Thursday, August 20, 2009

Twenties Girl

Title: Twenties Girl

Author: Sophie Kinsella

Date Finished: August 10, 2009

Personal Book Count: 50 out of 100

Rating: 4 out of 5

Genre/ Subject: chick-lit

First Line: The thing about lying to you parents is, you have to do it to protect them.

Summary: from the dust jacket-

“Lara Lington has always had an overactive imagination, but suddenly that imagination seems to be in overdrive. Normal professional twenty-something young women don't get visited by ghosts. Or do they?

When the spirit of Lara's great-aunt Sadie-a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way to dance-mysteriously appears, she has one last request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie's possession for more than seventy-five years, and Sadie cannot rest without it. Lara, on the other hand, has a number of ongoing distractions. Her best friend and business partner has run off to Goa, her start-up company is floundering, and she's just been dumped by the "perfect" man.
Sadie, however, could care less.

Lara and Sadie make a hilarious sparring duo, and at first it seems as though they have nothing in common. But as the mission to find Sadie's necklace leads to intrigue and a new romance for Lara, these very different "twenties" girls learn some surprising truths from each other along the way. Written with all the irrepressible charm and humor that have made Sophie Kinsella's books beloved by millions, "Twenties Girl "is also a deeply moving testament to the transcendent bonds of friendship and family.”

Why did I pick this book? : I am a fan of Kinsella’s work, so was excited to read her latest when it came out.

Review: I think this is my favorite of Kinsella’s books so far. This was full of the standard, funny, uncomfortable moments she generally packs in her books. The ones that make you laugh out loud and think “oh my gosh, I’m glad that’s not me.” all the while knowing that is the type of thing that could happen to anyone. And I LOVE that the best friend/sidekick is not only a ghost, but one from the twenties. I think this is her most complex novel yet. It has more characters then her previous novels. And in addition to the main story line, it has several smaller stories going on, that all seem to weave together nicely in the end. I am defiantly looking forward to her next book, and hope she does something along these lines again.

Agree? Disagree? Recommendations? Any insights, suggestions, or comments on the book or format, or blog at all are most welcome. If you have read this and/ or review it yourself, please let me know. Can you think of any books like this? Give me a recommendation! =D


Jillian said...

I love Kinsella's books! I can't wait to get my hands on this one.

If you love Kinsella, you'll also love a book called 'Knickles and Dimes'. It has hilarious characters and a really great story. I'd recommend it!

Thanks for the review : )

Melissa said...

Sounds like a good book, I need to read something by Kinsella.

Oh, and Tag, you're it!