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208. Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella...

November 18, 2009
twenties girlAbout the book:
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.

drey's thoughts:
One thing I can always count on from Sophie Kinsella--a book that will make me laugh out loud. I've read just about every books she's written, and Confessions of a Shopaholic has made its rounds of various girlfriends' bookshelves...

And Twenties Girl definitely did not disappoint. It is entertainingly funny--laugh-out-loud in places, embarrassingly so in others--from page one to page 435. Lara's reaction to her great-aunt's ghost appearing, drew chuckles. Her seemingly talking to herself drew smirks. Her lying to her parents, winces.

If you liked Bridget Jones' Diary or The Undomestic Goddess, you'd love Twenties Girl. Note that I didn't include Confessions here. It's because I like Lara more than Becky--she's got a head on her shoulders (ghost notwithstanding), and is way less flaky than Becky.

Title: Twenties Girl
Author: Sophie Kinsella
ISBN-10: 0385342020
ISBN-13: 9780385342025
Hardcover: 435 pages
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group, 2009

Challenges: 100+, Pub, Support Your Local Library

Disclosure: My copy of Twenties Girl made a brief stop on my bookcase, and went safely back into the folds of the library...


Luanne said...

I really liked this one Drey. My Grandma is 95 and I love talking to her about her past.

Bleuette said...

Great Review! Sounds good.

bermudaonion said...

I've loved every single Kinsella book I've ever read, so I'm sure I'd love this one too.

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