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The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen

The Opposite of Me

by Sarah Pekkanen

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They story of grown twin sisters who could not be more different who are each going through their own life changes and turn to each other for the first time in their lives. It had a decent plot but was tied up a little too neatly for me in the end. ( )
  micahmom2002 | Jan 25, 2016 |
They story of grown twin sisters who could not be more different who are each going through their own life changes and turn to each other for the first time in their lives. It had a decent plot but was tied up a little too neatly for me in the end. ( )
  micahmom2002 | Jan 25, 2016 |
Lindsey and Alex are fraternal twins and complete opposites. One is the "smart" twin, and one is the "pretty" twin. Though Lindsey is on the road to major success at an ad agency in New York City, she's always been jealous of Alex, who things seem to come easy to because she's beautiful. When Lindsey's job spirals out of control, she moves back home to Bethesda, Maryland. There she learns a lot about family, her sister, and who Lindsey really is. Another great read by Pekkanen that will suck you right in. ( )
  howifeelaboutbooks | Nov 4, 2015 |
Bittersweet novel of twin sisters who look and act nothing alike. The labels they were given when young: the pretty one, the smart one define their lives until Lindsey's gets turned upside down, and she.... returns home to re-group.

The parents are a sitcom of a pair, Alex is beautiful as always but now even thinner, and engaged. Lindsey is surprised that she allows her good sense to guide her in a different, more positive direction than she planned. She's happier than she's been in a long time but soon life throws some punches her way. Upset, yes, angry, yes, but strong enough to weather through and find the silver lining.

I enjoyed the 2nd half more, and loved the way Lindsey re-invents herself, and how Lindsey's family become closer.

I found one weakness in the predictability of part of the plot.

All in all a good book. ( )
  Bookish59 | Jul 4, 2015 |
When I first began "The Opposite of Me: A Novel" I thought, "Oh no, another book about a stressed out workaholic New York woman who loses her job and finds out what she really wants in life...boring!". Then I progressed in the book and realized it was so much more than that, and that I loved it! I actually did laugh out loud at some of the comments Lindsey makes in her head and got a little weepy towards the end (most of this happening in the confines of my office so I am sure my coworkers now think I am crazy!). This is such a great read that I plan to recommend it to many of my reader friends. I cannot relate to the complicated, mixed-bag-of-emotions relationship between Lindsey and Alex, but the book is written so well that you don't have to have experienced what the characters are going through to really feel what they are feeling. I just can't praise it enough. You will finish the book feeling calm, clear and highly satisfied! ( )
  candc320 | Jun 3, 2015 |
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Lindsey e Alex, sorelle gemelle, non potrebbero essere più diverse. Stesso giorno di nascita, stessi geni, eppure sembrano provenire da due pianeti lontani anni luce l'uno dall'altro. Fin da piccola, Lindsey ha sempre dovuto lottare per non essere l'eterna seconda. Alex, invece, è una bellezza mozzafiato in grado di abbagliare chiunque le si tovi di fronte e di far scomparire qualunque donna le stia accanto. Ecco perché Lindsey, a ventinove anni, quando, dopo aver dedicato la vita al lavoro e alla carriera, sta finalmente per ottenere un'importante promozione, crede di avercela fatta. Ma in una notte devastante, complice un colpo basso di una collega e troppo champagne, il sogno va in pezzi. Lasciata alle spalle la scintillante Manhattan, fa ritorno a casa, nel Maryland, dove però l'attende un'amara sorpresa: Alex, infatti, non solo sta per sposare Mr. Perfezione, ma flirta spudoratamente con l'amico d'infanzia di Lindsey, l'unico che l'ha sempre preferita all'affascinante sorella. È come se il mondo le crollasse addosso per la seconda volta in pochi giorni. Ma un nuovo lavoro e un incontro inaspettato permetteranno a Lindsey di ricostruire il rapporto con Alex e di scoprire un lato di se stessa che non avrebbe mai osato immaginare. E che le permetterà di prendersi qualche rivincita.
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Haar zus Alex is alles wat Lindsey niet is: mooi, succesvol en verloofd. Maar Lindsey is blij dat zij de slimste van de twee is: zij staat op het punt promotie te krijgen. De schok is groot als dat helemaal niet doorgaat en ze wordt ontslagen!
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Twenty-nine-year-old Lindsey Rose has, for as long as she can remember, lived in the shadow of her ravishingly beautiful fraternal twin sister, Alex. Determined to get noticed, Lindsey is finally on the cusp of being named VP creative director of an elite New York advertising agency, after years of eighty-plus-hour weeks, migraines, and profound loneliness. But during the course of one devastating night, Lindsey's carefully constructed life implodes. Humiliated, she flees the glitter of Manhattan and retreats to the time warp of her parents' Maryland home. As her sister plans her lavish wedding to her Prince Charming, Lindsey struggles to maintain her identity as the smart, responsible twin while she furtively tries to piece her career back together. But things get more complicated when a long-held family secret is unleashed that forces both sisters to reconsider who they are and who they are meant to be.… (more)

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