Monday, August 2, 2010
The Opposite of Me - Sarah Pekkanen
Lindsey and her fraternal twin sister, Alex, have always had clearly defined roles in their family, friends, and life. Alex is the beautiful sister and has focused on being the center of attention, sculpting her life and career around her looks and appeal.
Meanwhile, Lindsey is the smart, successful sister. She has a skyrocketing career in advertising and lives for her work.
Then her whole world implodes over night. And she left not certain who she is and where to go. Returning home seems the only option. But that means returning to life in Alex’s shadow. However, Alex is about to endure life changes of her own.
The sisters learn together how to cope and to begin to discover who they truly are.
LOVED this book. It was hard to put down. The characters were engaging. The story line wasn’t completely predictable – it was at a comforting level. And, having a sister of my own (who has always been both the “pretty” and the “smart” one), I could relate. Although I’m glad my sister and I each found our own identities apart from what others said about each of us sooner than Lindsey and Alex did.
I recommend reading this one for sure.
Posted by becki at 11:47 AM