Shopaholic & Baby. I was at the library recently (and so far I do have good luck in the library) and what do I come across but Twenties Girl. I have been yearning for it since Chirstmas last year and was just thinking whether I should get a copy while at the bookstore recently.
Lo and behold, there it was, right in front of me. All I have to do is to reach out and take it home and I can start reading it that very night. That’s exactly what I did and it took me a week to read it and I enjoyed every minute I had with the twenties girls!
Lara Lington has always had an overactive imagination, but suddenly that imagination seems to be in overdrive. Normal professional twenty-something young women don’t get visited by ghosts. Or do they?
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. Lara, on the other hand, has a number of ongoing distractions. Her best friend and business partner has run off to Goa, her start-up company is floundering, and she’s just been dumped by the ‘perfect’ man.
Lara and Sadie make a hilarious sparring duo, and as the mission to find Sadie’s necklace leads to intrigue and a new romance for Lara, these very different ‘twenties’ girls learn some surprising truths from each other along the way. Written with all the irrepressible charm and humour that have made Sophie Kinsella’s books beloved by millions, Twenties Girl is also a deeply moving testament to the transcendent bonds of friendship and family.
Sophie Kinsella showed another side of her in Twenties Girl. Different from Shopaholic and from her stand alone title like Undomesticated Goddess, Remember Me, etc. Slightly more serious but equally enjoyable. I love Lara as much as I love Sadie. They are really good together and even though Sadie’s from the 20s, she seems more liberal than Lara who’s more uptight. They do have chemistry together and I would have loved for Sadie and Lara to have another adventure together in another book - perhaps Sadie came back to ask Lara to do something else for her again.
Whether funny serious or quirky silly, Sophie Kinsella is a great storyteller and it would be awesome if this was adapted into a movie too. I can just imagine the vibrant 20s coming alive. Who do you think can play Lara and Sadie wonderfully?
Go and get your copy of Twenties Girl. You’re in for an enjoyable time.