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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

Lara Lington is at the funeral of her great-aunt Sadie when she first sees the ghost, who happens to be her great-aunt Sadie looking for her favorite necklace. The ghost Sadie appears to be in her 20's in great contrast to the 105 year old who was about to be cremated. Apparently Lara is the only one who can see Sadie the ghost and so has to be the one to stop the funeral when the ghost becomes hysterical. Lara does so by claiming that her great-aunt was murdered, a ridiculous claim that she now must explain to the police. And so begins Lara's life with Sadie who is constantly pulling Lara out of her comfort zone to crash a business meeting in order to meet a cute guy, to wear authentic 20's flapper wear including a headband with a feather, and to break into her uncle's mansion in order to try to find her favorite necklace. All of this is completely out of character for Lara who is still pining over an old relationship and whose business is failing. In fact, all the craziness of Sadie helps Lara gain the confidence in herself that she was severely lacking. It was a fun quick book to read and I would have really enjoyed except for the language. Wayyy too many f-words! Rated R.

1 comment:

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

This looks like a fun read, thanks for the heads up.