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Twenties Girl - Sophie Kinsella
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Twenties Girl - Sophie Kinsella
Advantages: An entertaining read
I have read a number of Sophie Kinsella books over the years and I enjoy them although I would hardly call them quality books, they are fairly well written and definitely constitute as chick lit. Saying that this was a quick enjoyable read I took on my last holiday that I didn't have to think too much about. I wouldn't read it again, once you've read it once, that's enough but it was entertaining enough for a one time read.
According to an article I read Sophie Kinsella is a writer and fomer financial journalist. She is the international bestselling author of the hugely popular Shopaholicnovels as well as the number one bestsellersCan You Keep A Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess and Remember Me? Confessions of a Shopaholic, the blockbuster Hollywood movie produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, is based on Sophie Kinsella's novel The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic.
The main female character in Sophie Kinsella books is always the same for me, a bit scatty and all over the place when it comes to life, love and relationships. She's a grown up but not quite grown up yet and this is how I feel about the character in this book, Lara. On the book we are given this synopsis, "Lara has always had an overactive imagination.
Now she wonders if she is losing her mind. Perfectly normal twenty-something girls just don't get visited by ghosts! But inexplicably, the spirit of Lara's great-aunt Sadie - in the form of a bold, demanding Charleston-dancing girl - has appeared to make one last request: Lara must track down a missing necklace Sadie simply can't rest without.
Lara's got enough problems of her own. Her start-up company is floundering, her best friend and business partner has run off to Goa, and she's just been dumped by the love of her life.
But as Lara spends time with Sadie, life becomes more glamorous, and their treasure hunt turns into something intriguing and romantic. Could Sadie's ghost be the answer to Lara's problems - and can two girls from different times end up learning something special from each other?"
I really enjoyed the character of Sadie in this book. She's like the great aunt everybody would love to have in their own family and she seems like a lot of fun. I liked how their relationship developed and how Lara changed for the better in the end. The 1920's era that was Sadie's time was a nice inclusion in the book, hence the title, Twenties girl! When I initially saw the book in the shops I thought it was going to be about a girl in her twenties so it was a bit different of a story than what I was expecting but a good surprise.
There's always a bit of romance in Sophie Kinsella books too and he comes in the form of Ed who seems nice enough to me but just a bit wushu washy perhaps although again, I like how his character is portrayed in the end too.
I have Paperback version of this book which cost £7.99 and has ISBN 978-0-552-77436-9.
Called ,"A fun, effervescent, romantic story, that mingles present-day tensions with an intriguing voice from the past" by the Daily Mail I will let you make your own minds up!
Summary: Twenties girl - Sophie Kinsella