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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:
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Hardcover, 435 pages
Published July 21st 2009 by The Dial Press (first published January 1st 2009)
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Murlee She is not the grand mother, she is the great aunt of Lara. I think Lara was the only person who was able to hear her because, Lara's life was not…moreShe is not the grand mother, she is the great aunt of Lara. I think Lara was the only person who was able to hear her because, Lara's life was not that great. Her business was failing, her dating life was a wreck and she needed guidance at that moment in time. (less)

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Zoë
Nov 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
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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Michelle
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took me a while to get into “Twenties Girl”, but once I did… I was all the way in! Having a second heroine made the plot more complex than most of the meet-cute, happily-ever-after I have come to like from Sophie Kinsella – but I found myself loving Aunt Sadie. For a ghost, she’s just brimming with life!

I don't think the publisher’s summary does the book justice. It's not so much about a search for a necklace as it is about a career girl, recovering from a break up, who strikes up an unlikely
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Laurel
Apr 16, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit, fiction
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
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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Katie B
Sophie Kinsella's books are comfort reading for me. But despite the fact I have a good time reading them, I had some reservations about this one because the story line involves a ghost. However, even though that aspect is a bit of a departure from her previous books, this one still had the fun and charming elements I have come to expect in her novels.

Lara Lington is attending the funeral for her great aunt Sadie who she hardly knew, when a much younger Sadie appears in ghost form. Lara is the on
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Lindsey Rey
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015, contemporary
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
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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Kathryn
Mar 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
Erin
Aug 26, 2009 rated it liked it
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
Shannon (leaninglights)
Oct 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Very sweet book and I loved the message about appreciating the elderly and older people in our lives. Actual rating 4.25 stars!
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.
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
İlkim
Çok ama çok şahaneydi. Gerçekten kitap için söyleyecek çok bir şey bulamıyorum, bir önceki Kinsella kitabından da daha iyiydi. Her şey, her karakter ve her olay ayrı şahaneydi. Yeni bitirdim, Lara gibi biraz duygusal da hissediyorum. Ah Sadie, harika bir kadınsın...
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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Cleo
Nov 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
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.
Kristyn - Reading to Unwind
Lara is having some major life issues currently including, her ex- boyfriend, a job that she isn’t too sure about and now a dead aunt who might be haunting her. Lara is just trying to keep her imagination under control and get her life on track, but maybe her dead aunt Sadie is just what she needs to get everything in line.

The author does a great job creating Lara’s personality. We can see right from the beginning that Lara is a little stressed and has a lot going on, but is working hard on putt
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Obsidian
I have always been fascinated by the 20s. You had the so-called Jazz Age, women fighting for the right to vote in the U.S., etc. and all of it ending when the U.S. enters the Great Depression in the 1930s. I never much thought of what the 1920s was like in England, and now I still would want a book about that since "Twenties Girl" did not hit the mark for me.

The big reason why I didn't rate this above 2 stars though is that I hated the main character Lara. She was awful. She honestly only gets a
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Tammy
Jun 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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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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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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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Victoria
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lara is going through a difficult time; her boyfriend Josh broke up with her, her new business is not going very well, there is a stock of unpaid bills waiting for her in her apartment, an almost empty bank account. If that is not enough, she is forced to attend a funeral of her great-aunt she never even met, and it means one terrible thing – a family reunion she was successfully avoiding so far.

Lara always had the craziest imagination and after her latest troubles it got even crazier, otherwise
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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 ♬
Sep 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
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
Yoda
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Laras life isnt perfect, she just got dumped without a warning, her start up company is going less than well and her best friend left her in a lurch. A guardian angel is exactly what she needs at this point in life, instead she gets Sadie. A ghost that wants to relive her prime years through Lara.

Its a fun, feel-good novel that is perfect if you need an easy read. I dont usually like stories with ghosts but this was entertaining. Especially when they finally start working together. And the last
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Tiffany PSquared
It always takes me a while to get into a Sophie Kinsella Book. At about halfway through (this time it was page 295, to be exact) I usually start "feeling it".

These are the things I think early on:
* Are there women in the world who are really this batty?
* Why does she (insert name of MC here) keep making the situation worse?!
* Why do none of her MC's ever just say no, and mean it?

And then I think:
* Why am I not able to bounce back from bad decisions as well as these characters?

Lara Lington grudgi
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Cecily Kyle
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
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...
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Sophie Kinsella has sold over 40 million copies of her books in more than 60 countries, and she has been translated into over 40 languages.

Sophie Kinsella first hit the UK bestseller lists in September 2000 with her first novel in the Shopaholic series – The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic (also published as Confessions of a Shopaholic). The book’s heroine, Becky Bloomwood – a fun and feisty fin
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