When we feel down and life events are rather a collection of bad luck, we wish we can swap our life with someone else. Maybe only for a while or for good.
On different ends of the story, Polly and Simon are going through hard times. Debts, failed relationships, strained spouse, unstable work situation, and even more debts. The future doesn't sound good and both of them feel belittle by the glamour and constant achievements of their friends. And when they have to look back...better not, as nothing seem to give any single chance for a better future. In fact, the past occurrences are the proof of their lack of achievements. Any improvement to expect in the near future? Don't think so!
Separately, both Polly and Simon got in touch with an agency run by demons - yeah, them - and accept to swap their life with someone else's they admire or envy. The business aim of this company: 'Humans are often suck of their lives and want to change them. We saw a gap in the market and decided to fill it. We offer the people the opportunity to change their lives. You can change all of it or some of it. It's up to you'. Within some limits, of course, as 'you can't just straight to world domination'. Therefore, the person with whom to swap the life should be chosen only among those who are personally known.
Once the choices were made, Polly and Simon are embarking on a strange and self-revealing adventure at the end of which they will discover their strengths and the importance of appreciating the simple and genuine things in life. Not all that glitters is gold.
The book is slow paced but with a couple of surprising revelations towards the end, written with a lot of humour. A good company for the gray days of winter or every time you need some fun and discrete remainders about what is really worth in life.
Rating: 3 stars
Disclaimer: Book offered by the publisher in exchange for an honest review