Friday, September 18, 2009

Twenties Girl – Book #82

Title Twenties Girl
Author Sophie Kinsella
Genre Adult Fiction
Pages 435
Publisher The Dial Press
Copyright 2009

Synopsis (from web-site)
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. Never mind that Lara has her own problems--which Sadie could care less about. Will this sparring duo ever find what they're after?

Why I read It
About 8 years ago I began reading a lot of English fiction about 30 somethings (being an English 30 something myself). I found several entertaining authors during that period that I have stuck with, Kinsella being one of them.

The Good
Light and breezy, they always feature a distressed young woman who doesn’t know her own self worth; but through a series of improbable events all ends well. It won’t change your life but it is fun. It is a romantic comedy movie in book form.

The Bad
It’s not great literature nor does it pretend to be. If you are pretentious about your reading then you may want to give it a pass.

The Ugly (my opinion)
I love Sophie Kinsella books and her writing style. I usually read them over the course of one day and treat it like a movie in a book. Be warned if you are sentimental (i.e. Lisa) you may get teary eyed and feel the need to call all your grandparents after finishing.

The Truth? (other reviews)
Pittsburgh Tribune
Entertainment Weekly

Mormon Mentions

Author Biography

Educated at Putney High School and New College, Oxford, she worked as a financial journalist before turning to fiction. She is best known for writing the Shopaholic novels series of chick-lit novels, which focus on the misadventures of Becky Bloomwood, a financial journalist who cannot manage her own finances. The series focuses on her obsession with shopping and its resulting complications for her life.

The first two Shopaholic books were adapted into a film and released in February 2009, with Isla Fisher playing Becky and Hugh Dancy as Luke Brandon.

She also has a series of Romance novels under her real name Madeleine Wickham.

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