Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

Can You Keep a Secret?

Meet Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart, an irrepressible spirit, and a few little secrets: Secrets from her boyfriend: I've always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken. Secrets from her mother: I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom with Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching Ben-Hur. Secrets she wouldn't share with anyone in the world: I have no idea what NATO stands for. Or even what it is....


Details Can You Keep a Secret?

TitleCan You Keep a Secret?
ISBN9780440241904
Author
Release DateDec 27th, 2005
PublisherDell Publishing Company
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages218 pages
GenreWomens Fiction, Chick Lit, Romance, Fiction, Contemporary, Humor, Contemporary Romance, Funny, Adult, Adult Fiction, Comedy
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Reviews Can You Keep a Secret?

  • maricar
    2008-04-04
    don't read this in public..especially if you're by yourself...this book has been on my wishlist for years (apparently it was earning rave reviews from readers online) and yet everytime i come across this at bookstores i'd tell myself to postpone buying it since it had many copies on shelf. i never even bothered leafing through it. but one day i just decided to actually read its back cover and see what all the hoopla's about.and then i saw the lin...
  • Kat O'Keeffe
    2016-11-19
    This was so funny and cute! It didn't blow me away, but I was in the mood for a rom-com style read and that's exactly what this was! Definitely looking forward to reading more Sophie Kinsella when I need something lighthearted and fun.
  • Stacia (the 2010 club)
    2011-04-01
    So...I really wanted to dislike this book. I was determined not to allow myself to be one of "those girls." You know...the ones who plan ladies night out to watch Sex and the City. I've never had a desire to read Bridget Jones' Diary or The Devil Wears Prada (although I do hate to admit that I actually liked Devil as a movie) I mean, it's Chick Lit. Fluff without the smut. What fun is that?Turns out, it's more fun than I was expecting. The book s...
  • Anzu The Great Destroyer
    2012-02-08
    Goal: Read a light book and laugh my ass off.Result: Read a stupid book that made me want to cut it into little pieces.Overall Goal: Happiness.Overall Result: A sh*tty headache.All my friends gave Can You Keep A Secret? a high score, all of them loved it, all of them asked me to read it.So I did.Yep. And I ended up having a headache. Literally. Mrs. Kinsella you owe me a pack of meds and a nice foot massage.So why did all my friends love this boo...
  • Aj the Ravenous Reader
    2016-02-15
    Two point five-ish stars ^^Quirky, hilarious read about a 25 year old clumsy, silly, awkward Emma who is always caught in the most embarrassing situations and thinking she’s probably not yet embarrassed enough, spewed out every single one of her deepest, darkest most embarrassing secrets to a stranger on a plane when she thought they were going to die during a violent turbulence. The horrific result: strange man isn’t a stranger after all. LM...
  • Zoë
    2015-04-29
    This was such a fun and entertaining book! I laughed out loud multiple times and I also cringed several times because of how embarrassed I was for Emma.My only problem with this book is that I felt like it could have been longer! It felt rushed at times and I wished there was more of an ending. I wanted to know how it all came together and like, for example, how Kerry was doing (terribly, I hope).Nevertheless, I really enjoyed reading this book a...
  • Pang
    2015-11-26
    “Can You Keep A Secret?” Are you serious?!!??!? NO! I’m gonna spill all your secrets to my friends, Emma. You cannot trust me on this! I’m a bitch, I know. hahaha1st secret: Guys.. this clumsy lady, Emma Corrigan is so damn lucky! She not that have much money, but she met an sweet-angel air-hostess so this sweetie air-hostess invite Emma to sit on the plane in Business class!!! She cheat!!! Without anyone else know! so she pretends to be ...
  • мαүғℓσωεя
    2017-01-14
    Gosh, this books was so much fun!!!Often times when I’m told a book is funny, I usually find that it turns out being more painful to read than anything. But damn, is Sophie Kinsella hilarious! Can You Keep a Secret follows the charismatic tale of Emma Corrigan. This woman is a hoot, let me tell you. She’s hilariously paranoid and completely outrageous. She is the “ordinary, nothing-special sort of girl” but oh, does she have her sec...
  • Beverly
    2016-03-02
    OMG, this book is laugh out loud funny, like sitting in my cubicle at work just giggling to myself. In the days, I spent reading this one I told numerous people about it because I was just so excited and happy to find a book that made me actual loud out loud. Some of my best friends raved about this book during our girls weekend last year and I was repeatedly told, you have to read this!Emma Corrigan is a typical girl, just like us or me at least...
  • Dija
    2012-02-03
    Rating Breakdown:Enjoyment - 5 starsStory - 3 starsEmma - 3.5 starsJack - 2 starsSide characters - 5 starsEnding - 2.5 starsThe average is 3.5 stars, but since enjoyment is my number one reason for reading in the first place, I'll round it up to 4 stars. This book is, hands-down, the funniest book I've ever read. I laughed so hard, I had tears in my eyes and cramps in my tummy throughout. This book should come with a warning label, something like...
  • Cait • A Page with a View
    2017-01-22
    I have a stack of Sophie Kinsella books I'm working my way through, which might be the greatest choice I've made so far this year. This read like a rom com screenplay and was HILARIOUS. I skimmed Confessions of a Shopaholic a few years ago before I saw the movie but I'm probably going to go back and read it now because the characters in this book had such real voices. Like I might not have the same personality as Emma, but I could still relate to...
  • Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness
    2013-01-07
    I swear the moment I was done with this book...I was just so..soo.. SO DAMN FRUSTRATED The ending seemed so...lacking? Disappointing? Hell ! Fr the first time,in my history of reading books.I actually ended up hating the hero Jack,(view spoiler)[(who spilled all her secrets on NATIONAL TELEVISION ), (hide spoiler)] instead of the heroine,along with her cousin Kerry (who basically STOLE THE HEROINE'S ENTIRE CHILDHOOD) and her fashion/mommy obsesse...
  • Cecily
    2008-07-15
    My first - and almost certainly last - foray into chick lit. Very shallow, contrived and implausible, albeit in a self-conscious ("ironic"?) way. Although the "plot" may excuse the improbable co-incidences, there is no justification for the ludicrously artificial dialogue. I find all the "poor fluffy little me struggling to bluff it in the big bad grown up world" nauseating. Not as funny as it thinks because the humour, such as it is, is entirely...
  • Brittney ~ Her Bookish Things
    2017-01-24
    This was really cute and funny! A great lighthearted read. Review to come!
  • Megs ♥
    2011-10-13
    First of all thank you, Jasprit, for insisting I read this one. A couple of days ago I was sick and in bed all day. I had just finished another book and was wondering which book to start next. I saw this on my Nook and remembered you said it's her best book. This book really made me feel better when I was under the weather.Emma is 25 and has been through many jobs. She has had a job in marketing for over a year now, and although she does okay, sh...
  • Sara
    2014-06-05
    This book was hilarious. The basic idea is, imagine what would happen if in a moment of panic you were to spill all your darkest secrets to a perfect stranger and of course that stranger was extremely attractive and turned out to be a new big shot at your company, genius uh? When Emma spills it all out it makes you want to cover your eyes with your hands and tell her:The fun, as always with Kinsella standalone novels, is guaranteed and the romanc...
  • valee
    2011-08-02
    Worst book I have read in a LONG, long time. Seriously, How could so many of you like this book? Now I remember why I hate chick-lit so much. After having read and adored Something Borrowed and Something Blue I thought I wasn't giving enough credit to this genre, I thought there were some good books on it out there. Because of this, I went to a list with the best chick-lit books and added them to my TBR pile. This is the first one I try and I com...
  • Anuradha
    2015-11-28
    3.5 starsAlright, I've been reading romance novels off late. It's one of those phases. And this is one of my favourites. Did Emma get on my nerves by whining too much? Sure. Was Jack way, way out of her league? Sure. But thing is, this woman knows how to pen chick-lit. She gets you right in the feelers and doesn't let go until you're sucked dry. Emma, who I'm sure suffers from some form of anxiety, spills all her secrets to the gorgeous American ...
  • Sophia
    2016-11-25
    2.5 stars"it was ok" is seriously such an accurate description of this book. good job, description-that-hovers-over-the-2-star-rating!emma, our main character, is monumentally irritating. she compulsively lies about things that she shouldn't have to lie about, and is so horrendously unprofessional in her workplace, it's a wonder that she's maintained her job for as long as she has. and yet, somehow, she's an interesting and genuine person in the ...
  • Muse-ic
    2016-03-07
    Emma doesn't like airplanes.In fact, she's terrified of them.One day she's on a flight when the airplane hits turbulance.Emma being Emma freaks out and begins to babble, thinking it was her last moment of life, she spilled all of her secrets to the stranger next to her.Her darkest secrets.Her deepest fears.Her most intimate thoughts.But it's not such a big deal, because she's never going to see him again, right??LOL!!!It was a fun book for the mo...
  • Shannon (leaninglights)
    2015-11-03
    *full review to come*
  • Ferdy
    2015-05-27
    2.5 stars - SpoilersThis was kind of fun but also kind of awful, as expected the heroine was an utter idiot and the plot was beyond silly, but I have to admit that there were some funny moments and the story despite being nonsensical was easy to get through and somewhat entertaining.-Who the hell would reveal ALL their secrets to a total stranger? The heroine (Emma) blurted out every little detail of her life to some random guy sitting next to he...
  • Paige Bookdragon
    2014-06-24
    What to say about this book? I remember when my friends and I went to Cebu (another BIG island next to ours. Philippines is composed of of 7,107 islands..) We went to a supermarket before going to our campsite to buy some basic stuffs.One of my friends, Jeffrey was with me.(I don't know why he keeps on tagging along with me)I know my period is just around the corner so I was looking for some tampons. Now, tell me ladies. Can you buy a tampon wit...
  • Arlene
    2015-02-23
    Absolutely hilarious and entertaining! Can You Keep a Secret is the type of novel you pick up to relax your imagination and enjoy the ride. I laughed throughout this entire book as Emma Corrigan stumbled through life tripping on mishap after mishap! She was an absolute delightful disaster!In this novel, Emma Corrigan has high hopes for herself. She’s given an opportunity to represent her corporation in an important client campaign meeting. When...
  • Jamie-leigh Haughn
    2013-03-25
    Another fun book from Sophie Kinsella! I always have such a great time with her books, they always put a smile on my face and make me chuckle, and this book is no exception!I loved the premise of this story, telling a complete stranger all your secrets in a moment of panic, thinking your secrets are safe then BOOM that stranger isn't a stranger anymore! I think it such a fun idea and as always I really enjoyed the characters. I found I could rela...
  • Kate
    2008-11-27
    I completely forgot I read this book until I saw some reference to Sophie Kinsella and thought, "Wait, didn't I read something by her?" That's exactly what this book was: mildly entertaining and completely forgettable.
  • Natalie Monroe
    2011-10-16
    Can You Keep a Secret is possibly my favorite Kinsella standalone.It follows the story of Emma, an ordinary, slightly ditzy girl (think Anna from Anna and the French Kiss) who accidentally spills all her secrets to a stranger on the plane. And that stranger later turns out to be her boss. In honor of this book—and because I absolutely suck at writing reviews for books I love, I am going to spill to you, strangers of the Internet, all of my secr...
  • Serena
    2008-07-21
    Sophie Kinsella's "Can You Keep a Secret?" blew me away with its wit and humor. There were times when I roared out loud with laughter and there was a time near the end of the book where I wanted to weep. This book surpassed my expectations. After reading the Undomestic Goddess, I was expecting a book that was similarly amusing, but Emma is a much funnier character.***Spoiler Alert***When we meet Emma Corrigan she totally messes up a "slam-dunk" b...
  • Hippo dari Hongkong
    2008-06-03
    sebuah pengakuan.. um.. setengah pengakuan lebih tepatnyachiklit.. chicklit.. cik ahokay.. okay.. gw baca chicklit juga ahirnya.kesan pertama baca chiklit gw jadi punya perasaan udah ngintip kehidupan seorang cewe dan rahasia-rahasia mereka. oo.. jadi gini kalo cw lagi ember, oo.. jadi gini cewe kalo lagi dandan, oo.. jadi gini kalo cewe lagi ngegosipin cowo, oo.. jadi gini kalo cewe lagi ngadat, tanpa bermaksud untuk menyamaratakan cewe, jadi ma...
  • Nicola
    2011-07-28
    I adored this one! Emma spills all her secrets to a stranger on a plane when she thinks they're about to die- then he turns out to be the millionaire head of the company she works for. The rest of the story is well paced and enjoyable. Emma was a very likable and easy to relate to character and I definitely found myself hoping things would work out for her. The writing is light and witty and the book is impossible to put down. It was a very fun r...