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WHY CAN’T I BE YOU
Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction
This is a fun and quirky read for anyone who always wondered what it would be like to live life in someone else’s shoes. Readers will likely identify with the main character, and will definitely enjoy the crazy ride along the way thanks to Larkin’s breezy and light writing style.
Jenny Shaw hates her job, her past and her life, and to add insult to injury, her boyfriend has dumped her. In the car. At the airport. So when she hears someone call the name “Jessie!” to her across a hotel lobby, she seizes the opportunity to become Jessie Morgan, whom she resembles. Jenny loves what impersonating Jessie gives her, including real friends, laughter, even new romance. But can she keep the ruse going, or will the dark secrets from not only her past, but the real Jessie’s, get in her way? (PLUME, Mar., 294 pp., $15.00)
Reviewed By: Lauren DuBois
Published: March 2013