I read Twenties Girl while riding in the car for a 13-hour trip with my family to visit my sister and brother-in-law. I enjoy Sophie Kinsella’s novels. They are light, funny, entertaining reads with loveable heroines.
Twenties Girl was a chick lit novel with a twist. Lara Lington is attending the funeral of her great-aunt Sadie who passed away at 105. The funeral is a sad affair with only a few family members attending and no flowers. Suddenly Lara is accosted by Sadie’s ghost who is in search of her necklace. Lara has to stop the funeral and soon finds herself on the hunt for the necklace.
The best part of the novel was the friendship between Sadie and Lara. Sadie used her twenties girl knowledge to spice of Lara’s life and to get her to take more risks. Lara learned to appreciate that old people have interesting lives and stories to tell. She also learned a lot about her family history and “skeletons in the closet” so to speak. The mystery of the missing necklace is solved and Lara learns to find love again.
I really enjoyed this novel – I stayed up too late at night to finish it!