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Black Swan edition. First published 2009. Paperback, 495 pages.
What’s it about?
The book is written from the point of view of Lara, a young woman who attends her 105 year old great-aunt Sadie‘s funeral. She starts hearing voices at the funeral, and it turns out to be the ghost of her great-aunt, who appears as her 1920s self! Lara is the only person who can see and hear Sadie. It’s not a scary ghost story though – the pair get up to all sorts of hilarious adventures together!
The story is a mixture of comedy and romance, and the funny scenes had me actually laughing out loud! This is an achievement because it’s rare that a book makes me laugh. Some parts are not very realistic or believable, but it doesn’t matter because it is a light-hearted book and it all adds to the hilarity. The situations the characters get into are so ridiculous!
Saying that, the book does have a more serious and emotional side to it as well. There are definitely morals to the story, and it will get you thinking about the way you live your life and how you treat those around you, especially family members and the elderly.
The book was easy to read, and a real page turner. In fact, several times it kept me up late at night because I wanted to find out what happened next!
Would I recommend this book?
This book was a refreshing and different twist on the chick-lit genre, therefore I would recommend it to anyone who wants a fun, light-hearted read. It’s bound to make you laugh!
I am giving this book 4 out of 5, and I look forward to reading more books by Sophie Kinsella!