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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:...more
Hardcover, 435 pages
Published July 21st 2009 by The Dial Press (first published January 1st 2009)
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Becca
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. Which brings me to my second problem: 2)The main...more
Laurel
Sophie Kinsella is a guilty pleasure of mine. This book made for a fun and much needed escape for me today.
Leah
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 eventually manages to convince Lara to help look for the nec...more
marnelle angela
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 breakthrough in their careers and they would discover...more
Kathryn
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 who died lonely and came back to "haunt" her pres...more
indri
Jul 23, 2010 indri rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to indri by: Pendekar dari Lembah Durjana
#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 mencari kalungnya. Lara yang mulanya terganggu dengan...more
Cleo
Nov 13, 2009 Cleo rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: my friends
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.
Jacqueline
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 story that much more enjoyable.

Lara and the ghost of...more
Farah
"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 mengenai mimpi yang kakek alami sebelum beliau memutus...more
Tammy
Oct 08, 2009 Tammy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: SK fans who enjoyed Can You Keep a Secret
Recommended to Tammy by: Teryl
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 demands Lara track down her beaded dragonfly necklace. I...more
Nilam Suri
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 banyak chick-lit yang diterbitkan, dan pesonanya...more
Erin
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 Kinsella has. Her energetic writing style and likable,...more
Sita Sargeant
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.
Smita Beohar
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 Goa leaving the business in lurch. She has be...more
Gail
Jun 16, 2013 Gail rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: kindle
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 others.

The story races along with Lara trying to re...more
Archana Chari
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!
Nomes
I really do love reading Sophie Kinsella.

Have to confess, the beginning few chapters of this one were a little tedious/painful but the book got much better as it progressed. Kinsella is the master of embarrasing/humliating her heroine, but in such a fun way. I was (surprisingly) touched by Sadie's tragic love story :'(

And, as always, Kinsella's leading men bring on the swoon. YUM. (next time, Kinsella don't wait until page 120 something to introduce the love interest! I could always use more of...more
Chantale
I didn't enjoy the start of the book. However, it picked up and I enjoyed the humour shared between Great Aunt Sadie and Lara.

Lara is your clueless chick lit character who becomes much too obsessed with a man not interested in her. When will chick lit learn to create strong female characters who are not psychotic? It makes me more tired of the genre every time I pick up one of these books.
Jlaurenmc
I'm not sure why I continue to somehow end up reading books with a supernatural twist, but this is the second book this week. I'm not usually a fantasy/ghost story reader, but my favorite authors are writing ghosts as main characters in their latest novels, which means I'm reading them!

Sophie Kinsella is the queen of good chick lit. I've read all her books prior to Twenties Girl, so despite the ghost story (a negative for me), I wasn't about to miss her latest novel. And I'm so glad I didn't ski...more
Izandra Mascarenhas
ENG / PORT-BR

Another spectacular work of Sophie Kinsella. Her books are always guaranteed fun: you laugh from start to finish, besides being moved in the most dramatic.
I fell in love with Sadie, and died of shame for Lara sometimes ((her great-aunt is a finicky ghost). And Ed .. My heavens, Ed should have dug a hole and hid for most of the book lol
I do not know how the author does it, but even the most bizarre scenes and out of the ordinary become endearing to the reader - and this is a complime...more
VivaPalestina
A thoroughly enjoyable read as we accompany Lara, a girl recently dumped by her boyfriend, stranded by her friend in a job she has no experience with, and her great aunts 23 year old ghost haunting her in her quest to get her boyfriend back, make her job work and find her aunts missing necklace. There are two options for Lara, either to admit she has finally lost control of her mind and shy away, or she could enjoy the situation she finds herself in and take full advantage of it.

I loved the auth...more
Boof
What an absolute treat this was to read. I took this on my holiday with me as I do like a good dose of chick-lit while relaxing in my sunlounger and Sophie Kinsella never lets me down.

This book was a delight from start to finish. It is narrated by Lara, newly dumped and struggling to run a business on her own. All she needs is to be pestered by the ghost of her Great Auntie Sadie whom she never even met but is here, larger than life, as a 23 year old dancing, drinking, fun-loving girl that only...more
Kourtney
Sophie Kinsella never fails to amaze me. This is a great story about a girl who learns so much about family she never knew, about herself, and those around her. Anyone and everyone who comes into contact with Sadie (even those who don't know they came in contact with her) is touched in one way or another - including readers! I recommend this story to anyone with an open mind and a sense of humor. Tally-ho!
Sylvia
Seperti biasa, novel kocak dan segar dari Kinsella. Buku yang lumayan tebal ini (435 halaman) diawali dengan adegan pemakaman seorang great-aunt dalam usia 105 tahun (nyebutnya apa ya adik dari nenek kita. nenek juga kali ya, atau Nenek Tante?) Anyway, si nenek yang meninggal ini bernama Sadie. Ketika peti mati akan dimasukkan ke dalam tempat kremasi (or whatever you call it), tiba-tiba terdengar suara yang hanya bisa didengar oleh Lara. Suara itu adalah suara hantunya Sadie, mencari kalung kesa...more
Carol
I picked this book up at the library since it is the book of the month for the reading group. I felt it was slow at the beginning, but it became interesting to me as I continued reading it. In the end, I loved this lovely, cute and hilarious story.
Himani
A good, enjoyable read, with ample seasoning of humour, and of course ,a subtle yet big message--The biggest pleasure in life lies in giving with all our heart...and being. Those that just take from us, do one day, pay it all back...through their nose, more often than not!

After a point, we must exhale, so we can inhale again.

No one in the world is a nobody, even if the whole world believes that's what they are...we're all worth a lot...we're all special! We must all make our mark in life...and l...more
Kristi
I'm not even sure where to start with this title. I cared for it that little.

The front cover has a quote from from San Francisco Paper stating it's "Laugh out loud." What?!?! Here's a conversation I had with my daughter over the book.

"How's your book?"
"It sucks so far."
"But it says laugh out loud."
"They lied. Have you heard me laugh out loud one time while reading it?"
"No."
"There you go."

Now, I always try to be fair, and realize that the reader plays a factor in the acceptance/enjoyment of a...more
Carmaletta Hilton
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Jessica-Robyn
Twenties Girl is a ghost story about Lara, a young struggling business women who just got dumped by both her boyfriend and her flaky business partner. Enter Sadie, a 1920's loving former 105 year old who just can't rest in peace without her beloved necklace.

Allow me to start by asking: Is there such thing as a reasonable ghost? I know that them being overly demanding is what make plots like this one work, but for once when the all seeing heroine is freaking out I would love to see a super-reaso...more
Uci
Have you ever wanted to have your own guardian angel? The one who could tell you what to do and what to say when you need it the most, say in critical situations? The one who would set your confused mind straight and prevent you from making horrible mistakes? Lara has one, sort of, and not just an ordinary guardian angel. She has Sadie, her beautiful and enthusiastic great aunt who had a perfect live in her twenties, in the 1920s. But something grievous happened and she lived a miserable life un...more
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Madeleine Wickham (born 12 December 1969) is a bestselling British author under her pseudonym, Sophie Kinsella. Educated at New College, Oxford, she worked as a financial journalist before turning to fiction. She is best known for writing a popular series of chick-lit novels. The Shopaholic novels series focuses on the misadventures of Becky Bloomwood, a financial journalist who cannot manage her...more
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