Switched, by Jo Coghlan

arry is having an excellent time at Aqua Mania. It’s a pretty cool way to celebrate his birthday. That is, until something bizarre happens. One minute he’s surfing down the Cannonball Chute – and the next he’s landing in a pool that is nowhere on Earth.

Garry finds himslef trapped in another body and in another dimension. His most pressing priority is, understandably, to get back to his own dimension and his own body. But there’s a problem. The boy that he’s changed places with – strangely named Rorgan Tyne – doesn’t want to change back, and Garry doesn’t know how to do it on his own.

SOon, however, there are other worries, and Garry finds himself in a race against time to save not just himslef, but the strange other world he’s trapped in.

Switched is a fast moving and fun children’s novel. Loaded with suspense, humour and surprise, it will appeal to readers aged 10 to 12, especially young science fiction fans.

Jo Coghlan was a primary school teacher before embarking on a writing career. Switched is her first children’s novel.

Switched, by Jo Coghlan
Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 2003