Twenties Girl By Sophie Kinsella

Having read all that Ms. Kinsella has written I picked this up with relish. These are not deep books which is great. I would love to be able to write like this. Great beach read would be a way to describe this one. Any fans of Kinsella’s work will immediately recognize a similar pattern in her characters as well as where the story will go. It doesn’t matter – it is a fun and easy to read book. Twenty something Lara is living in somewhat of a rut when her great aunt Sadie dies. She was 105 and all but unknown to remaining living family members. Feeling obliged to attend the funeral, with family she either doesn’t get along with or doesn’t like, Lara is visited by the spirit of the dead Sadie. She needs her to do something so presumably she can rest in peace. Silly and completely unrealistic but isn’t that what fiction is for? Weave in some boy girl relationship issues and a friend who takes advantage of our heroine and you have a sweet story.