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Book recommendations please - where people (main character) becomes someone else

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RickLemon Thu 22-Feb-18 21:23:00

I've just finished re-reading 2 childhood favourites:Charlotte Sometimes and The Bewitching of Alison Albright. I like the main themes in these two books (which I can't articulate properly as I'm tired and a bit crap) - transformation? Mistaken identity?
Can anyone recommend similar books to me please!! (Or put into words what I cannot!)

Marv1nGay3 Thu 22-Feb-18 21:39:06

Ovid Metamorphoses? Not exactly what you are looking for maybe, but a surprisingly good read!

RickLemon Thu 22-Feb-18 22:06:43

Thanks ..perhaps when I'm feeling a little more erudite?!

LittleHearts Sat 24-Feb-18 03:22:27

I came on here to suggest Charlotte Sometimes!

In Bill's New Frock by Anne Fine, Bill wakes up as a girl. Also in the Flossie Teacake books Flossie becomes a teenager when wearing a fur coat. Woof! By Alan Alhberg, the boy turns into a dog.

I suspect all these are a bit more childish than you wanted.

You might enjoy The Accidental Time Traveller by Sharon Griffiths. Although the main character doesn't change identify as such, I think you might like it.

LittleHearts Sat 24-Feb-18 03:23:32

* Indentity

LittleHearts Sat 24-Feb-18 03:24:23

* Identity grin blush

Blogwoman Sat 24-Feb-18 04:15:16

The Time Traveller’s Wife, by Audrey Niffeneger. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield - I loved that & so did several people I know (characters don’t change into other people but there’s mistaken identity). Other children’s books - Freaky Friday springs to mind.

Blogwoman Sat 24-Feb-18 04:17:37

Oh & The Metamorphosis by Kafka.

JolieColombe Sat 24-Feb-18 04:44:27

The Ivy Tree by Mary Stewart, bit of a take on the mistaken identity/inheritance trope.

theculture Sat 24-Feb-18 05:14:31

The prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope

Someone has to pretend to be the king of (fictional) Ruritania

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