When 14 year old Alex wakes up in a strange house, surrounded by people he's never met before, but who appear to know him, he's confused, but when he looks in the mirror and sees he's not even in his own body, he's terrified!
The body swap genre is nothing new, especially in movies, but in Flip, Martyn Bedford explores this in a way that's wholly new and original.
As we follow Alex's journey through the trials of trying to "be" a person he's never met, into his discovery of why and how he is there, you really get to know both Alex and Flip in a completely unique way.
Alex's loss, pain and disorientation are palpable throughout the story, and you travel with him through his quest to regain his self.
I was completely hooked on Alex's story from the start, and couldn't put it down, reading well into the early hours to find out what would happen to Alex and Flip.
There are also plenty of discussion points here, from how it is that Alex has become Flip; to the questions of what constitutes a soul, and what is it that truly defines who you really are.
Overall, a fantastic read, and whilst aimed at young adults, I shall be recommending for both adults and teens.