, smoke, etc. He (Lee), on the other hand, is a good student, kept good grades, and got along well with his parents.

I really enjoyed this story. It was shorter than most I read, but that's probably a good thing or else I'd probably be still reading it. The author did an admirable job in describing how Lee was experiencing life in Gary's body, how lonely and desperate he was to return to his own. I read this whole book, sample included, in one sitting. Give it a try and I'm sure you'll do the same!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A disturbing read with a great twist. 17 July 2011
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Body Trapped is a pacey, thrilling YA novella packed with humour and tears. Readers are thrown straight into the mystery from the opening pages - you wonder if there will ever be a way out.

Addressing contemporary issues that affect teenagers and adults alike this story also explores the wider relationships between families as well as the limitations of friendship, leaving us to question what is most important to us.

A compelling read by Shirley Elmokadem.
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