Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

Twenties Girl

Lara Lington has always had an overactive imagination, but suddenly that imagination seems to be in overdrive. Normal professional twenty-something young women don't get visited by ghosts. Or do they?When the spirit of Lara's great-aunt Sadie-a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way to dance-mysteriously appears, she has one request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie's possession for m...


Details Twenties Girl

TitleTwenties Girl
ISBN9780385342025
Author
Release DateJul 21st, 2009
PublisherThe Dial Press
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages435 pages
GenreWomens Fiction, Chick Lit, Romance, Fiction, Contemporary
Rating

Reviews Twenties Girl

  • Zoë
    2015-11-17
    You all obviously know how much I love Sophie Kinsella, so I'll go straight into my thoughts about this book! Although there was a good romance in this book, it wasn't the main focus of the book. Instead, this novel put most of it's emphasis on family and friendship and I really liked that! Sadie definitely got on my nerves a lot, mostly because I was listening to this as an audio book and the narrator made her voice especially annoying while say...
  • Becca
    2009-09-07
    I had to add a shelf to categorize this book. I got to chapter six before I decided to return it to the library. There were two things I couldn't get past: 1)The character of the ghost, Sadie Lancaster. She was too obnoxious. And I realize the point of the character was to annoy the protagonist into action, but I didn't think I could handle one more scene where she harrassed the poor, broken, 27-year-old heroine of which I can very closely relate...
  • Laurel
    2010-04-16
    Sophie Kinsella is a guilty pleasure of mine. This book made for a fun and much needed escape for me today.
  • Leah
    2009-08-18
    Lara Lington thinks of herself as a fairly hip twenties girl, living in the 21st century. But the last thing she expects at her Great Aunt Sadie’s funeral is for Sadie herself to appear and demand for the whole thing to be stopped. Lara thinks she’s going mad: how on Earth can she hear and see a dead person? It turns out Great Aunt Sadie is actually a ghost and a ghost with a mission: to track down her missing Dragonfly necklace. Sadie eventu...
  • marnelle angela
    2010-09-23
    I loved this book.At first I thought that this is going to be just another Sophie Kinsella book, full of chicklit drama, but it sort of surprised me. There are several Sophie Kinsella trademarks I have noticed in this book:1. Lara Lington. The heroines in the her books look like they're always helpless at first, they have this problems in their works and in their relationships. But then at the end, these heroines will be very lucky and make a bre...
  • Lindsey Rey
    2015-04-12
    I really, really loved this one! It was over-the-top in an absolutely perfect, hilarious way that made reading it so much fun. I was cheering for Lara the whole time and I loved her interactions with Sadie. ALSO ED HARRISON <3 <3 <3
  • Kathryn
    2009-03-02
    Sophie Kinsella made me feel like I was visiting with a best friend every time I went on another zany, warmhearted adventure with Becky Bloomwood--and Kinsella herself seemed quite a kindred spirit when my sister and I attended her book talk for "Shopaholic and Baby" a few years ago--so I suppose I should not be surprised that Kinsella could make me care so much about the twenty-three year old Flapper ghost of a one-hundred-and-five year old lady...
  • Fenia
    2013-06-03
    OMG. This book surprised me so much!! 'Remember me' was my first Kinsella book,and though i loved it, i must say i loved Twenties Girl even more! The story was so unique and funny and heart warming. ♥I did not relate to Lara,and sometimes she pissed me off,but she had such a character development..she turned out amazing! Sadie was the sun,life's joy and the personalization of fun! She was the best ghost i've ever 'seen' or 'read' . Ed on the ot...
  • Shannon (leaninglights)
    2015-10-28
    Very sweet book and I loved the message about appreciating the elderly and older people in our lives. Actual rating 4.25 stars!
  • Erin
    2009-08-26
    I will never understand what kind of Jedi mind tricks Sophie Kinsella employs with her books. If any other author wrote this story I would have thrown it down in frustration. I'd be writing a scathing review about cheap plot devices and sloppy characterization. But, I'm not. I enjoyed this book. I devoured it in a couple of hours. I was thoroughly entertained by it, despite the fact that it's not really a "good book." This is the power that Kinse...
  • Exina
    2012-02-08
    It was fun! I really enjoyed this book. I liked Sadie’s fierce and oppressive character and the comic situations made me laugh. Although some scenes were extremely embarrassing: Sadie forced Lara to do things nobody would do unless threatened lethally.Anyway, Lara needs a development: at the beginning of the story, she is a naive, self-deceptive, obsessional, sometimes infantile young woman, with a serious “allergy” to her own family, and w...
  • Ler com Lobos
    2015-08-12
    3,5*“Life is like an escalator. You see, it carries you on regardless. And you might as well enjoy the view and seize every opportunity while you're passing. Otherwise, it'll be too late.”Gosto sempre de ter uns livros mais leves e divertidos na estante e Sophie Kinsella nunca falha! Opinião completa aqui:http://ourlittlehouseofbooks.blogspot...
  • Sara
    2014-06-05
    For me this is one of the best chick-lit books ever.It is funny, original, and surprising.It has a family secret to uncover and a magical twist. I have read all of Kinsella’s books, but this one is most definitely my favorite.
  • Cleo
    2009-11-13
    This was a FUN read. If you like romatic comedy and light ghost stories and light myster it is for you in spades. British author and takes place in London - the perspective on the American boyfriend is interesting. Starts slow but accelerates to the end. Sorry when you turn the last page.
  • Indri Juwono
    2009-12-05
    #2010-64#”Kalau kau tinggal di suatu tempat, tidak peduli berapa lama, kau perlu melibatkan diri dengannya. Kalau tidak, kau tidak benar-benar menjalani hidupmu. Hanya berfungsi.”h.334.Twenties girl. Gadis 20-an. Gadis dari tahun 1920 bernama Sadie Lancester. Selalu berusia 20 tahun. Karena dia tidak fana. Dia hantu. Arwah penasaran yang tidak mau dikubur karena belum menemukan kalung kesayangannya.Sadie menghantui cucu buyutnya, Lara, untuk ...
  • Farah
    2012-09-16
    "Kelahiran sebenarnya bukan permulaan. Awal hidup kita bukanlah milik kita, melainkan kelanjutan dari kisah orang lain." - Diane Setterfield, The Thirteenth Tale, p. 97.Beberapa waktu setelah kakek meninggal dunia, mama menemukan 2 lembar surat yang beliau tulis untuk (saat ini almarhumah) nenek.Tidak ada yang luar biasa pada kedua lembaran surat itu. Tapi surat itu istimewa.Dua lembar surat yang diketik rapi. Dengan ejaan lama. Menceritakan meng...
  • Tammy
    2009-06-02
    Twenties Girl is classic Kinsella with a paranormal twist. The story kicks off with Lara Lington, another fashion-conscious, twenty-something working gal in London. She has just been dumped by the "perfect man". And - bigger bonus - she is left in the lurch by her best friend/partner to run their new head-hunting business alone. While attending the funeral of her Great Aunt Sadie, Lara is shocked when Sadie materializes in front of her and demand...
  • Jacqueline
    2009-01-08
    I have yet to meet a Sophie Kinsella novel that I don't like. Kinsella remains true to her lighthearted, hilarious style with Twenties Girl and I, for one, am grateful for it.Lara is comparable to the rest of Kinsella's heroines: sweet, idealistic, and a bit ditzy (but not so much that you end up hating her). Of course the plot is rather far-fetched, but that's what you should expect and want when picking up a Kinsella book. It just makes the sto...
  • Nilam Suri
    2010-07-23
    Buku ini saya selesaikan hanya dalam tempo beberapa jam,ah, betapa menyenangkan...sudah lama sekali saya tak membaca chick-lit,padahal jaman kuliah dulu beberapa teman menjuluki saya sebagai ratu genre buku yang dipelopori Helen Fielding, Sophie Kinsella, Jane Green dkk ini. Waktu itu rasanya tak ada satupun buku chick-lit (yg diterjemahkan oleh GPU dan dilabeli tulisan "being single and happy" ini) yang tak saya baca. tapi lama kelamaan, terlalu...
  • Muse-ic
    2016-09-19
    4.5I'm pretty sure this is my favorite Sophie Kinsella book yet!I still got annoyed with some of the characters, but this one had an air of mystery that kept me seriously attached!I do recommend it, but I also want to add that you should be patient while you read. It's worth getting through all those annoying obstacles!It was full of hilarity, plenty of second hand embarrassment, love, friendship, and struggles.I thoroughly enjoyed it!!So I have ...
  • Ferdy
    2017-03-09
    Liked some parts of the story, the main characters though were seriously awful, they were both so irritating. Lara was an obsessed, deluded, idiotic stalker. She spent so much time stalking her ex boyfriend and coming up with silly reasons about why he dumped her, she was beyond daft when it came to him. Worst of all was when she used Sadie to brainwash him into dating her again, she was demented and behaved like a total buffoon in most aspects o...
  • Aoife
    2015-05-10
    Twenties Girl is a fun, feisty and fast-paced read about Lara, a twenty-something whose life seems to be slipping out of control - the love of her life has dumped her, her business partner has decided to take an impromptu holiday with no set return date and she basically has no idea what she's doing. So when she sees the 23-year-old ghost of her great aunt Sadie, Lara naturally thinks she has lost her mind. But Sadie's appearance soon ends up on ...
  • Myrna
    2017-03-23
    What a hit! Twenties Girl has everything I like in a book: humor, romance, and mystery. Lara and her great aunt Sadie's ghost make a great duo. Loved reading their chapters. I think this is my new favorite Sophie Kinsella book. She writes romance/chick lit well but also from the heart. I was entertained and touched with this novel. 4.5★stars but might bump it up to 5!
  • Hanna
    2015-01-07
    You'll never get over Sophie Kinsella's books. You'll find yourself wanting more and more even though the writing style isn't really perfect, and the author admires embarrassing the heroine, and sometimes it's really annoying. But it's amazing.I just want to clarify that this book is not at all flawless, it actually floats on a sea full of flaws, but I didn't just like the book, I admired it. I also want to tell you that 80% of the story is re...
  • Gail
    2013-05-06
    After reading a lot of crime and thrillers recently, I decided to have some light relief and read this book which was recommended to me by a Goodreads friend.It's absolutely brilliant, laugh out loud funny at times, and very sad at others. Our heroine, Lara, is just one of the funniest characters I have come across and has a heart of gold. Her great aunt, Sadie, is the ghost who is her guardian angel at times, and extremely annoying to Lara at ot...
  • Sita
    2011-08-03
    This was just plain weird, nothing like her other books, I don't know. I guess I just didn't like it. I don't even know how to rate it. If your looking for something by her, check out some of her other books. This one really isn't that great.
  • Archana Chari
    2012-10-09
    It is awesome... hilarious, touching, and very pleasing to read.. It is a book to read to take your mind off any pressure... I love it.. First romantic comedy to make my list of personal favourites!
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    2009-12-12
    I really liked this book. So cute and yes I shed a few tears at the end of it.
  • ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
    2017-03-24
    A fun and sweet book.
  • Smita Beohar
    2009-09-12
    When you say Sophie Kinsella the words that come to my mind are breezy read, adorable & characters which you can relate with, hilarious situations & value for money. Thankfully she doesn’t disappoint us even this time.When I had first read about the book I knew that she can not go wrong this time as well. Lara, 20 something is the girl of the present generation. Her life is in shambles because her partner in her startup business has eloped to G...