Good quick read. Nothing amazing but clear entertaining reading. Perfect for when you want something light and fluffy that will draw you in.
Of course The Opposite of Me was on my TBR list, as Ive been anticipating this book for months. To be more particular: Ive been waiting almost a year. It was after a book signing last summer that LibraryLove and I met Planetbooks who turned us on to up-and-coming breakout author, Sarah Pekkanen. And I was honored enough to be able to borrow LibraryLoves very own autographed-by-Sarah copy of this debut novel!
Im not sure if it was the fact that I had such high expectations, that I am an only child and dont share that sibling bond with anyone (though my best friends FEEL like sisters I never had), or a culmination of those facts and how busy I was during the time I read this book. But I found myself disappointed until the end. I didnt feel the characters had a lot of depth to them and I found myself annoyed at Lindsays self-centerdness and insecurity regarding boys. I wanted to love this book as much as my friends have but it just wasnt happening for me. The story didnt resonate with me or speak to me and I couldnt relate to any of it. Maybe thats why.
But then, about 3/4 through the book, my experience with these characters changed. It almost felt like I was reading a different story entirely. There was depth to the characters, there was compassion, love, commitment and struggle among family. It was wonderful to watch the sisters relationship change and develop. I believe the reason I enjoyed the last part of the book is because its a topic I have double-experience with. (I cant say what it is because I dont want to give anything away) But it pulled on my heart strings and it was at THAT part that I couldnt put the book down. I feel disappointed it took that long to get to that part in the book, but I look forward to seeing what Sarah does next!
I couldn't put this book down. What a fun read! I enjoyed the humor. The book starts out with a frantic Lindsey getting ready for her big presentation. The author does a fantastic job of conveying the hectic and stressful lifestyle Lindsey lives. I enjoyed Lindsey's journey of self discovery and relationship development. Definately read it!!