Saturday, February 18, 2012

Twenties Girl - Review

                                                         Title:  Twenties Girl
                                                       Author: Sophie Kinsella
                                                   Source: Paperback Swap

Goodreads Summary:

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. Written with all the irrepressible charm and humor that have made Sophie Kinsella’s books beloved by millions, Twenties Girl is also a deeply moving testament to the transcendent bonds of friendship and family.

My thoughts:

I thought this book was so fun.  I am not very familiar with this author's work, this is one of the first I have read, and I really liked it.  I requested it from Paperback Swap because of the title; I am obsessed with the 20s: jazz, dancing, cute hair. (and I don't know if you can use a semi colon and a colon in the same sentence but I did)

Lara was kind of scary in this book - she was so obsessed with her ex-boyfriend, and it was super creepy.  The whole time she was trying to get back with him, and used Sadie to spy on him to collect info.  The whole time this is going on, she meets an American named Ed and "dates" him for Sadie.  Lara good naturedly dresses as Sadie demands, in full on flapper gear, for these dates, and Ed is compelled by Sadie to continue going out with her, because when Sadie really concentrates and yells in people's ears, they do what she "suggests".  I especially like the parts with Sadie, and I loved the mystery of her own great love.

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