The Opposite of Me
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... show more
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.
Publish date: March 9th 2010
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Pages no: 377
Edition language: English
While this book did not captivate me like "Skipping a Beat", it was still a very good story.Lindsay and Alex are fraternal twin sisters. Lindsay's the smart one - a Madison Ave. ad executive. Alex is the pretty one - a top model in the DC area. Lindsay's life gets thrown in a loop and she finds h...
Labeled as chick lit, I find The Opposite of Me to be more substantial than that. There are life lessons to learn and self-reflection to consider. Ms. Pekkanen's story comes to life through human emotion and her characters' very real issues.Lindsey is the perfect heroine, in that she faces a chall...
Summary: Twenty-nine year old Lindsey Rose lives in the shadow of her beautiful fraternal twin sister, Alex. In order to get noticed, Lindsey works hard. She is the smart one, she got good grades in school, got into a great college, and has a successful job as a creative director for a New York a...
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 fut...