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Book Review: Diamonds are a girl’s best friend by Jenny Colgan

By Thursday 14 January 2010Books & Authors, Reviews
diamonds are a girls best friend I originally discovered Jenny Colgan by picking up here book Where Have All the Boys Gone? I loved it and was unable to put it down! So when I saw her latest book Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend in a local supermarket, I couldn’t resist picking it up.

The book tells the story of a socialite-IT-girl Sophie Chesterton whose life evolves around parties, clothes, diamonds and all things shiny and sparklie, all paid for by her rich father. All seems perfect in Sophie’s world until disaster strikes, daddy’s gone and so is daddy’s money. Sophie is forced for the first time in her life to slum it: moving in with University students, having to clean to pay her way (rather than have a housemaid), working long hours in a low paid job photographing page 3 models (rather than her voluntary work in an exclusive fashion photographers), etc.

In the book you follow Sophie’s journey as she deals with her fathers death, builds a relationship with her step mother, discovers love, makes new friends and rediscovers old ones, finding out about the interesting and funny experiences that happen along the way. One particularly funny scene is when Sophie uses oven cleaner to clean the toilet, one of the boy students she lives with uses the toilet and Sophie hear’s a scream from the bathroom. Hilarious!

In the end you come to care for Sophie and really appreciate the journey and life changing experiences she undertakes along the way. If you love chick-flick-books, a bit of entertaining, light reading, you’ll love this book.

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  • Ash says:

    I’m in the middle of this book my friend borrowed me and all day I have been glued to it
    It’s absolutely brilliiant I don’t want it to end they should make a movie about this!!

  • Antony says:

    Hi Ash,

    Yes it was a really addictive read. I only with Jenny Colgan would publish books more often, her books seem to be written and published on an adhoc basis, I think she’d be really big if she wrote and published on a regular basis, at least once a year.

    A x

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