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Twenties Girl

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  126,129 Ratings  ·  6,017 Reviews
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 last requ
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Audio CD, Abridged, 5 pages
Published July 21st 2009 by Random House Audio (first published January 1st 2009)
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Angelina I think it's because Sadie comes as a girl in her twenties, and Lara is also in her twenties. Sadie chose to visit her.
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Zoë
Nov 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 saying her lines. However, she had a surprising amoun
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Becca
Sep 07, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned
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
Apr 16, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, chick-lit
Sophie Kinsella is a guilty pleasure of mine. This book made for a fun and much needed escape for me today.
Exina
3.5 stars

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-deluded, obsessional, sometimes infantile young woman, with a serious “allergy” to her own family, and without real friends. But she has a strong sense o
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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
Sep 23, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Lindsey Rey
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary, 2015
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
Mar 02, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Annie
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
Fenia
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 other hand...I LOVE HIMMM!!! He's like a modern Mister
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Shannon (leaninglights)
Very sweet book and I loved the message about appreciating the elderly and older people in our lives. Actual rating 4.25 stars!
Erin
Aug 26, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
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
Sara
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
Nov 13, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Indri Juwono
Dec 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  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
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Farah
Sep 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"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
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Ferdy
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 of her life. I suppose, she was better towards the ...more
Tammy
Jun 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
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Nilam Suri
Jul 23, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
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
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Marianne
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5★s
Twenties Girl is the fourth stand-alone novel by British author, Sophie Kinsella. Life isn’t going terribly well for Lara Lington: without saying why, her boyfriend, Josh has broken up with her (but she’s sure he still loves her, he just needs to be reminded); her fledgling business is in trouble since Natalie (best friend, business partner and front of the whole enterprise) has followed some bloke to Goa; her parents are worrying about her financial security and her psychological welfare;
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Muse-ic ♬
4.5
I'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 noticed that all of Sophie Kinsella's adult female
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Aoife
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 Lara going on an adventure looking for Sadie's fav ...more
Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
I really liked this book. So cute and yes I shed a few tears at the end of it.
Cecily Kyle
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: towers
I really like Sophie Kinsella, but something about this novel just kinda bored me. I was just wanting it to be over most of the time. Sadie was kind of annoying as was Laura. I think I might have liked it a little more if it was shorter, it just went on and on and was very predictable.
I will continue to read more Sophie Kinsella but I think it's fair to say this one is my least favorite thus far...
Myrna
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
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
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Someone who looks for a funny book.
Recommended to Hanna by: myself.
Shelves: comedy, adult, reviewed

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 really unrealistic, but not in annoying way, in a S
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Gail
May 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Sita
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
Oct 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Archana by: Supraja Pradeep
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!
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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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