Twenties Girl

Monday, October 19, 2009

It feels so great to finally finish another book! It's been ages! And this was a sweet and surprisingly heartwarming one to start back with. I do have to say, though, that this wasn't Sophie Kinsella's best, and it took me a while to get into it. Sophie Kinsella's books are known to be fun and filled with ridiculosity, but this one took it to another level.

In Twenties Girl, Lara Lington attends the funeral of her 105-year-old great-aunt, Sadie Lancaster, whom she never knew. Then all of a sudden, Sadie's ghost, at the age of 23-years-old, appears to Lara. Lara is the only one who can hear or see Sadie. Sadie begs Lara to stop the funeral and to help her find her dragonfly necklace.

I initially thought the storyline of the ghost bothering Lara was annoying and too ridiculous. I also didn't think it was very original since I've read/watched other stories involving a ghost that only certain people can see. If this book hadn't been written by Sophie Kinsella, I may not have even finished it.

But THEN, it started to get more interesting and Lara became involved in many funny and typical of Kinsella scenarios. Sadie was also an interesting character and the mischief the two engage in is hilarious. There is also a side plot that I realized later into the reading and it all came together in the end and wrapped up well. I grew to really like the two characters. There were moments when I laughed out loud and other heartwarming moments, as I mentioned earlier.

While, I wouldn't necessarily recommend this book as one of the first of Kinsella's to read, those who are already fans of hers will find her typical humor and fun in this latest novel!

4 comments:

Michelle (Red Headed Book Child) said...

Can you believe I've never read Sophie Kinsella?

I love the word ridiculousity.

:)

okbolover said...

I've never read her novels either. It's chick lit isn't it? I kinda stay away from that area :P glad you like it though.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Interesting...I read this one a couple of weeks ago, and now I'm reading another of her books which she has written under her other name...Madeleine Wickham. (Sleeping Arrangements).

My review is at http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com

Jenny said...

Michelle -- she's had me hooked since Confessions of a Shopaholic! I actually thought I made up the word ridiculosity... but I looked it up and it's real, lol!

Karoline -- Yes, it's chick lit. I don't blame you for not being into it... I'm pretty picky about chick lit and still have to space it out. I do like her books though.

Laurel -- I actually don't care much for her books written under her real name! I think they're more serious and her books under Kinsella are funnier.

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