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The Opposite of Me

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Twenty-nine-year-old Lindsey Rose has, for as long as she can remember, lived in the shadow of her devastatingly beautiful fraternal twin sister, Alex. Determined to get noticed, Lindsey is finally on the cusp of being named creative vice president of an elite New York advertising agency, after years of eighty-plus hour weeks, migraines, and profound loneliness. But during ...more
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Published March 9th 2010 by Washington Square Press (first published January 1st 2010)
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Leona
Nov 14, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
This book had great depth and is definitely a "cut above" other chick-lits. The secondary characters were well written and added dimension and texture to the story. The writing is exceptional and I was swept away from the very first page.

My only disappointment was in the ending. It was so abrupt, that I found myself reading the acknowledgments thinking I was still in the story. I did a double take and went back and forth before I realized I was finished.

Unfortunately, the ending didn't stand u
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Charlotte
Mar 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Sibling rivalry can be a great motivator for us to strive for success, but it can also be an ugly, ugly thing. In The Opposite of Me, Lindsey is so consumed by her desire to differentiate herself from her twin sister, Alex, that she can't see what it has done to the most precious relationship a woman can have. A relationship with her sister. It was painfully embarrassing to read Lindsey's jealousy on paper. She had everything going for her, but her desire
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Denise
Dec 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Opposite of Me is more than a chick lit book. It is a novel about twins who are 29 years old and trying to find their true self. Through many life struggles ( loss of jobs, accidents and moving home) the reader cheers, laughs and has empathy for their challenges. A nice, fast summer read.
Brian
Jun 23, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I kept hoping this book would become a bit more deeper or profound. When I first started reading it, I immediately got that chick lit feeling in my stomach. You know, when the book you are about to read will consist of mainly fluff. However, while I do classify this as a chick lit, it's a slight cut above most of the other books I've read. The main character is a workaholic who has to leave the life she knows and move back home with her "perfect' twin sister. The first half of the book goes on t ...more
Shelby | Double Up Books
I can easily see this book as going to be one of the best that I've read in 2010. I was lucky enough to get an advance copy of it and I read it in just a few days. The story is about fraternal twin sisters, Lindsey and Alex. The story is told from Lindsey's point of view and in the first person (which I really like!).

Lindsey is a single woman working at an ad agency in NYC. She's hoping to get promoted to the open VP position when things go horribly and unexpectedly wrong. It's here that she nee
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Carla Geraldes
Um romance levezinho que se lê rapidamente.
Rose
Mar 16, 2012 marked it as to-read-own-bought  ·  review of another edition
You guys know I can't resist books about twins, and given that it was $1.99 on Google Play, I got it. Just have to decide when to read it.
Jonita
Jun 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lindsey Rose feels like she's finally going to get out of her gorgeous fraternal twin sister, Alex's, shadow: after many long hours spent working at an advertising agency, she is in line for the vice presidency. She'll be the youngest vice president that her company has ever had, and she will have everything that she's ever wanted in life. One devastating night takes it all out of her grasp, and she heads home to Maryland with her tail between her legs.

Lindsey has always been labelled "the smart
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Alisha Marie
Okay, so I've got a crapload of sisters. I have two older sisters and two younger sisters (although the youngest sister is 16 years younger than me and only six so she really doesn't fit into the competitive mold), so I understood the relationship between Lindsey and Alex perfectly. While my sisters and I have all gotten over the whole competitiveness a few years ago, I still remember when it was rampant during our teenage years and it was FIERCE! So, again, I identified with Lindsey on that and ...more
Michelle
May 09, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
This book employs many hallmarks of chick lit: working gal in the big city too busy for love, a best friend/sister who is perfect (or is she?), a love interest who likes said best friend/sister, and a massive career change. There's nothing revolutionary here but it's a sweet, fast read. The writing is very conversational and "cute," which I think some people would adore (I did like it) and others might not. It was pretty predictable in the way that chick lit can be (you know the ending, but you' ...more
Jobie
Jul 30, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
Nope. Not for me. Nothing redeeming about the lead character Lindsey. Whiny, jealous, fast-track on the career. 29 year old girl has to re-invent and re-evaluate herself before *gasp* it's too late! She's twenty-freaking-nine years old!
She's the "smart" twin. The other is the "gorgeous" one. The author makes the sisters seem ancient. And in addition, the parents are portrayed as fuddling, mumbling, hard of hearing close to the retirement home helpless people. They are the parents of girls that
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Desirée
Apr 24, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporanea
Leído el 09/10/2010


Argumento:
Las gemelas Lindsey y Alex son como dos gotas de agua, aunque una sea de agua dulce y la otra de agua salada.
Lindsey siempre ha vivido a la sombra de su hermana gemela, Alex. A los 29 años, parece que al fin le ha llegado la hora de hacerse valer: van a nombrarla vicepresidenta creativa de la agencia publicitaria para la que trabaja. Pero tras un desliz descomunal, los sueños de Lindsey se desmoronan y se refugia en casa de sus padres para recobrarse de la humillació
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Kerry
Jul 04, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5+ stars - really cute, easy read. I enjoyed the main character and her ups and downs. Like the other Pekkanen books I've read, you want to know what happens next with the characters - which means she's doing something right!
Gina
Goodreads Description- 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 ...more
Liz Fenton
Jan 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Loved this book! I was lucky enough to get my hands on an advance copy and was hooked from page one, when we are thrown into the life of ambitious advertising exec Lindsey Rose as she prepares to receive the promotion of a lifetime.

When things don't work out exactly as planned, Lindsey is forced to move back in with her parents and face the many issues she has with her seemingly perfect twin sister.

Poignant and funny, THE OPPOSITE OF ME is a must read for any Giffin or Weiner fan. I couldn't p
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Read, Run, Ramble
Wonderful and fabulous new author! I loved this book and Pekkanen really brought me in and made me feel what it might have felt like to have a sister, a twin sister. Refreshing, funny and heart-wrenching, this book made me smile, laugh, and cry. I cannot wait to see what Pekkanen releases in the future - she is definitely one to watch!
Lisa Steinke
Jan 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved, loved, loved this book! FANTASTIC!!! Sarah is a brilliant and talented writer. She's right up there with the Allison Winn Scotch's and the Emily Giffin's of Chick Lit/Women's Fiction. Definitely add this book to your "must read" list and when it's available in March, buy yourself a copy! It's worth it!
Amanda J
Jan 21, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Sophie Kinsella &/or Marian Keyes
Recommended to Amanda J by: May 2011 BB Book Club
An enjoyable quick read. I thought the author did a nice job of weaving the story around the title, the meaning of which evolved as the you approached the ending.
Leah
Jul 14, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 Manhatta ...more
Kayla Anderson
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm becoming a big fan of Sarah Pekkanen. Easy to read and definitely relatable.
Paige Murphy
Aug 25, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Picked this up at a library bag sale. I tried but couldn't make it through. Typical characters, typical problems. Just not for me.
Diane
Aug 25, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5. Cute book. Managed to read and enjoy even with 1,000,000 interruptions
Jessica Lawlor
Oct 09, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen tells the story of two sisters who couldn’t be more different.

Lindsey Rose is a workaholic. She works at a NYC advertising agency, where she is highly successful. Competing with the office whore for the biggest account and a huge promotion, Lindsey feels on top of the world. When she loses the account AND the promotion, she makes a huge drunken mistake by making out with one of her colleagues and gets fired.

She moves back home to Maryland, where she’s told he
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Lydia Laceby
Originally Reviewed at Novel Escapes

I liked The Opposite of Me, but I’m afraid I didn’t love it as much as I wanted to. There are rave reviews for this debut, but unfortunately I was disappointed. Pekkanen’s writing has been compared to Jennifer Weiner and Emily Giffin, and while I could see that, it fell flat with me for several reasons. I don’t know if it was because of all the hype surrounding this release, but it definitely didn’t blow me away as much as Jennifer Weiner’s Good In Bed, but th
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Shonda
Mar 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2010, favorites
4.5 Stars

Lindsey Rose is at the top of her game. At 29, she’s on the path to become the youngest VP Creative Director at her advertising firm. All she has to do is nail this top ad campaign and it’s pretty much in the bag. Lindsey is convinced she has nothing to worry about. That is until an announcement blindsides her and sends her crashing on a path she never thought she would find herself on.

With her career and future in shambles, Lindsey decides to leave Manhattan and return home to Maryland
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Jen
Aug 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A really fun, enjoyable read, even if the plot didn't unfold quite as I'd suspected. Not the typical "jealous sister" story readers might be expecting.

I really wish Lindsey had just quit on the spot after the whole promotion fiasco. I don't think the snafu with her coworker was necessary or fit with the rest of the storyline. At best, the guy could have at least fessed up to his other office conquests and pointed out he had a history of such, to save a bit of face.

I had a feeling about Matt...

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Meg - A Bookish Affair
Jun 11, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, 2013
3.5 stars. "The Opposite of Me" was my first Sarah Pekkanen book. I was happy that I finally got to read something by her and I know that I will definitely be reading more by here in the future. I love stories about family ties and I especially like stories about sisters. Pekkanen tells the story of two sisters who are fraternal twins although they are not especially close.

The star of this book really is the writing. The story is good but it is really Pekkanen's writing that brings the story an
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Whitney Teal
Mar 27, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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gille
Jun 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiftyfiftyme
The Opposite of Me is about sisters and their triumphs and tragedies. Lindsey and Alex are fraternal twins with nothing in common except having shared a uterus for nine months. Lindsey is a successful marketing exec in New York, while Alex is a model and TV personality in the DC area. Lindsey always strived to be smarter than her sister because she was always overlooked since they were small children. When everything goes terribly wrong at work, Lindsey is forced to make changes she never imagin ...more
Cindy
Jul 16, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book about love, relationships, failure and starting over.

The story is of two fraternal twins named Lindsey and Alex. The two girls are complete opposites in almost every way. Lindsey is the self-described ugly duckling, the smart one who is jealous of her pretty, popular, model sister. After losing her dream corporate job in New York, Lindsey moves back to her hometown. The move doesn't seem to go well in the beginning. Her sister is obviously falling for Lindsey's high-school crush
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"Fans of Jennifer Weiner and Emily Giffin will strongly appreciate this rising star in women's fiction." - Library Journal.
Internationally bestselling author Sarah Pekkanen's newest book is THE PERFECT NEIGHBORS. She is also the co-author of the upcoming THE WIFE BETWEEN US (out in January 2018).

Her prior novels are: THINGS YOU WON'T SAY, CATCHING AIR, THE BEST OF US, THE OPPOSITE OF ME, SKIPPING
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