Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Twenties Girl

I just finished reading the last Sophie Kinsella's Twenties Girl. Unlike the previous book (Secrets of a Shoe Addict), I read this one in two weeks. It really captured my attention right at the beginning.
At first, when I read the synopsis, I was not quite sure I was going to like that kind of ghostly story, but to my surprise, I found it pretty amusing and dramatic at the same time.
Kinsella is the bestselling author of the Confessions of a Shopaholic and she lives in England. When she describes the different places, we feel like we're there! I've never been abroad, so I really enjoy the way she pictures it for the reader.
Here's the summary of Twenties Girl that I found on goodreads.com:
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.
Rating: 4/5

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