Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Book Review: Twenties Girl

Twenties Girl: A Novel
Book Details:
Title: Twenties Girl
Author: Sophie Kinsella
2009, Dial Press
ISBN: 9780385352032

Summary (from the back cover):
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 request: Lara must  find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie's possession for more than seventy-five years, because Sadie cannot rest without it.

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 and about each other. 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.

My Review:
Okay, my original thought when I started this book was that the main character, Lara Lington, was kind of stupid. She was just a little too flaky for me and I wasn't sure I was going to be able to handle an entire book about her. Like saying her great-aunt was murdered at the funeral - didn't she think about the fact that there would be an investigation? BUT, then as I read on, I really started to get into the story and the dynamics between her and her great-aunt Sadie who is haunting her. And she got smarter too - like using her cell phone as a cover up to talking to a ghost. =)

I would say that the story was somewhat predicable, but there are a lot of fun things that happen thoughout the course of the story. It was a happy, enjoyable read. I would say it had a similar tone to the Shopaholic Series by the same author.

This is my honest opinion. The book came from my personal TBR pile and I was not compensated in any way for this review.

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