My main objection to Swap is the simplicity of most everything in it. A young girl, a young boy, and both their desire to be anything else but themselves.
But here's the thing: young does not have to mean simple, particularly in the manner that the good, bad, desirable, as well as the undesirable all line up. Sadly, all that happens here.
One thing that marked this different- how the romantic angle was worked in. All those other books I have read have conditioned me to anticipate the presence a love interest, that the same be pivotal one way or another... such is not the case here. Early moments had me assuming things would go a particular way. They didn't and that I appreciated... that bit on how there's some unexpected in Swap at least.
Much thanks, Edelweiss!