Twenties Girl: A Novel Paperback – Mar 9 2010
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“Laugh-out-loud.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“[Kinsella] continues to tickle funny bones and touch hearts.”—USA Today
“[A] most delicious and delightful romp.”—Publishers Weekly
“Like everything [Kinsella] writes, it’s warm and lively.”—Time
About the Author
Sophie Kinsella is the author of the bestselling Shopaholic series, as well as the novels Can You Keep A Secret?, The Undomestic Goddess, Remember Me?, Twenties Girl, I’ve Got Your Number, and Wedding Night. She lives in England.See all Product Description
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Twenties Girl introduces us to Lara Lington. She's attending the funeral of her Great Aunt Sadie, who has passed away at the ripe old age of 105, with her family. None of the family really seems to have known or visited Sadie. When a voice shouts out in the middle of the funeral "Where's my necklace?", Lara is taken aback. it seems that no one else can hear the voice - or see the beautiful young woman, dressed in twenties flapper style, doing the shouting.
Lara is stressed - she's still in love with her former boyfriend and is having work issues and money woes. Is she losing it or is she really seeing the ghost of her Aunt Sadie? Yes, she really is..... Lara reluctantly agrees to help Sadie find her lost necklace.
Kinsella has created not one, but two characters that you immediately fall in love with. Lara is scattered, but warm hearted and the kind of person you'd love to have as a friend. Sadie is by turns exasperating, funny, loving and tragic. Their combined story is comic and heartwarming. The interaction between Sadie and Lara is priceless.
I enjoyed this story very much. It combined the best of Kinsella's warm writing with a little bit more. My grandmother is 95 and I so enjoy hearing stories of her life. Twenties Girl will entertain you, but will hopefully make you think about an older person that you know who may have some amazing stories to tell.
Destined to be another bestseller and a five star read for me - highly recommended
Lara Lington is going through a rough patch, she withdrew all her savings to start up a headhunting company with her best friend, but her best friend has run off to Goa to live with her new boyfriend. Lara's boyfriend Josh dumped her by email and Lara has no idea why. She's devastated and wants Sadie to help her get him back. Lara and Sadie compliment each other in the novel, they help each other come out of their shell. Sadie learns that she is not the long lost forgotten aunt. She really is famous, and her long lost boyfriend did in fact always love her. Yes, we have some romance in the novel and we have many twists and turns.
I really enjoyed this novel. It was not what I expected but I quickly fell in love with the characters. If I would have knew it was a ghost story, I probably wouldn't have picked it up but i'm glad I stuck with it.
This book was AMAZING Loved every page of it. Very interesting story and I have never read anything like this. I love it so much I gave it to a few of my grade 11 students to read. They also loved it.
One of my favorites by Kinsella..AMAZING job :)
After trudging through the first couple chapters, I began to fear that Twenties Girl would be a major disappointment. Once getting my feet wet, however, I couldn't help but dive right in! Once the plot gets under way, Twenties Girl is a fun and interesting read. I wasn't sure what to expect from Kinsella's attempt at a ghost story/mystery, but I was pleasantly suprised. The characters are great and the main character, Lara, is just as awkward and confused as you would expect from any Kinsella heroine. And Sadie was a ghost that I wouldn't mind hanging around with.
Although you ultimately knew where the story was going to end up, there was a satisfying amount of bumps and twists along the way to keep the pages turning.
Overall, Twenties Girl has been my favourite Kinsella novel since the first two Shopaholics. I was sad when I reached the end.
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Started but couldn't finish reading it, found it boring.Published 4 months ago by Claire Page Shiner
A really great book. Funny, romantic and also encourage deeper thoughts.I thought this book can really open your eyes to how the elderly may feel like they are still young but in... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Helle Degagne
Very funny as all her books are. Nice light reading but found myself laughing outloud on the plane. Sure everyone thought there was something wrong with me. Loved the book!Published 19 months ago by chstregina
I was thoroughly entertained by this book and actually read it as though I was the main character. Part romance, part betrayal, part ghostly haunt .. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Eileen Barnes
This is the second time I've read this book, you can't put it done. You'll laugh, cry and like me...wished it didn't have to end. Very good book!!!Published on Jan. 5 2014 by Pamela Banks
but somewhat interesting in the back half and well written... would have been 1 star otherwise... Fun summer read I guess?Published on Aug. 24 2013 by Nicole Cataford
Twenty-seven year old Lara is feigning to have it all, except for a few little issues. Her ex-boyfriend gave no explanation for their split and her business partner took off... Read morePublished on Aug. 23 2013 by Cee Ess
Wow! This book is soooo good! Possibly THE BEST Sophie Kinsella book I've read, except for "I've Got Your Number". The story is rich and so well written. Read morePublished on July 16 2013 by Aly