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Review: “Top of the Class (Borrowing Abby Grace, #3)” by Kelly Green

Top of the Class (Borrowing Abby Grace, #3)Top of the Class by Kelly Green

Published December 2011 by Backlit Fiction, LCC

Review Copy: Provided by Author

Purchase: Amazon

Description From Goodreads:

Episode 3: Top of the Class

Abby finds herself in a boy’s body for the first time, where she has to fumble her way through a secret love affair, while getting to the bottom of a grade-tampering scandal that could send her to jail.

My Review:
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the Borrowing Abby Grace series thus far, and I can’t wait to see where Kelly takes Abby next. On that note, I’d have to say “Top of the Class” has been my favorite episode to date.
In this episode, Abby finds herself in a boy’s body for the first time and let’s just say hilarity ensues. Waking up as a boy, completely naked, with a girl laying in her – er, Eric’s – bed? It’s such an uncomfortable scene for Abby, but a hilarious scene for the reader.
When Abby asks Will, her Guardian, what her mission is, he simply replies that secrets are no fun. But Abby doesn’t understand what Will is talking about. Soon enough, however, she’ll learn that Eric’s life seems to be full of secrets as of late, and she’ll need to sort through them all in order to leave Eric’s body and hopefully return to her own life.
Watching as Abby and Will share a deeper connection, much deeper than we’ve seen in any of the other episodes, I found myself curious as to where Green plans on taking their story next. There are clearly feelings between the two and I’m eager to see as to whether or not Green will develop the potential there, somehow.
“Top of the Class” will leave you in a shocked state when you reach the end. The twists in this story were never-ending. Just as soon as you think you know who was behind the framing, you’re proven wrong. And Schecter’s words to Abby? I can’t wait to see how he knows.
If you’re looking for a fun series, that you’ll be able to easily devour, then look into the Borrowing Abby Grace series.

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Reviews of previous episodes (purchase links available at the top of the reviews for each episode).

“Borrowing Abby Grace (The Shadow, #1)” by Kelly Green

“Girl Steals Guy (Borrowing Abby Grace, #2)” by Kelly Green

Coming soon: Borrowing Abby Grace, The Nemesis Trilogy (episodes 4, 5, 6)
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Review: Girl Steals Guy (Borrowing Abby Grace, #2) by Kelly Green

Girl Steals Guy (Borrowing Abby Grace, #2)Girl Steals Guy by Kelly Green

Kindle Edition
Published October 21st 2011 by Backlit Fiction, LLC
Review Copy: Purchased
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Description From Goodreads:
Smart and sassy Abby Grace is a seventeen-year-old with a talent for getting out of trouble. Sent to repair the lives and loves of teenagers on the edge of disaster, Abby is the perfect girl for the job. She has everything going for her… except one thing: a body.
This fun and exciting episode is the second installment in an ongoing mystery series with a supernatural twist.
Episode 2: Girl Steals Guy
As Abby has learned, she is now a Shadow, sent to inhabit the lives of strangers in trouble. Dropped into the life of a gorgeous senior with a heartbroken best friend, Abby is instructed to “reunite the lovers” by her cute but maddening Guardian, a 19th century ghostly teenager named Will. Now Abby must navigate high school keg parties, football games and power couples, only to discover that love and revenge are sometimes the same thing.
Episode 3: Teacher’s Pet (Nov 21st release date; for a sneak preview visit
Abby finds herself in a boy’s body for the first time, where she has to fumble her way through a secret love affair, while getting to the bottom of a grade-tampering scandal that could send her to jail.
My Review:

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In episode one, Abby learns that she is a shade – someone who borrows the bodies of others to fix a problem in their life. I enjoyed episode one and was eager to see what happened next, so I purchased Girl Steals Guy shortly after and I was happy to find that it was even more enjoyable than the first episode.

In Girl Steals Guy, Abby, who’s borrowing Michelle’s body, finds herself in Heather’s room, unsure of what her mission is this time. All she knows is that there’s a crying girl. Until Will, her guardian, informs her that she is to reunite the lovers. Simple enough, right? Wrong. Because things – relationships – are not as they appear to be. In order to fix things and, hopefully, find her way back home, Abby must uncover the truth of what’s going on with the people around her.

I really enjoyed the outcome of the story, mainly because it’s something I didn’t see coming. The blackmail answer seemed rather believable. But I enjoyed the little twist at the end.

What I like most about this series is that these are short, yet exciting reads. I can’t wait for episode three to read more about Abby and Will!

A fun quote:

“Monday,” “morning,” and “math” are all fine words by themselves, but when strung together, they form something torturous and sinister.

Green, Kelly (2011-10-21). Girl Steals Guy (Borrowing Abby Grace) (Kindle Locations 637-639). Backlit Fiction, LLC. Kindle Edition.

FYI: You can purchase Borrowing Abby Grace (Episode One) and Borrowing Abby Grace: Girl Steals Guy (Episode Two) for $0.99 each. They are on sale for a limited time!

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