The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Genre: General/Women's Fiction
Rating: 4 stars

Review: Thanks to Christina T's recommendation, I picked this up from the library on Monday, started it then, and finished late night Tuesday. I am so very happy I read this. It was just what I needed - a change of pace, style, and genre. And I have to tell you, it is definitely a page turner. I literally could not put the book downg. The writing was casual and conversational, which made it so easy for me to relate and feel invested in the story. A couple of chapters later, I was still reading and still entertained. I liked the story line, but most of all, I really liked the characters. They were realistic and believable. They had flaws, but they also had such great qualities, and they didn't seem like they're just made out of stereotypes.

The Opposite of Me is light-hearted, engaging, entertaining, and heart warming. It's one of those "easy to read" novels, but with substance, if that makes any sense - which of course made me like it even more.

However, if you already know you don't like the Women's Fiction sub-genre, then I suggest you skip it. Other than that, I highly recommend this to Women's Fiction and General Fiction readers, especially to those who like the writing styles of Sophie Kinsella, Jennifer Wiener, Elin Hilderbrand, among many others.


  1. Wow. Thanks for the recommendation :)

  2. Hmm.....I'll have to check it out! Thanks for the reccomendation! Maybe changing a genre would help. I have a book blog too...check it out at


  3. Probably not my type of read, but glad that you obviously enjoyed it! :)