The Opposite of Love by Julie Buxbaum

May 4, 2008 at 4:28 pm Leave a comment

This is a coming of age novel. It’s also a novel of loss, of allowing yourself to fall in love, and of friendship. Emily is 29 and a Manhattan lawyer, who has just broken up with her boyfriend. The break up is just the first in a series of shifts that sends her life unraveling and forces her to confront her fears to take control of her life.

I cried at the end of this book. I’m often surprised when I cry while reading. Perhaps that’s how I know somethings struck a nerve. Anyway, I enjoyed every moment of this book. The author authentically portrays what it’s like to be in your late 20s and have so many decisions looming before you.

My favorite part: when discussing the suitability of a boyfriend Emily asks, “If he needed one of your kidneys would you give it to him?”

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