I Now Pronounce You Someone Else
Eighteen-year-old Bronwen Oliver has a secret: She's really Phoebe, the lost daughter of the loving Lilywhite family. That's the only way to explain her image-obsessed mother; a kind but distant stepfather; and a brother with a small personality complex. Bronwen knows she must have been switched at birth, and she can't wait t...more
I Now Pronounce You Someone Else surprised me in a good way. I was just expecting a sweet love story, and that is amazing part of it, but it was also witty, funny and smart coming of age story.
Erin McCahan writing is fun and ...more
The characters were great in this story. Bronwen really resonated with me. She’s sharp, funny, slightly broken and full of hopes and dreams. I respected her morals and how she stood by what she believed in. Grant it, it’s a bit unrealistic in today’s ...more
Switched at birth. That must be it. These are not my people.
This is a story about being lost within yourself, found by the one that loves you, only to be lost in that love and then finally, finally finding that perfect moment where you know you truly belong...
I absolutely adored this book! Erin McCahan, pens a wonderful story written with so much passion and compassion, combinin ...more
Ok, So I'm really glad you picked this Tina. This is one of those I might not have ever read. I tend to shy away from the "Chick lit"/Romantical fluff section but, I really, really enjoyed this one.
I must be turning into a sap! I had to wipe my eyes a couple of times while reading this.... bittersweet.
The Quick: (spoilers)
Bronwen meets Jared, they fall in love. He is practically perfect, she thinks. She is a senior in high school and he is graduating colle ...more
I found I connected with Bronwen some, but not a heap. I think it would be impossible not to have some connection, just because of the story and everything that’s going ...more
Eighteen-year-old Bronwen Oliver has a secret: She's really Phoebe, the lost daughter of the loving Lilywhite family. That's the only way to explain her image-obsessed mother; a kind but distant stepfather; and a brother with a small personality complex. Bronwen knows she must hav...more
But the way McCahan has written it, the premise totally and completely work ...more
I Now Pronounce You Someone Else wow i loved this book, so fun and witty. Bronwen is a fantastic character, she know what she wants in life, which makes her so confident & fun. She has hidden depths that you don't discover until later on in the story.
Despite the fluffy exterior of this novel, Erin tackles some serious issues and she does it tactfully and full of grace. If you can make it past Bronwen's tell of being switched a birth... (which I found to be personally hi ...more
Erin McCahan’s writing is bright and witty, reminiscent of a more succinct version of Meg Cabot’s. Bronwen wastes no words with her narration, instead providing us just enough to get the picture, get her tone, and focus more on the story and characters. Bronwen's intellige ...more
Bronwen’s dad died when she was young and her mom and brother were never the same after. Her mom re-married and although Bronwen likes her stepfather, it isn’t the same as having a real father.
During the beginning of her senior year, Bronwen me ...more
In my eyes, I Now Pronounce You Someone Else is the breakout hit of 2010. Because not only does it contain relatable, messed up, and funny main characters, it's witty, real, and contains writing similar to Dessen or Colasnati- a high regarded coming from me.
I Now Pronounce You Someone Else tells the tale of Bronwen Oliver, a girl who has never exactly been happy with the family she was given. This is where Phoebe Lilywhite comes in. Phoebe is who she truly is, in her opinion, the girl who ...more
ERIN MCCAHAN, PEOPLE! ERIN MCCAHAN. She can write about anything, anything! A wedding in YA? Nope… *sees author is Erin McCahan* I MEAN YES! Because she’s that good. SHE’S THAT GOOD. She did this so well and I broke down, humans, just broke down.
It’s just a freaking beautiful story. It’s beautiful.
If you recall, my first review as a reviewer here was Love and Other Foreign Words, Erin’s second novel that I wholeheartedly ...more
Bronwen's family is hilarious and heartbreaking. I can totally understand why Bronwen wants to become Someone Else, why she fantasized about being Phoebe Lilywhite. What I love about McCahan's portrayal of the Olivers is how NOT awful they are. They're flawed but aren't demonized, and though they're quirky, it never becomes car ...more
Bronwen Oliver is sure that she was switched at birth. Her family cannot possibly be related to her. She is way too normal for them. Her mother only cares about her image and Bronwen's image, her stepfather has no real connection to her, and her brother is neve ...more
Plot: True to the tone of a great contemporary novel, this was another book that tugged at my heart and while reading it, I really felt that I was the main character. I was just so involved in what she was thinking, going through and all of the fantastic emotions streaming through the novel. I cried when she cried, my heart skipped a beat when hers did and I just couldn't ...more
unfortunately this book is not great. bronwen finds herself engaged at the tender age of 18 years and 5 minutes. but does she really want to go through college a married girl, or is she just hoping to join a new family? the problem is that her family wasn't that bad. sure, her mom was kind of weird ...more
McCahan's characters have so much personality. I couldn't help but laugh and cry along with them. Jared (a.k.a. Bronwen's fiancée) is a ...more
The story really picks up when Bronwen reunites with Jesus's ...more
Bronwen lays out her switched at birth theory up front. She lists many glaring differences between her and the rest of her family. Her dad died when she was six and with him went her Real Mother and her Real Brother. She’s left with a perfect appearances mother, an absentee brother, and a stepfather who she keeps at arm’s length. When she starts dating Jared, she fa ...more
In many ways, this book is the antidote to many of the unrealistic romances that have been flooding the YA market over the last few years. Bronwen is absolutely head over heels in love with Jared, who ...more
There were some things about this book that I thought were surprisingly spot-on and unique. I mean, just the fact that it involves a real world couple planning on getting married before the girl has graduated high school is kind of unique itself. But the whole tone of the story felt different from a lot of books, even though it deals with the usual themes of being yourself, family, acceptanc ...more
I appreciated that the author gave us a MC who wanted to wa ...more
Bronwen is a character that knows what she wants and is not wishy washy like some girls in YA novels. I think a lot of girls can relate to her situations in the book with her stepdad to her whirl win relationship with Jared. I notice at school that a lot of girls have rings that look like engagement ring. I think some relationships are meant to be and ...more
-“Observant, sarcastic, compelling, and very funny . . . this thoroughly enjoyable read is a seductive invitation to relax and let life happen.” —Kirkus Reviews (STARRED review)
"[An] inviting, thoughtful novel." —The Chicago Tribune
"A dazzlingly hilarious trifecta of awkward growing pains, social gaffes, and the romance that will warm your heart forever . . . Erin McCah ...more