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Why Can't I Be You: A Novel por Allie Larkin
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Why Can't I Be You: A Novel (edição 2013)

por Allie Larkin

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Impulsively answering a stranger who shouts out the name of a woman she has always envied, Jenny tackles feelings of loneliness and discontent by embracing a new identity that leads to a warm circle of friends and unexpected romance before she uncovers a secret from her rival's past.
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Título:Why Can't I Be You: A Novel
Autores:Allie Larkin
Informação:Plume (2013), Edition: 1, Paperback, 304 pages
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I'm not usually one to write reviews along with my ratings, but when I read an Allie Larkin book it just feels necessary. Her first book, Stay, was an instant favorite for me and Why Can't I Be You was no different.

This is the story of a girl that takes on an entirely new persona when a stranger mistakes her for a long last friend. It sounds like a weird concept, as she is conning a wonderful, loving group of people, but I will admit that I laughed, I cried, and I felt like a better person when I finished reading. This book reminds you that you have to be the person you want to be, not who you think everyone else is expecting. ( )
  Michelle.Jaffe | Jul 1, 2017 |
Read for neighborhood book club and it was a 52 Weeks 52 Books 2014.13.

Fun light read for the end of the year. Will check out the author's other titles.

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  yvonne.sevignykaiser | Apr 2, 2016 |
Jenny Shaw has a pretty normal life. She has a job that she is good at with the prospect of a promotion in the air. She has (she’s quite sure) a soon to be fiancé, a business trip to get through and then, a romantic vacation to take. Sometimes, though, things just do not go as smoothly as they are planned. Stepping onto the elevator after checking into her hotel she hears someone call what she thinks is her name. She turns expecting to see someone she knows and is quickly swept into a case of mistaken identity. She could rectify the mistake with a few words, but finds she cannot. She would like to be someone else for a little while and besides who would it hurt?

This book was fun. The characters were likable. Ms. Larkin manages to convince her reader that a group of seemingly intelligent people could truly convince themselves Jenny was their long-lost friend from high school. Jenny displays just the right amount of guilt and angst about her deception that the reader does not hate her for her deception. That angst is smoothly transferred to the reader. This made it a page-turner despite the fact at in the world of chick-lit, the outcome was a little predictable.
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  ChristineEllei | Jul 14, 2015 |
Actually a kind of fun book in a "while you were sleeping" way.
Girl shows up for a boring conference in a hotel, only to be mistaken for someone there for a high school reunion. Since she had never had real friends in High School due to a drunk mother, she falls into a charade of pretending that leads to love which leads to being outed in a terrible way which leads back to a different job and love again. Will read more by this author. ( )
  carolvanbrocklin | Nov 8, 2014 |
While racing to catch her plane to Seattle for a PR conference, Jenny's boyfriend (unexpectedly, at least to her) dumps her at the airport. In his haste to leave the awkward moment,he also takes her suitcase with him. On a plane to a place she has never been, Jenny is shocked, lost, and without a true friend. After checking into her hotel, a woman she has never met grabs her in a hug, mistaking her for Jessie, her long lost best friend from high school. WIth the high school reunion taking place in her hotel, Jenny soon finds that everyone mistakes her for Jessie, a very popular classmate with several very close friends. As she gets herself deeper in the hole of her own creation, Jenny becomes trapped between her desire to live Jessie's life with it's solid group of loving friends and her need to tell them the truth.

I thought this was a fabulous twist on the time-travel/going back in time idea which has been used in other novels to give characters a second chance at the life they never had. If you've been to a class reunion, it is easy to see how this idea is actually very plausible, as classmates change appearances so easily. I thought this was a fun, though somewhat stressful book to read, as you knew how it would eventually end. A fun summer read, guaranteed to bring up some feelings of nostalgia for your old high school buddies. ( )
  voracious | Jul 17, 2013 |
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Impulsively answering a stranger who shouts out the name of a woman she has always envied, Jenny tackles feelings of loneliness and discontent by embracing a new identity that leads to a warm circle of friends and unexpected romance before she uncovers a secret from her rival's past.

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