Thursday, September 3, 2009

Review: "Twenties Girl" Sophie Kinsella

I am just so tired. Last night I couldn't fall asleep (too many after-dinner grapes!) and this morning I woke up at about 5:30 am and couldn't fall back asleep! I laid in bed for a while and couldn't get comfortable, so I decided to get up for a bit and read and hopefully I would be able to take a nap on the couch. Once I picked up my current read, Sophie Kinsella's "Twenties Girl", all hope of sleep flew out the window! What a fabulously entertaing read, one that it took me less than 24 hours to read!

Lara Lington is a partner in a struggling new company (although her best friend and the other partner in the company has left for vacation and decided not to return), and she's just been dumped by the love of her life. The last thing that she wants to do is attend the funeral of her great-aunt Sadie, who was 105 when she died, and whom Lara never really knew. At the funeral Lara is shocked when the ghost of her dead aunt appears and insists that Lara find her necklace, a piece of jewlery that has always made Sadie feel happy. Sadie won't rest without it, and she certainly won't leave Lara alone until it has been found.

Thus, the fun begins. Lara sets out on a search for her Great-Aunt's missing necklace, all the while trying to make her business succeed and get back together with her ex-boyfriend. Along the way, Lara gets to know more about her Great-Aunt, and she learns things about herself too.

"Twenties Girl" was a hit for me. It was wildly entertaining, not at all predictable, and impossible to put down. The book was part ghost story, part mystery, and completely fun. I loved Great-Aunt Sadie's ghost, and the other main characters were wonderfully created as well. This is my favourite Kinsella book since "Can You Keep a Secret?". Highly recommended for any chick-lit fans out there!


  1. Thanks for the review. I have heard that this is a great book.

  2. I love waking up early in the morning but can't seem to do it cos I always sleep late at night! :D

    Twenties Girl sounds like a great read. The Shopaholic writer tries her hand on a ghost story now...really can't wait to read it. Love your review!