Twenties Girl

Twenties Girl

A Novel

Book - 2009
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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 last request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie's possession for more than seventy-five years, and Sadie cannot rest without it. Lara, on the other hand, has a number of ongoing distractions. Her best friend and business partner has run off to Goa, her start-up company is floundering, and she's just been dumped by the perfect man.
Sadie, however, could care less.
Lara and Sadie make a hilarious sparring duo, and at first it seems as though they have nothing in common. But as the mission to find Sadie's necklace leads to intrigue and a new romance for Lara, these very different twenties girls learn some surprising truths from each other along the way. Written with all the irrepressible charm and humor that have made Sophie Kinsella's books beloved by millions, Twenties Girl is also a deeply moving testament to the transcendent bonds of friendship and family.
Publisher: New York : Dial Press, 2009.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385342025
0385342020
Branch Call Number: KINSELLA
Characteristics: 435 pages ; 22 cm.

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islandqueen47
Jul 28, 2017

I like listening to this author's stories at the end of the day in bed. Helps with falling asleep. However this reader, Rosalyn Landor has an annoying voice. It seems to disappear in mid-sentence quite a lot and if you turn up the volume you get blasted by the ghost's shrieks!
Gave up partway through the first disc.

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wst2509
May 27, 2016

The book is funny and touching at the same time, it also has a very creative storyline. This and Finding Audrey are two of my favorite from Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella, the name was the only reason I picked up the book. I liked shopoholic series and chic-lit is the best way to beat the winter blues. But, after reading the the summary of the loony plot, I had little expectation from the book and initial chapters just confirmed my gut feeling. Till midway it is just the usual chic-saga of how you screw up everything to stage a miraculous spring back to life like a phoenix. But whoa, there you go..! You are in for a nice and captivating story.
With a pleasant twist and the entertaining end, Twenties girl gets a 3.5 from me. May be, may be….I liked it more than shopaholic series!

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nancygiles
Sep 18, 2014

Definitely one of the best books I've ever read! I laughed, I cried, I became sentimental at times. Sadie came alive for me. She hit home for me the fact that the elderly were once young and foolish and lived, laughed, cried, loved and danced. I did not want this book to end. Having read all of Sophie Kinsella's books, this was by far my favourite, bringing out so many emotions. Enjoy!

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Irene99
Sep 09, 2014

Fun and touching.

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Saheba
Aug 23, 2013

This is the first book i've read of this author and it's amazing!!! One of the best books I've ever read. I don't know how many times I've burst out laughing. It's A MUST read.

A patron review from the Adult Summer Reading Game: The story really grabbed you from the start. There were numerous sections I was literally laughing out loud. Great audiobook!

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "This was a funny book, as all of her books are. It was interesting and a fun read!"

A patron review from the Adult Summer Reading Game: The story really grabbed you from the start. There were numerous sections I was literally laughing out loud. Great audiobook!

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puska83
May 12, 2013

This has to be the best book I read, period! Sophie does a really, really god job at keeping a reader's attention. I never laughed so much while reading a book, ever. Funny, sad at times, interesting, intriguing, perfect! Out of all Kinsella's books, this one is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE!. Highly suggesting it!

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shelovestattoos213
May 02, 2013

slow in the beginning but picked up towards the end.

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gabym17
Apr 17, 2017

gabym17 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 16 and 55

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MariePat Mar 11, 2010

This is book is about two characters Lara Lington and Sadie Lancaster. Lara is living in present day England, her life is falling apart trying to piece together her broken life after her business partner has run off and left her to run their headhunting business all on her own as well as dealing with a tattered love life. She is also dealing with a crazy family, including her famous Bill Lington, who built a coffee fortune under rather dubious circumstances…. This is one character that plays a major part in the plot of this book, but will you have to read the book to find out.
Sadie Lancaster is Lara’s great aunt who died suddenly at 105. She is someone who has been neglected and forgotten by members of her family. No one really knows or cares very much about her. She appears at her own funeral as a 23 year old ghost dressed in twenties girl [hence the name of the book] Sadie haunts Lara relentlessly and will not go away until Lara agrees to help find Sadie’s long lost necklace, one with a dragon fly with beads. She even demands that Lara stop the funeral, and from this sets both of them off on a series of adventures.
Throughout the book, the two develop a friendship and help each other out to sort out each other lives and they learn about each other and the times period they live in respectively. Sadie helps Lara put together the pieces of her life and Lara helps Sadie to find her necklace (and along the way uncovers a deep dark secret that has been kept hidden from Sadie…)

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gabym17
Apr 17, 2017

"I'm allergic to family occasions. Sometimes I think we'd do better as dandelion seeds-no family, no history, just floating off into the world, each on our own piece of fluff.”
Sophie Kinsella, Twenties Girl

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