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Teresa's Reading Corner: The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen

Synopsis from Goodreads: Lindsey Rose has always lived in the shadow of her devastatingly beautiful twin sister, Alex. Determined to get noticed, Lindsey has put in years of 80-hour weeks and at twenty-nine is about to be named Creative Vice President of an elite New York advertising agency. Fate, however, has other plans and in one awful night, Lindsey's carefully constructed life implodes.

Humiliated and desperate, Lindsey flees the glitter of Manhattan and retreats to the time warp of her parents' Maryland home. Struggling to maintain her identity as the smart, responsible sister, she finds herself taking a job in a dating service - and having the time of her life. She is even beginning to have a real sisterly relationship with Alex ... until they both fall in love with the same guy. Then a long-held family secret is unleashed, flipping Lindsey into the one spot she never dreamed she'd land.

My Thoughts: I'm a sucker for a story about sisters, I have two sisters that I love dearly. Unfortunately they both live several hundred miles away from me so I don't get to enjoy them as much as I would if they were closer.

The Opposite of Me starts out with a sentiment that pretty much anyone can relate to. That sentiment is "My sibling is smarter, more beautiful, more successful, more (whatever) than I am." While I think I can safely say that we've all felt that way at one point or another, we generally get over it. Lindsay Rose hasn't. She is living to one up her gorgeous twin sister. Finally, the stress gets to her and she self destructs causing a series of events that she sees as catastrophic, but really leads to better things.

I seriously could not put this book down. The story so engaging that I returned to it in any spare moments that I had. There were twists and turns to Lindsay's discovery of her true self that I did not anticipate and I enjoyed every one of them.

I suggest The Opposite of Me to anyone who would enjoy a light read that still leads you through a wide range of emotions. I would love to read a follow up to find out what happens to Lindsay and Alex.

According to her website, Sarah Pekkanen's next book titled Skipping a Beat is coming out on February 23, 2011. I can't wait. 

To learn more about Sarah Pekkanen check out her website at: 

I'd like to thank Sarah Pekkanen for sending me a copy of this fantastic book to review.  This is my honest opinion of the book.



At October 17, 2010 at 5:53 PM , Blogger Julie P said...

I so need to read this book! My sister lives too far away from me as well....

At October 17, 2010 at 8:17 PM , Blogger Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

I'm familiar with this cover but didn't really look to see what it's about. I have one sister and am always fascinated with reading about the relationships between them as well,
Thanks for great review!

At October 18, 2010 at 12:09 PM , Blogger Juju at Tales of said...

Oh I love sister tales too. Very cool. Thanks for the review.

At November 4, 2010 at 9:24 PM , Blogger The Mistress of the Dark said...

I've heard such good things about this book from everyone that's read it. I really have to hunt it down at some point.


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