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If you could become anyone in the world...who would you be?

For Ryan and Taylor McKenzie the answer is simple: anyone but me!

Eighth-graders Taylor and Ryan are twins. But that's where the similarities end.

Ryan never met a test he couldn't fail. Give him a foot, he'll take an inch. Given half a chance, there isn't anything he won't screw up. According to his teachers and parents, Ryan is the Big Disappointment.

Taylor, on the other hand, always turns in her homework on time. She's the perfect student. Her idea of fun is reading entries from the encyclopedia or planning long trips to the museum.

But lately Taylor and Ryan share at least one thing in common: nothing seems to be working out as they planned. It's like the rules have changed, and nobody told them what the new rules are. No matter who you are, everyone wants you to be someone else.

But who?

They may have found an answer: mysterious disks that magically allow them to transform - to "flip" - into legendary figures from the past. Hercules. Cleopatra. Amelia Earhart. Einstein. The possibilities are endless!

Who knew being a hero could be so easy!

But as Ryan and Taylor will discover, it's being yourself that is really hard.
Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2003.
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780765301499
Characteristics: 300 p.


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Jul 06, 2015

It was a brief but good book. The fact that there were different characters made it all the better.

Aug 19, 2011

Awesome book. I really liked it, and will be looking for more of Lubar's books. I loved the format of it with the snapshots. Also very believable!


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Aug 19, 2011

Taylor and Ryan are twins, but that's all they have in common. Taylor aces through school and all her teachers are proud of her, which is (almost) good enough for her dad. Ryan, on the other hand, 'has never met a test he couldn't fail', and 'never finishes anything'. His father has given up on him; so have his teachers. But it all FLIPs and changes when aliens drop entertaining disks on earth and the twins find them.

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