Saturday, June 15, 2013

Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella

Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
Published by The Dial Press; February 26, 2008
Hardcover, 389 pages
Borrowed from library

Lexi wakes up in a hospital bed after a car accident, thinking it's 2004 and she's a twenty-five-year old with crooked teeth and a disastrous love life. But, to her disbelief, she learns it's actually 2007 - she's twenty-eight, her teeth are straight, she's the boss of her department - and she's married! To a good-looking millionaire! How on earth did she land the dream life??! She can't believe her luck - especially when she sees her stunning new home. She's sure she'll have a fantastic marriage once she gets to know her husband again. He's drawn up a 'manual of our marriage,' which should help. But as she learns more about her new self, chinks start to appear in the perfect life. All her old colleagues hate her. A rival is after her job. Then a dishevelled, sexy guy turns up...and lands a new bombshell. What happened to her? Will she ever remember? And what will happen if she does?

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Whenever I'm in a reading slump, I turn to Sophie Kinsella. Her books never fail to crack me up and this one was no exception. Remember Me? is a fun book with enough charm to grip you until the very end. If you've read some of Kinsella's previous novels, you'll notice some of the same characteristics in this book: financial sub-plot, hilarious and quirky main character, guys, and a giant obstacle the main character has to overcome. But even with all these similar attributes, Kinsella is still able to keep things fresh. This time, she brings out the old amnesia storyline. With Lexi having absolutely no clue about her life, ridiculous antics are sure to follow. And they do, progressing the story wickedly fast.

The only thing I had qualms about was the financial sub-plot in this one. I would have liked to see some follow-up about that and also, a bit more information as to how it all works out for her in the end. I suppose it's nice to keep the reader thinking but that was a bit too open for me.

In short, Remember Me? was a delightful read sure to please old and new Kinsella fans. Everything that's familiar about Sophie Kinsella is included here, along with a fresh storyline and some important lessons to take away. Absolutely hilarious, if you're looking for enjoyment, look no further!

1 comment :

  1. I love the idea of this book. It definitely sounds like a fun read,. I like the idea of getting a "do over" in life.