Sunday, November 28, 2010
Twenties Girl: An Entertaining Ghost Story
I have just finished a totally fun and entertaining book that was once again passed on to me very casually by a friend. It's Sophie Kinsella's "Twenties Girl". Most people probably already know Sophie Kinsella from the Shopaholic books- I've never read them but maybe I'll try them out now because I really loved this one.
In "Twenties Girl" the main character, Lara, is visited by the ghost of her great-aunt. This ghost is not scary or frightening exactly but rather is very fashionably dressed in 1920s style, has a passion for certain cocktails, and is extremely demanding!! Not a ghost to be ignored.
This is the kind of book that just "takes you away" without having to worry about anything or anyone, no real angst about how it will all turn out, no deep lessons to be learned. Well, maybe there are some lessons to be learned actually. The point is that it makes you think without it hurting! It's just entertaining and in the process you might pick up a few ideas that affect your life in a positive way.
Lara's ghost turns out to be more of a guardian angel but not in the traditional sense at all! She shakes things up, and certainly has an agenda of her own but there are things to be learned from that. At one point in the book, Lara even takes the Bach flower Rescue Remedy! I was impressed!
But you won't need Rescue Remedy while you read this. If the holiday shopping, stressful life stuff has got you frazzled this would be a great read and way to lighten up your life a bit. Makes you remember that life is really meant to be enjoyed and intuition should always be listened to!
I highly recommend it!