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The Opposite of Me
The Opposite of Me
Author: Sarah Pekkanen
A successful New York ad exec who's passed over for a promotion then unceremoniously canned. Workaholic Lindsey Rose leaves Manhattan for her family's Maryland home, resuming her role as the smart, capable daughter. Years of jealousy surge into overdrive at her beautiful twin sister Alex's engagement party when she watches her lifelo...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781439121986
ISBN-10: 1439121982
Publication Date: 3/9/2010
Pages: 288
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  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 80 ratings
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Opposite of Me on + 7 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Good quick read. Nothing amazing but clear entertaining reading. Perfect for when you want something light and fluffy that will draw you in.
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Helpful Score: 1
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!
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Helpful Score: 1
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!!
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reviewed The Opposite of Me on + 48 more book reviews
I really enjoyed this book. Characters were likable, easy to identify with & easy to root for. Fast-moving & fun to read with several laugh-out-loud moments. I look forward to reading more from this author.
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I couldn't put this down. GREAT BOOK!!
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A book that begins as a story that centers around fraternal twins who have always had a place in their family set in stone, but through some ups and downs these twins are having to find out how to both change and still find their place.

I think this kind of sibling rivalry happens in all kinds of siblings from fraternal twins to identical twins to siblings of different ages. My sister and I serve different roles in our family - she is the creative and big picture one and I am the organized detail oriented person. I can't imagine if our roles were reversed for one reason or another and how we would all have to shift and change to make a new normal.

My favorite part of this book was thinking that it was headed in a certain direction and at a drop of a hat, the author takes it to a whole nother level. As always, I can not divulge what takes the book to the next level because this is one that must be picked up on your next trip to a bookstore (preferably an indie bookstore!).


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