Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Twenties Girl - by Sophie Kinsella

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

Lara has always had an overactive imagination. Now she wonders if she is losing her mind. Normal twenty-something girls just don’t get visited by ghosts! But inexplicably, the spirit of Lara’s great aunt Sadie – in the form of a bold, demanding Charleston-dancing girl – has appeared to make one last request: Lara must track down a missing necklace Sadie simply can’t rest without.

Lara’s got enough problems of her own. Her start-up company is floundering, her best friend and business partner has run off to Goa, and she’s just been dumped by the love of her life.

But as Lara spends time with Sadie, life becomes more glamorous and their treasure hunt turns into something intriguing and romantic. Could Sadie’s ghost be the answer to Lara’s problems and can two girls from different times end up learning something special from each other?

My Opinion:

First of all: What a cute cover!!!

You just gotta love Lara. At first she is sad and unsure. She had her heart broken and her great aunt Sadie died. Then Lara thinks she must be dreaming, when she sees a younger version of her great aunt as a ghost. This ghost wants her necklace and Lara has to stop the funeral. She tells everyone that she thinks that Sadie was murdered and has to go to the police. Sadie is there every step oft he way and Lara tries to find out where the necklace is, which turns out to be very hard.
The converstation between Lara and Sadie seem very real through the writing and it’s funny to see how Lara acts in front of everybody.

Through her work Lara discovers that Sadie is a big help. She can just go anywhere and spy. She helps Lara with that. So Lara wants her to spy on her ex-boyfriend. Sadie can even make him think that he still loves her and they get back together again.
Also Sadie has laid her eyes on a guy, she found him in an office. Now she wants Lara to go out with him. In an embarrassing moment Lara asks him out in front of his colleagues, and he says yes. Lara thinks that he is never going to call her, but then he does (Sadie convinced him). The situation couldn’t get funnier and more complicated. I really enjoyed that, because it made the story more interesting and alive.

Sadie is a girl from the Twenties, so she wants Lara to wear clothes from the 20ies. Lara doesn’t feel comfortable, but she decides to do it anyway, it’s just one date right? Well, she thought wrong, Ed invites her to a Business Dinner where Lara uses her „magic powers“ (Sadie) and entertains the people. Lara knows, that Ed is American and didn’t see anything of London yet. They agree on a sight seeing tour, where Lara shows him the city. In the meantime she is still figuring out where the necklace is and she breaks up with Josh. He wasn’t right for anyway. Well, at least that was my feeling.

For the sight seeing Lara takes Ed tot he Tower of London first. They talk a lot and seem to be having fun. Their chemistry is growing and growing. Then they go on onto the London Eye.  That’s where it happens, finally: They kiss. BUT, Sadie sees it, so Lara is confused and tells Ed that she needs to sort out things first. I finally thought YES, they made it, but …

I felt so sad for the two of them, because they’re perfect together!!!
Of course Sadie is upset and Lara has no success speaking to her. So she tries to find out more about Sadie’s past and suddenly she gets closer to the truth.
A week after their unfortunate date, Lara hears twenties music: the festival (Ed and her got tickets for that). Maybe that’s where Sadie is and so Lara goes there and there she is. Sadie still refuses to talk. Not only Sadie is there, but also Ed, more gorgeous than ever. They talk and Sadies tries to convince him to leave. However Ed doesn’t listen to her and he kisses Lara. That’s where their future started and then Lara tells him about her great aunt Sadie and the necklace. She shows him something and Sadie follows them and is surprised of the reveal...

Such a funny and romantic story, with lots of great moments and chemistry.


My possible cast:

Lara: Melissa Benoist

Ed: Armie Hammer 

Sadie: Katie Holmes

Josh:  Zac Efron

Sophie Kinsella on Twitter: @KinsellaSophie


  1. This is one of my favourite chick-lit books!

  2. Absolutely loved this book too! Made me even more infatuated with the twenties :) x