Cannonball Read IV

A bunch of Pajibans reading and reviewing and honoring AlabamaPink.

HelloKatieO’s #CBR4 Review #51: Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella

So, I was fortunate enough to travel to Peru with my best friend this summer. And while I was there, I had an epic travel fail and ended up stuck in Lima for a few days. I was out of books, so I read every English language book left in my hostel’s library. All four of them. This is one of those novels. And this is really just a roundabout way of saying I disliked this book, and wouldn’t have ordinarily chosen it for myself.

Sophie Kinsella is the author of the Shopaholic series, one of my favorite guilty pleasures from my high school era. Twenties Girl features a protagonist not unlike Rebecca Bloomwood – she’s struggling to make ends meet at her job, her love life is a mess, and her best friend is a flighty disaster who’s constantly abandoning her in her time of need. Oh, and her parents are fussy and overbearing.

This book has a supernatural twist. At her great aunt’s funeral, Lara suddenly can see the ghost of her great aunt Sadie. Sadie requests Lara’s help in tracking down a lost necklace, and the adventure begins. Lara ends up uncovering the skeletons in her family’s closet as she searches for the lost necklace, and learning more about her family history than she bargained for.

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