January 31, 2017
"The story centers on a woman who, after becoming friends with a coworker, begins copying every single thing her friend does. She buys all the same clothing, jewelry, shoes, furniture, and anything else she sees her friend with. She even begins to act like her in a number of different ways and adopts most of her personality traits." ~ 70%
Traci Calloway Cole is the kind of woman Simone Phillips wants to be. Literally from the hairs sprouting of her scalp to the polish on her toe nails. Most of all, Traci is a successful author while Simone aspires to become a published author. Unbeknownst to both women, Simone becomes a copycat. She copies everything about Traci simply because she wants to be just like her. After one in-person meeting, Simone becomes Traci's friend on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, Google+ and Periscope. Can we say social media stalker?! But Simone means no harm until her world starts unraveling secrets from the past.
Copycat is unique in that it is a story within a story. Not only does Simone copycat, but Traci is writing a new book about the very same thing!
"Thankfully, I don't have any friends who do this kind of thing, but I've definitely come across women who have identity problems. Those who want to be like someone else." ~ 19%
I always say imitation is not the best form of flattery. It is beyond admiration; more so annoyance. I related to Copycat because it happened to me before...twice! It always starts off with innocent questions like, "I like your shoes. Where did you get them?" or "Love your haircut! I want something similar." or flat-out "I have that same sweater!" after seeing mine though. Be your own self. Don't copycat!
I recommend any book that I absolutely relate to. Copycat is such! Readers will enjoy this quick read with questionable characters and obsession gone wrong.
Happy Pub Day, Kimberla Lawson Roby! Congrats on your 25th book!
Disclaimer: This book was received directly from the publisher for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are honestly my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.
Author: Kimberla Lawson Roby
Published: January 2017
Challenge: Popsugar—A Book That is a Story Within a Story