Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Twenties Girl - Sophie Kinsella

Synopsis for Twenties Girl:

"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."

Jenn: I'll admit, I'm a big fan of Sophie Kinsella - her humor and writing style something I enjoy in all of her books. And this book is no different. Lara is your typical, every day girl, just wanting to have something special in her life and have things headed in a good direction; and trying to cope when nothing is. Her back and forths with Sadie are fun and witty, and while at times I got just as frustrated with Sadie as Lara did, when everything finally unfolded, I found her to be an endearing character. And I always love when the struggling herioned manages to find a way to turn everything around somehow. I was a little disappointed with the conclusion of book only in the sense that I felt that Lara's romanctic subplot was left a little unresolved. But other than that, I really liked it. Definitely a good read.

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