The debut novel The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen hits bookstores today…..and it’s already been endorsed by bestselling author Jennifer Weiner!
Weiner took to her blog last week to inform her fans about this book and encourage them to pre-order their copy online. In return they’d receive a signed copy of one of her books AND the chance to win some fantastic raffle prizes on Sarah’s website. Jennifer is all too familiar with the fact that debut authors often struggle to get their books into the hands of readers because of such vast competition in the marketplace and wanted to help boost Sarah’s sales. Jen is a big fan and supporter of Sarah, and is quoted on the cover calling the book, “fresh, funny and satisfying. A terrific book about sisters that actually made me laugh out loud.”
A little bit about the book….
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.
The themes dealt with in this book are relevant and applicable to many women in their twenties and thirties. This is a smart, funny and poignant debut novel about the desire to have it all, the relationships that define you, and the complicated, irreplaceable bonds of sisterhood.
If you enjoy reading Jennifer Weiner, Lauren Weisberger and Sophie Kinsella then this is the book for you!
Read a chapter excerpt
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