Breakups. Family secrets. Stumbling toward independence.
A riveting and humorous exploration of love, secrets, and sisterhood, It's Not My Favorite is the poignant story of two sisters who discover they must confront their past, let go of their religious guilt, and summon everything in their power to escape their arrested development.
Gwenn Hutchinson runs The Organizer by day and bails her little sister out of emotional quicksand by night. Between that distraction and the full-time job of creating a vivid fantasy life for herself, she can almost drown out her mother's post-divorce ranting, "I've always had a man to take care of me, Gwendolyn. You're not gettin' any younger, you know."
Rachel Hutchinson bakes away her anxiety while avoiding a painful breakup with her secret girlfriend. The only people who don't know this "girlfriend" secret are her judgmental parents, Pastor Ed and Shirley.
Just when it seems things can't get worse, Gwenn finds a pack of old photographs that may uncover a family secret. Will these pictures lead to the truth, or bring them face-to-face with the reality they've worked so hard to avoid?
It's Not My Favorite is the first book in the hilarious, fast-paced, romantic comedy, The Lake Effect Series, full of snappy dialogue and memorable, quirky characters, guaranteed to win a spot in your heart.
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It's not my favorite
Sure it was...any book it worth giving a listen to.
I would have evened out the 2 girls storylines...I think Rachel's story line would've been a lot more interesting
I didn't love it but I didn't hate it.
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- Amazon Customer
*****FIVE STARS: A MUST FOR YOUR AUDIO COLLECTION
Rue whimsically narrates her book It’s Not My Favorite: The Lake Effect Series, Book 1. With great effervescence, I was is transported into the world of these two sisters. What I enjoyed most about the presentation is that it felt like I was being told a juicy story from a friend. Having read the book and now having listened to it with the same attention as reading the book, I cannot decide which media I prefer as both were a joyous experience. Holding the book in my hand and turning the pages was a cozy adventure, as most bibliophiles can attest. Listening to the author Rue narrate their own work adds a layer of closeness with the artist that differs from reading the book. There were passages that were punctuated in a way that were far more fun and thrilling than when I read it. I highly recommend this audio book to one and all!
Plainly, the love between the two sisters and the struggles with religiosity and balancing that with family.
I have many favorite scenes. The one that stands out the best is the opening scene because it gives the listener the first impression of what will unfold in the story and how comfortable and familiar the characters will be. From the moment you have the details of the room, I was reminded of all those wonderful times in college when I would visit with friends the day after a reckless night of partying (them not me). Having likeable, realistically developed characters is critical to me as a reader. If I cannot relate to a scene or a character, I do not finish the adventure.
I did want to listen to it all in one sitting but in all honesty, I did pace myself and listened to it in three sittings.
I cannot express enough what a wonderful time I had listening to this audiobook. I shall be sharing this with my friends. I did not know what to expect and this experience really impressed me thoroughly.
- Natalia Molina