Sep 10, 2009

Twenties Girl- Sophie Kinsella

Twenties Girl- Sophie Kinsella

From the publisher-

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 last request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie’s possession for more than seventy-five years, and Sadie cannot rest without it. Lara, on the other hand, has a number of ongoing distractions. Her best friend and business partner has run off to Goa, her start-up company is floundering, and she’s just been dumped by the “perfect” man.

Sadie, however, could care less.

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 each other along the way.

I was a tad bit skeptical about Twenties Girl after reading the synopse because of the ghost facet, but after only a couple of chapters, I was hooked. There is something about the way Sophie Kinsella writes that is so fun, and well, girlish. The interaction of, Lara, and Sadie was childish at times, but oh so entertaining. I've always been fascinated with flapper girls, so having Sadie come back as 23 when she was a flapper girl was interesting. The girls personalities are clearly defined by the era they are from, which makes for some laughable moments.

There is some mystery, it's all connected with the dragonfly necklace, and it is the necklace, that helps the movement of the plot. There was also relationships, and love mixed in, of course, but it wasn't the heart of the book.

If you are looking for a light, and fun read, I would recommend picking Twenties Girl up.

Rating: 4.5/5


  1. The ghost thing made me a little skeptical too. But I do love her books and now with your review I'm sure I'll love this one too. Thanks for the review!

  2. I was also skeptical about the ghost stuff! Glad you liked it, I liked it too. Would watch a movie based on the book for sure.

  3. I've been told be a couple people to read this book... just haven't gotten around to it yet, but I do love Sophie Kinsella! One of my faves by her is Can You Keep A Secret?


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