Publisher: The Story Plant
Publication Date: 8/4/2015
My Rating: 3 Stars
A special thank you to The Story Plant and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Cara Sue Achterberg delivers her debut I’M NOT HER, a body swap in the theme of Freaky Friday and Vice Versa for an inside look at two different personalities, from different walks of life –filled with humor and insight.
We meet two women, Carin and Leann. When the two women meet at a Shop N’ Save, their lives begin to change.
Leann is poor, overweight, and uneducated working at a dead end job as a clear at the Shop n Save. Carin is beautiful,fit, trim, college graduate, and self-absorbed. She happens to be shopping in the store and gets knocked out. After the accident, they switch places.
Of course, it is very difficult for Carin, to be immersed in Leann’s lifestyle with her abusive husband and six year old son Trevor. She immediately starts trying to change things, since she is out spoken; things Leann never tried. Of course she misses her own life, while getting pulled into this is strange world.
Leann, you would think may be delighted to be rich, slim, smart, and pretty. However, she too realizes, the grass is not always greener. She misses her son.
Each see the pain and joy from different viewpoints as they walk in the other’s shoes. A look at life from both sides. The body swapping storytelling device has been seen in a variety of fiction, most often in television shows and movies, in which two people exchange minds and end up in each other's bodies.
I am not a big fan of switching places, reality TV, paranormal, or time travel—however, a certain audience may find it appealing.