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Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
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May 02, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: chick-lit, contemporary-adult-fiction, read-in-2012
Read from May 02 to 03, 2012

The protagonist, Lara, actually has quite a bit more depth of character than a typical Kinsella main character. The story begins at a funeral for Lara's 105-year-old great aunt Sadie, who Lara has never met. Lara realizes at the funeral that she somehow can see and talk to Sadie's ghost, who implores her to help find a lost necklace that has deep meaning for her. The relationship that develops between Lara and Sadie is beautifully written, and is a huge part of what makes this book so utterly hard to put down.

Had I known that this was a ghost story, I probably wouldn't have read it, as that's not really my thing. But Twenties Girl is both thought-provoking and delightful. A good reminder to cherish your elderly family members and friends while you still can, and learn their stories.

Favorite quote from the book: “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.”

4.5 stars

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Sophie Kinsella
“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.”
Sophie Kinsella, Twenties Girl
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