Twenties Girl

Twenties Girl

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Book - 2009
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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 last request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie's possession for more than seventy-five years, and Sadie cannot rest without it. Never mind that Lara has her own problems--which Sadie could care less about. Will this sparring duo ever find what they're after?
Publisher: New York : Dial Press, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780385342025
Branch Call Number: FICTION Kinsella Sophie
Characteristics: 435 p. ;,22 cm.


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Aug 20, 2020

My current favorite book. Truly funny with the most touching story. Fleshed out characters - even the ones who don't have flesh. Well crafted. One I want to share with everyone.

Oct 18, 2019

This book was a bit slow for me. I found although the story itself was intruiging, it lacked the heightened emotions associated with the climaxes of the novel. There was not enough build up to the excitement. I would have also enjoyed more romance between Sophie and Ed. I also found Sophie to be rather irritating. She was so completely oblivious to the status of her relationships that she came off as quite brainless. However, I did enjoy the relationship between the Sophie and Sadie. That story line was exciting because we never understood until the end why she was after the necklace all this time.

Jul 30, 2019

Sophie Kinsella may be best known for her Shopaholic series and Brit Chick Lit, but this story really worked for me and was so enjoyable. The 20's something niece learning about her 20's flapper great aunt and how their stories intertwine was truly enjoyable and fun, but also poignant and touching. Definitely put this on your list for a great summer read.

Nov 07, 2018

This book has everything-death, ghost, sleuthing, fashion, thievery, personality enhancements & of course what would a story be without romance & of course happy ever after. You'll really enjoy this story. Take a bit to get the story interesting but it is worth the wait. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Mar 15, 2018

A great, fun read!

Jan 10, 2018

This is one of my favourite books by Sophie Kinsella. The story strikes a balance between big laughs, frenetic energy, and scenes that are surprisingly poignant and emotional. Very well done.

Jul 28, 2017

I like listening to this author's stories at the end of the day in bed. Helps with falling asleep. However this reader, Rosalyn Landor has an annoying voice. It seems to disappear in mid-sentence quite a lot and if you turn up the volume you get blasted by the ghost's shrieks!
Gave up partway through the first disc.

May 27, 2016

The book is funny and touching at the same time, it also has a very creative storyline. This and Finding Audrey are two of my favorite from Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella, the name was the only reason I picked up the book. I liked shopoholic series and chic-lit is the best way to beat the winter blues. But, after reading the the summary of the loony plot, I had little expectation from the book and initial chapters just confirmed my gut feeling. Till midway it is just the usual chic-saga of how you screw up everything to stage a miraculous spring back to life like a phoenix. But whoa, there you go..! You are in for a nice and captivating story.
With a pleasant twist and the entertaining end, Twenties girl gets a 3.5 from me. May be, may be….I liked it more than shopaholic series!

Sep 18, 2014

Definitely one of the best books I've ever read! I laughed, I cried, I became sentimental at times. Sadie came alive for me. She hit home for me the fact that the elderly were once young and foolish and lived, laughed, cried, loved and danced. I did not want this book to end. Having read all of Sophie Kinsella's books, this was by far my favourite, bringing out so many emotions. Enjoy!

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Apr 17, 2017

gabym17 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 16 and 55


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MariePat Mar 11, 2010

This is book is about two characters Lara Lington and Sadie Lancaster. Lara is living in present day England, her life is falling apart trying to piece together her broken life after her business partner has run off and left her to run their headhunting business all on her own as well as dealing with a tattered love life. She is also dealing with a crazy family, including her famous Bill Lington, who built a coffee fortune under rather dubious circumstances…. This is one character that plays a major part in the plot of this book, but will you have to read the book to find out.
Sadie Lancaster is Lara’s great aunt who died suddenly at 105. She is someone who has been neglected and forgotten by members of her family. No one really knows or cares very much about her. She appears at her own funeral as a 23 year old ghost dressed in twenties girl [hence the name of the book] Sadie haunts Lara relentlessly and will not go away until Lara agrees to help find Sadie’s long lost necklace, one with a dragon fly with beads. She even demands that Lara stop the funeral, and from this sets both of them off on a series of adventures.
Throughout the book, the two develop a friendship and help each other out to sort out each other lives and they learn about each other and the times period they live in respectively. Sadie helps Lara put together the pieces of her life and Lara helps Sadie to find her necklace (and along the way uncovers a deep dark secret that has been kept hidden from Sadie…)


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Apr 17, 2017

"I'm allergic to family occasions. Sometimes I think we'd do better as dandelion seeds-no family, no history, just floating off into the world, each on our own piece of fluff.”
Sophie Kinsella, Twenties Girl


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