Tuesday 9 February 2010

Review: Twenties Girl - Sophie Kinsella

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

Genre: Chick-lit
Pages: 448
Published: 2009

Lara has always had an overactive imagination. Now she wonders if she is losing her mind. Normal twenty-something girls just don't get visited by ghosts! But inexplicably, the spirit of Lara's great aunt Sadie - in the form of a bold, demanding Charleston-dancing girl - has appeared to make one last request: Lara must track down a missing necklace Sadie simply can't rest without. Lara's got enough problems of her own. Her start-up company is floundering, her best friend and business partner has run off to Goa, and she's just been dumped by the love of her life. But as Lara spends time with Sadie, life becomes more glamorous and their treasure hunt turns into something intriguing and romantic. Could Sadie's ghost be the answer to Lara's problems and can two girls from different times end up learning something special from each other?

Oh no, feeling a lack of wanting to write a review coming up. No inspiration at all. This will be short.

Ok, so Lara has some stalker problems, that is she is pretty obsessed over her ex-boyfriend. But then at her great aunts funeral she hears something, and she can see her great aunt Sadie's ghost.  A ghost who keeps complaining about her lost necklace. She wants Lara to find it. As if Lara didn't have enough problem with work that is falling apart. Soon Sadie is making changes cos she wants to have fun.

Poor Lara, Sadie sure knew how to mix it up and trust me, she puts Lara in some pretty embarrassing circumstances. Sometimes I just put the book away and smiled a bit, while feeling embarrassed for her. But that is chick-lit, embarrassing moments is a must.

But there is also romance, and not just cos she is half stalking her ex. No, she is being pushed somewhere else, even if she does not want it. But with all her faults, and good sides, Lara is a pretty nice person. The poor guy that comes in her and Sadi'es way is pretty nice too. Sadie is, well dunno about her, she is so happy and, well good at least for Lara. Who needs to find her groove again.

I do like the shopaholic books more, sure I read this really fast, smiled a bit, but perhaps something was lacking to making it into great chick-lit. But as it was now it still was good, and made me happy.

Can I really end here, I just started, but yes lack of inspiration today.

Hm, also a bit of mystery when it comes for the hunt for the necklace, finding out about Sadie's past, meeting Lara's rich uncle, who is not so nice. Dealing with her family who only wants the best for her, struggling with a job she does not know how to do. And with a sprinkle of love and you haev teh book.

But it also something more, about family.

Blodeuedd's Cover Corner: Such nice colors, and makes me wanna pick it up.
Reason for Reading: Library book
Final thoughts: If you are looking for something light, but with some meaning still.


  1. I loved this book! I was laughing out loud while reading it.

  2. I think I know what you mean - I have a couple chick lit books that are on my keepers shelf, but there were a lot more that were fun, but nothing special.

  3. This is sitting on my shelf waiting to be read. Perhaps I won't hurry on getting to this one.

  4. I know you like Sophie Kinsella's other stories B. Sorry this one wasn't quite as inspiring. Sometimes they just fall flat don't they?

    Sounds like it was worth a couple of laughs though, thanks for sharing.


  5. I do want to read this one, my daughter read it and said it was good. Sorry it didn't work for you. Don't you think sometimes you just have to be in the right mood for a book?

  6. I'll probably still give this one a try, I do love this author :)

  7. I really need to read this author more..I used to love her!

  8. I need to read my shopaholic book first!!

  9. Shopaholic...this term always makes me smile. Glad this was a fun read for you, the cover certainly look it.

    For some reason the term "chick lit" bothers me, I've never liked that term along with "chick flicks". LOL!

  10. A lovely review and I loved her shopaholic books but I'm not adding anything else to my TBR 'stack' until I've read at least 7 books from my shelf.
    Have a great week.

  11. Sounds fun. I've never read her shopaholic books.

  12. I so need a few Chic Lit books at home. I love to have an easy funny read at home for the bad moods, you know. Always soothes my mind. Hope the next one is more of your liking.

    And I so know the reviewing blues. Am in it this week too.

  13. Now it seems like I did not like it, I mean I did. I was just too stressed yesterday to write. Still could have been better, then again I say that about most books

  14. Milka,
    Lol, I love books that make you do just that

    Some are bad, some are ok, some make milk come out of your nose ;)

    Read it one day, worth that at least, you can think that something good is waiting for you one day

    Every book can't be as great as previous ones, funny enough, but it had another feel to it. Still made me smile

    Definitely! I am sure there haev been books that I have not liked cos I haev not been in the right place. Of course with Kinsella I will always compare her to the shop books

  15. Hammock,
    Please do, it will make you smile

    Chick-lit can always be enjoyed, that is for sure

    Yes do read those first :D

    Hm, I have no prob with the word, make me wanna read it more ;)

    Oh that is good, I wish I could follow that.

    Thanks Naida
    if you read it, do enjoy it :)

    Never, oh my, do read them ;)

    I know, it was stress and worrying for me. No inspiration at all!
    I am the same, chick-lit is great then

  16. Great review and I didn't at all find it particulary short :)

    I'm not sure this is for me, I didn't like the first Shopaholic book and if this is even worse it is not for me LOL

  17. Thanks for the great review. I wanted to read this book for a while now, it just sounds fun and sweet.

  18. Ladybug
    Thanks :) I did manage to put some sentences together. Oh did not like it, well then perhaps this is not for you

    Oh yay do read it :D

  19. I know i've read a book by her but for the love of me I can't remember the title ;S Need to look that one up and while the blurb of this book sounded funny I think it is going to be a good in-between book, a comfy read :)

  20. Leontine,
    Hm, the shopaholic books? Remember me? Undomestic something?
    Aye a comfy read is what this is perfect for

  21. I've found that I enjoy the Shopaholic books more than her stand-alones. Still I plan on reading this one at some point. Glad to hear it's enjoyable.

    Diary of an Eccentric

  22. Anna
    I feel exactly the same way. That series is so fun, but this one was at least worth reading :)



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