I'm Not Her by Cara Sue AchterbergI'm Not Her by Cara Sue Achterberg

I'm Not Her

byCara Sue Achterberg

Paperback | August 4, 2015

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It was a Tuesday like any other. And then it wasn't. A simple encounter at a supermarket changed Carin Fletcher's and Leann Cane's lives - literally. Suddenly Carin, a pretty, self-absorbed, underemployed college graduate, finds herself living as Leann, an uneducated, perennially poor, obese checkout clerk, and vice versa.Carin is at first horrified: she's enormous, she can barely make ends meet, her husband is an abusive loser, and she's saddled with the kid Leann had when she was a teenager. Meanwhile, Leann is initially thrilled: she's escaped destitution, she looks like a model, and people treat her completely differently.But as the days pass, it becomes clear that life isn't clear-cut for either woman. Carin finds herself attaching to Trevor, Leann's precocious son, and developing feelings for Jimmy, a fellow employee who treats her with the respect few others bother to give her because of her appearance. At the same time, Leann is living a life she's always wanted in a body she's always dreamed about, but that doesn't mean that all of her problems have gone away...and a new one is emerging with Carin's sometimes-boyfriend.Both women are facing unknowable futures that neither could have imagined. Are they destined to live this way forever? And if so, where will it all lead?A brilliant, nuanced, and surprising tale about the way the world sees us and the courses we are on, I'M NOT HER is a remarkably assured first novel that introduces a profound new storyteller.
Title:I'm Not HerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:302 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:August 4, 2015Publisher:The Story PlantLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:161188215X

ISBN - 13:9781611882155

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It! I received this book from the Publisher via NetGalley.com in exchange for a honest review. I'm Not Her is about two women named Carin & Leann, who don't know each other at all until this magical day at the supermarket when they have this freaky Friday moment that sends the both of them on a journey to find themselves and what really matters. The saying don't judge someone until you walk a mile in their shoes is completely true for Carin & Leann. I love books like this when the book just grabs you at the first page and it leaves you wanting to read more of it even when you have to put it down!! Thank You to Cara Sue Achterberg for writing such a excellent book!
Date published: 2015-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it Cried a few times and made me appreciate life. Couldn' t put it down. Can't wait to read another book by this author
Date published: 2015-08-22