Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen (Chick Lit Challenge, TBR Challenge Book 3, Just For Fun Challenge Book 2)

The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen

Have you ever picked up a book and know by the second page that you are going to fall in love and not be able to put it down? That's what happened to me when I first started to read Opposite of Me. I first discovered Sarah Pekkanen through my love of Jennifer Weiner's books. She had a promotion that if you purchased Opposite of me she would send you one of her books (your choice) autographed. I immediately placed my order and emailed Jennifer my choice of book. Both books arrived a short time later. School had taken over my life by then and the books sat on the shelve waiting for the day they would be read.

About a year later when I realized that Sarah's second book Skipping a Beat would be out any day I decided that it needed to be read. I had heard wonderful things about Opposite of Me and had no excuse for not reading it yet. I picked it up and began reading. I didn't stop that day until way after 200 pages. I knew right from the start that this was going to be a great book!

The book begins by following Lindsey Rose through her life growing up as a twin, but not the prettier of the two. It then follows her as advertiser working for a high profile agency. Her hard work had paid off and she was on track to become the youngest vice president at her firm. One night she looses a large campaign, and her job, causing life as she knew it to come to a screeching stop.

She decides to move back home with her parents and find a new job. This brings about a whole set of new problems like how to tell her parents she was fired and dealing with her sister who she barely had relationship with. Little did she know that a chance meeting after an uncharacteristic shopping spree would change her life.

Want to know how it ends? Well I will not ruin it for you. Go buy the book and find out!

If you have not read Opposite of Me yet don't wait, run to your local bookstore and get it. And don't forget to pick up a copy of Skipping a Beat this February too. She also has a short story available for ebook only entitled All is Bright.

I am so sorry that I waited so long to read Opposite of Me. I promise not to wait to read Skipping a Beat!

Check out Sarah's Website: http://www.sarahpekkanen.com/


  1. LOVED this book! And I recommend Sarah's second novel as well, Skipping A Beat.

  2. This sounds really good. I have added to my blogger recommended challenge list. Thanks for a great review.

  3. Great review! I definitely need to check out this book!