Author: Sophie Kinsella
Genres: Chick-Lit, Romance, Fiction
Publish date: 25th April 2006
This isn’t my usual genre to read so I was a little bit out of my comfort zone reading this. My mum had lent me the book so I thought I would give it a go.
I must say, I wasn’t disappointed at all. This book made me laugh and was a lovely light read.
The story follows Samantha through a crazy journey after losing her job. She turns into a completely different person and learns so much about herself and how to live. Samantha faces many challenges (and a few disasters), but throughout the book you are constantly rooting for her. I feel like the person she is at the start of the book is somebody who I wouldn’t be able to get along with as she seems to have no time for anybody as she is definitely a workaholic. However, as the story develops you feel a lot of sympathy for her as you see the pressure she is put under by her mum and work colleagues. Samantha develops into such a loveable character who you feel you’d just love to be friends with. I love the way Sophie Kinsella has worked this character and the way my opinion changed throughout the book. I also love the fact that there are a few twists in the book that you don’t expect.
When I first started the book I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to read it but as the story developed I found myself unable to put it down. I honestly can’t believe I’ve managed to finish my first book of the year already, definitely an improvement from last year.
I suppose, just occasionally, I do feel as though someone’s piling heavy weights on me. Like big concrete blocks, one on top of the other, and I have to keep holding them up, no matter how exhausted I am…
But then everyone probably feels like that. It’s normal.
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 out of 5