Monday, July 19, 2010

Can you Keep a Secret?

Can you Keep a Secret?
By Sophie Kinsella

400 pages
10 hours and 38 minutes listening time

Grade B+

I need to take a brief moment and just say that I kinda really really love Sophie Kinsella. I first read Remember Me? a few months back and loved it, and then I found this one and fell in love with it too. I thought at first I might not like it because it sooooorta started off like Remember Me? but after about 30 minutes, I could see that it was headed in a different direction. And although there were similarities, like a flustered eccentric female Brit, it was so refreshing of a book. I literally laughed out loud listening to this book, which books that can do that automatically get a mark in my book.

Ok so maybe a little run down of what happens....

Emma, my flustered eccentric female Brit, takes a plane from Scotland back to London, when there is some serious turbulence. She FREAKS out thinking she is going to die, and then spills every. last. secret and detail to the man sitting next to her. Things like she doesn't like to wear thongs, she is not totally in love with her boyfriend, she puts OJ in her co-workers plant so it will die, etc. The secrets just keep getting crazier and crazier, and then, they land.

She gets off the plane and says good bye to this mystery man, and goes about her life. Shortly after, her company gets on high alert because the founder of the company is coming to check in and dun dun dun, the boss man, is the man from the plane.

Thats all you get from me regarding the plot, but I totally recommend this book to everyone because I personally think this author is amazing. I plan on reading everything else that she has written, with the exception of the Shopaholic books because I tried to listen to the first one about a year ago and got terribly depressed because I started thinking about my own bad shopping habits and debt like the main character had, and so I just turned it off.

This book, you won't want to turn off!

7 comments:

Candy said...

Your dad says this sounds like a chick book:) We both like the new layout. Your dad says, "Read, Randi. Read like the wind."

Randi said...

it is a chick book, but tell dad it's because I am a chick so I can get away with it :)

kenpen said...

I disliked Shopaholic so much, I don't think I'll pick up another by Sophie Kinsella. However, this one does sound good!

Daddd said...

Thongs and OJ in plants and then the boyfriend thing and the....zzzzzz

Randi said...

kenpen-I couldn't even get through Shopaholic. If you completely forget that book and give Sophie another try with either this one or Remember Me?, I can almost promise you will like her. If I am wrong, you can call me out on it :)

Randi said...

Dad you don't like any of my book choices lol

Daddd said...

I liked Jurrasic Park....Except for the parts about the dinosaurs.........