The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance

The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance

by Margaret Mahy


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ISBN-13: 9780007243525
Publisher: Gardners Books
Publication date: 02/05/2007
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

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The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I've ever read. I found a battered old copy of it in the library in seventh grade and re-read it multiple times throughout high school. The librarian was even going to let me take it with after I graduated...I was severely depressed when I realized that I'd forgotten about it. I would recommend this book to anyone because it is such a great read!
gabrielsmama More than 1 year ago
really would like this title in ebook format...PLEASE!! have read it some many times and would like to do so again
AlienEeeter on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was one of my favorite books as a teenager, I re-read it this week, and I still love it. Dark, tender, smart, serious and funny.
thewalkinggirl on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love this book so much that when I could no longer find it at a public library, I hunted it down on the used market. (That probably doesn't sound like a big deal, but it's been one of my public library repeat reads since I was a kid; it was like an every three years ritual for me.)Do I still love this book now? Yes. It's scary, sensual (in a non-graphic way), smart, magical, empowering and in many other ways fabulous. Plus, it's set in New Zealand, which as a kid growing up in one of the landlocked parts of the US, that seemed kind of magical in and of itself. Anyway, I still vividly recall certain scenes, and the wonder of reading those scenes is still there for me as an adult.Here's a quote from one of those scenes. I'm not sure if it's my favorite, but it's a good representation of the heroine, Laura Chant, and her ally, Sorry (Sorenson Carlisle) as she makes an object of power under the supervision of the witch Winter (Sorry's mother):"Stamp, your name is to be Laura. I'm sharing my name with you. I'm putting my power into you and you must do my work. Don't listen to anyone but me." She thought for what seemed like a long time, though it was really only a single second, and in that time, oddly enough, the picture of the old, whistling kettle at home came into her mind. "You are to be my command laid on my enemy. You'll make a hole in him through which he'll drip away until he runs dry. As he drips out darkness, we'll smile together, me outside, you inside. We'll " (she found her voice rising higher and growing a little hysterical) " ... we'll crush him between our smiles." She looked up at the reflected witches and said nervously, "Is that enough?""Quite enough," Winter said, and behind the fine lace of her age, Laura saw a reflection of Sorry's wariness."Terrific!" exclaimed Sorry. "Chant, can I be on your side? I'd hate to be your enemy.
spy_mom35 More than 1 year ago
This is a very touching and memorable story. I read it as a teen and have read it to both of my children at about the same age. I would absolutely love to have this in nook format please!
K-in-Q More than 1 year ago
I read this book as a teen several times, I am now 32 and reading it again. This was probably one of the first paranormal teen love stories ever. Before Twilight(My Fave) or Harry Potter. It has magic, suspense, and lots of chemistry between Laura and Sorry. It is a very quick read but totally worth it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I have ever read. I enjoy this type of book, but I've never read one quiet like this. I have read it numerous times since I discovered it nearly a decade ago. It is enjoyable every time. The charecters are believable and draw the reader in.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the greatest. I am personally not one to read romances but this book caught my eye. I have read it more then twenty times and it gets even better with each time I read it. Laura is your average every day girl and Sorenson is the perfect bad boy. This is the type of book that gets your imagination rolling. It makes you feel like you are Laura and you go through everything that she goes through. You'll never want to put it down and you just can't stop thinking about it. If I could give this book more stars I would. I suggest that if you haven't read it you should and if you already have then read it again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is my favourite of Margaret Mahy's fantasies. Teenager Laura must become a witch to save her little brother from the clutches of a demon which is sucking the life out of him. Sorenson 'Sorry' Carlisle, another young witch, helps Laura to 'changeover' and get in touch with her power. Brilliant writing, and a satisfying story.