Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Review: I'm Not Her by Janet Gurtler

Title:I'm Not Her
Author: Janet Gurtler
Release Date: May 1st 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 320
Source: Bought

Synopsis (via Goodreads)

“For the first time in my life, I didn’t feel envy…”

Tess is the exact opposite of her beautiful, athletic sister. And that’s okay. Kristina is the sporty one, Tess is the smart one, and they each have their place. Until Kristina is diagnosed with cancer. Suddenly Tess is the center of the popular crowd, everyone eager for updates. There are senior boys flirting with her. Yet the smiles of her picture-perfect family are cracking and her sister could be dying. Now Tess has to fill a new role: the strong one. Because if she doesn’t hold it together, who will?

Review: This book really blew me away. The writing was amazing and I would have to say this could be one of the best books I've read in a while. While I thought this was a pretty predictable book, I really enjoyed it. The plot was pretty crystal clear the whole time but there were certain points where it kind of got foggy. I really liked the characters in this book. Towards the beginning of the book, Kristina kind of irritated me. But then she got where she didn't. Tess, Clark, and Jeremy were some of my favorites. This book made me laugh and cry but other than that its worth it to read! The way the book ended was only a little satisfying. I wanted more than I got! Like I said, the writing in this book is just amazing. This book was an amazing debuet for Janet Gurtler and I can't wait for her next book, If I Tell!


Cover Thoughts: I feel like the cover could have been a bit better but I like it!



  1. Sorry the post looks so bad but Blogger was being mean.

  2. I didn't like the ending that much. I think it was kind of rushed...
    By the way, Sarah, I'll have The A Circuit back to you sometime in July. I'm just swamped with books right now lol.

  3. Lol whatever works! I was abouyt to jweet you on that one... I would have to agree about the ending. And plus I wasn't very satisfied with where it left of.

  4. Wow, sounds amazing! I have heard of this one, but now I will need to pick it up!


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