My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Whew! This was bloody awful. And irritating. It’s not often that books manage to irritate me, but Sadie’s screeching/bellowing in peoples’ ears realllllllyyyyyy got on my nerves.
This was my second Sophie Kinsella read, the first being Confessions of a Shopaholic which I also rated 2 stars. In my review of Shopaholic I wrote:
The protagonist was the most annoying. Immature and dumb AF too. How some people found her charming and funny, I have no idea. The movie was sooo much better.
Lara, the protagonist in Twenties Girl, was not as annoying, immature and dumb as the protagonist in Shopaholic, but she was bit too slow on the uptake for my liking. That said, I feel like the author dragged certain aspects of the plot longer than was necessary, perhaps to prolong the story, but IMO all that did was make Lara come across as quite dense. Also, there were a couple of (minor) holes in the plot that left me baffled as to how an entire editorial team could miss them. For example, there is a chapter Lara starts off by saying she has given out all her business cards but then five pages later she suddenly has more business cards to give… make it make sense!
I had planned to read Finding Audrey and Remember Me? by Ms. Kinsella but given how irritating and mediocre I found Shopaholic and Twenties Girl, I might just stay away from the rest of her novels.
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** A guide to ratings **
1 star – did not like it
2 stars – it was okay
3 stars – liked it
4 stars – really liked it
5 stars – it was amazing