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Twenties Girl: Sophie Kinsella

“Honestly, it’s so easy to get what you want from people if they think you’re a psycho.”

Plot Overview

Lara Lington is living an average life, with a struggling business and in the delusion of true love with a guy who has just broken up with her giving no reasons. But her life is changed when she met the ghost of her great-aunt, Sadie, at her funeral. Together, both of them embark on an interesting journey to uncover secrets, date guys, and relive the era of the 1920s.

My Experience

I always trust Sophie Kinsella to lighten me up in my crappiest mood. I have read quite a few books by her, but mostly all of them belong to the same Shopaholic series. I loved the character of Becky from that series. She is funny, witty and a lovely person. She used to crackle me like anything at times when I least expect it.

So, with this book too I am expecting a similar charm. But Lara was lacking in the wit and humor of Becky which made me adore the series. The attempt to add humor due to the eccentricities of being around a ghost failed to amuse me much.

Yes, there is always a sweet element that is always present in her books. But I didn’t pick up this book for a sweet read. I wanted a book to make me laugh and somehow I feel it fell a little short in it.


If you have read many books by Sophie Kinsella, then you can pick it up. Otherwise, I will recommend you the Shopaholic series over this one.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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