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Title Help! I'm Trapped in my Teacher's Body
Series ---
Author Todd Strasser
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Publisher Scholastic Inc. - 1993
First Printing ---
Category Children
Warnings None

Main Characters

Jake Sherman, Jessica Sherman, Mr. Dirksen

Main Elements Science fiction

It's everyone's worst nightmare...come true!

Jake Sherman used to be your average, ordinary twelve year old, until he became a completely different person. Tall, skinny, balding, nerdy...OH NO! Jake's turned into his weirdo teacher, Mr. Dirksen!

It's bad enough that Jake's an adult now, but a teacher? The geekiest, most made fun-of teacher in the whole school? Jake's sister Jessica is the only person who'll believe him - and even she's a little suspicious.

Jake and Jessica better find a way to get things back to normal fast - not only because Jake's going crazy, but also because dorky Mr. Dirksen is running around in Jake's body! The nightmare is only beginning.

I happen to enjoy body switching stories. After all, who wouldn't want to be someone else? Then again, being in your teacher's body, with a bad back, poor eyesight and finding yourself out of breath just walking down the street, may not be exactly what one had in mind. I consider this book a fun read.

Posted: June 2003


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