Monday, February 22, 2010

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

Genre: Fiction
Pages: Audio
Challenges: Chick Lit, Audio Book
Author's Website

Simple Description:
Laura is not looking forward to going to a funeral for her Great-Aunt Sadie.  She didn't even know the woman, doesn't see the point in going.  While at the funeral, however, she see's the ghost Sadie.  Instead of appearing as a 105 year old woman (which is how old Sadie is when she dies) she appears as a girl in her twenties, wearing a flapper dress.   Sadie screams at Laura until Laura puts a halt to the funeral.  Sadie doesn't want the funeral because her necklace is missing.  The necklace is one she has had since the 20's and has a dragonfly on it.   She convinces Laura to help her find it.

At first Laura views Sadie as an annoying ghost.  Sadie convinces her to ask out a complete stranger, dress up in vintage 20's clothing and makeup, and find this necklace.   The more time Laura hangs out with Sadie, the more she comes to enjoy her company.  Not to say that things always go as expected.

While trying to find the necklace Laura realizes that her Uncle Bill is looking for it as well.  Bill owns Lington Coffee and is rich.  He claims he started it with just an idea and two coins.  When Laura tries to talk to him about the necklace he isn't happy and tries to pass her off as crazy.   Something isn't right.

Now what you really want to thoughts:
My overall thought regarding Twenties Girl is that I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to others.  While listening to most of it, though, there were days when I would really like it and days when I thought it was just so-so.   I think this has more to do with my mood than with the book though.  I think if you like chick lit and you like the author's other books, you will enjoy this one as well.   I have to admit that there is one part where Laura and this other character, Ed, are on a sight-seeing adventure in London.  They decide to make stuff up about the different attractions and pretend they are reading it from a guidebook.  I loved this part of the book, it was a lot of fun.

This audio book was rented from my local library.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

I have enjoyed Kinsella's other work, so I imagine I'll like this one.