Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Opposite of Love by Julie Buxbaum

The Opposite of Love wound up on my tbr list after seeing it on Staci's blog. Like Staci, I could relate to Emily. Sometimes too much, but it wound up being a solid read.
The Opposite of Love starts out like a lot of chick lit. A woman makes a choice, could be right, could be wrong and spends the majority of the novel deciding which it is. For the first few chapters, I hated Emily and the stupid place she wound up in. A soul sucking job, a boss who demeans women, and Emily just taking it. I really wanted to slap some sense into her. I almost DNF. But Ruth, Emily's grandpa's lady friend, made me stick around. An author who created that spitfire of an older lady might have something worth reading.
Again, a character with Alzheimer's. Always gets me every time. Plus Emily's mom died when she young. And Emily would talk about missing her mom, how it felt not to have a mom. That touched me. I could relate to her pain. I could relate to a lot of Emily's issues. Not being happy, second guessing herself. I think a lot of women and men can relate too.
Overall a good read. Others who shared their thoughts on The Opposite of Love: Life In The Thumb, Books On The Brain, The Good, The Bad, and The Unread, Write Meg, and The Book Chick.


  1. I had to go back and read my review!! LOL...glad that you ended up liking this one!! Whew!

  2. I am glad you stayed with it then, dnf's are just so sad

  3. I'm glad to hear you liked this one. Sometimes being able to relate to a character hits a bit too close to home.


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