Title: Twenties Girl
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Publisher: Black Swan
My Rating: 6.5/10
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Lara has always had an overactive mind, but it is at a different level when she goes to the funeral of her great-aunt Sadie. Suddenly Sadie is standing in front of her and screaming for her necklace. But Lara is the only one who can see her. She has no idea what necklace this ghost is talking about, but Sadie makes her stop the funeral by saying that Sadie has been poisoned. Which is obviously not true, but it gives her time to find the necklace.
But while she is doing that, Sadie is following her everywhere she goes. Sadie makes Lara do the craziest thing, even walking into a building and asks this guy (Ed) on a date. She does not want to date him at all, she still thinks she and Josh are getting back together. In the end Lara does a shocking discovery, while she is learning more about her family.
I think this is the first time I’ve read a book by Sophie Kinsella. I obviously have heard about her. She is well-known thanks to her ‘shopaholic’ book series. I’ve watched the movie though. That movie was definitely great!
The other day, I was at the thrift store and I always go to the book section too. I live in the Netherlands, so the chances I find English are pretty slim, but then I found this book. This was the first time I found an English book at the thrift store I liked.
As I mentioned, I only watched the movie Shopaholic, I never read the books. I had no idea if I would like her writing style, but now I know. Her writing style is good. I think I can only give my real opinion when I have read more books by her. I am going to check out her other stand-alone books. I don’t want to start a whole book series right now. There are too many books I want to read. But I think I liked her writing style.
The story itself was okay. I am not sure what I was expecting. I think it was an okay story. I’ve read books that were better and worse. I am not really into the twenties and family history. I think that was the reason that I did not love this book, I just liked it. The ghost part of this story was interesting. But Lara was constantly talking to Sadie, wherever she was. I think everyone in London might have thought she was crazy. I think it is even a miracle that Ed still likes her. If I saw a guy who talked to ghosts all day, I would run away.
But if I am going to read another book by Sophie Kinsella, I think I am going to try her latest books. Twenties Girl is from 2009 and I have this feeling I will like her newer stuff better.
Likes and Dislikes
– It’s romantic
– Writing style is easy to read
– It is about family history (not my cup of tea)