I took this book away when I went to Benidorm (see Adventure 2 – Benidorm Part 1, Adventure 2 – Benidorm Part 2 & Adventure 2 – Benidorm Part 3) and as promised, here’s my review:
Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella is her most hilarious book to date. In it we meet Lara Lington who’s life is in a bit of a mess. Her boyfriend’s left her and told her parents of her obsessional texting, which got so bad he changed his number. She set up a business with her best friend as professional head hunters, which her friend is apparently fantastic at. Only her best friend went on holiday to Goa, met a man and hasn’t returned. Worst of all she is being forced by her parents to attend the funeral of her great aunt Sadie, who died at 105 years old and who she barely knew.
She arrives for the funeral with barely any family or friends present. The funeral commences and as the coffin is about to be cremated, Lara see’s this woman only about 25 years old in twenties style clothing. The twenties girl, her great aunt Sadie from her younger years who says,
“Stop! Don’t let them cremate me, I need to find my dragon fly necklace. I simply cant rest with out it.”
Lara begrudgingly agrees to help Sadie in order to get rid of her. The journey is packed with funny experiences as they get in to some sticky situations and start to help each other out; Lara in the search for the dragon fly necklace and Sadie in helping Lara to realise some home truths.
Along the way of course in true Kinsella style Lara meets a man, her best friend comes back in to her life and the mystery unravels as Lara and Sadie follow the clues trying discover who has taken the dragon fly necklace and why.
As the plot thickens the book absorbs you as you simply must find out what situation they are going to get themselves in to next, inevitably giving another clue to who took the dragon fly necklace and why. The ending is obviously been well thought out, researched and means its a typical chick-lit ending, but with a clever ending. It makes you feel satisfied and that all the loose ends have been tied up.
Like one of Sophie Kinsella’s previous books The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic which was made in to a film (Confessions of a Shopaholic [DVD] ), I think this book would transform in to a film beautifully.
Hope you enjoyed my review. Review more books soon,