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Book Review – Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella (No Spoilers)

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A paperback copy of Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

Black Swan edition. First published 2009. Paperback, 495 pages.

I picked up Twenties Girl for 99p in a charity shop. Sophie Kinsella has never disappointed me so far, so I always look out for her books. This book was no exception – I loved it!

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!

I would give this book 4 out of 5!

4 stars
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  1. Another book I need to check out! At any rate I’ll have a library!

    Thank you for sharing.

    – Nyxie

    1. Sophie Harriet says:

      It’s a good one 😉 x

  2. Alyssa says:

    This sounds like such a cute book! I really like how different it is.
    Thank you for a great view.

    1. Sophie Harriet says:

      It was really cute and different, I recommend it! 🙂

  3. ThatAutisticFitChick says:

    I loved Twenties Girl! It looks like it made it back to a charity shop though, so I’ll have to find it again because this review has me missing the book! I loved the story and how they really weren’t so different after all despite the time difference.

    1. Sophie Harriet says:

      I loved it too, such an unusual story! I hope you manage to get hold of the book again!

  4. I’ve read this and absolutely loved it

    1. Sophie Harriet says:

      It’s such a good book, isn’t it? I’m hoping to read all of Sophie Kinsella’s books eventually!

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