Twenties Girl: A Novel by Sophie Kinsella Review

by bethany on March 17, 2011

Did you enjoy Confessions of a Shopaholic, either the movie or the book? Well, you have Sophie Kinsella to thank for that one. In Twenties Girl, Kinsella focuses on a free-spirited flapper named Sadie that still has unfinished business on earth. She spends time bothering her great niece Lara, a 27-year-old living in London in the 21st century. If this plot sounds a little too strange for you, then hang on for the ride.

Sadie discovers through her communications with Lara just how much she is loved and missed, and Laura learns to channel her inner flapper to find out what it means to find true love. Kinsella is already the master of feminine sarcasm due to her previous chick lit successes with the Shopaholic series, yet this novel explores a more off-the-wall story that focuses on strange family dynamics with a little bit of mystery.

If you’ve ever wondered what your grandmother was like when she was young, you may have to read this novel to see how a young girl in her 20s learns how to connect with the past. Kinsella excels in the basics of chick lit with her funny, clever, and genuine writing style, yet this story is slightly off of the beaten chick lit path, making it a must read.

(4/5)

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