Friday, April 4, 2008

Book Review: Remember Me?

I recently finished reading Sophie Kinsella's latest book, Remember Me?. I have been a Kinsella fan for quite a while now, ever since I read her Shopaholic series. After reading the series, I proceeded to catch up on all her other great, witty novels. All her books are lighthearted and humorous and fun. Remember Me? is no exception.

Lexi Smart is a fun, flawed, laugh-out-loud heroine, similar to all other Kinsella's heroines. In a nutshell, the story goes like this: A 28-year-old Lexi wakes up in the hospital one day after a car accident and realizes she has lost all memory of the last 3 years. In other words, she only remembers her life prior to the age of 25, when she was a struggling working girl, nicknamed Snaggletooth by her friends, and stood-up by her loser boyfriend. Suddenly she's married to a perfect guy, running her own department, and has an impeccable wardrobe. Her "new" life seems like a fairly tale.

Of course, the meat of the story is when Lexi discovers that her fairly tale life isn't so perfect after all. With the help from a mysterious architect, she starts to put pieces of her past (3 years) together, trying to learn how she became the person who she bears no resemblance at all to the woman who she remembers. The story has a number of twist and turns, with, often times, surreal situations.


While this type of story has been told over and over again, and has also appeared on the big screen such as 13 Going on 30, Kensella does not disappoint with her fresh, unique writing style from a British angle. Yes, this book isn't brain stretching, but to anyone who's looking for a lighthearted and amusing story, you will surely appreciate the book. :) I did.

For all chick-lit lovers out there, I also want to share books by Emily Giffin. Giffin actually attend UVA Law School, but doesn't practice law. Instead she writes extremely heartwarming books. I *heart* all her books and have them in my (very) small library. I am anticipating her new book, Love The One You're With, coming out this May.

On another note, I just found out that Confessions of a Shopahoic is being made to a movie! This will be very interesting.

3 comments:

  1. Where do they come up with this stuff? I find the idea of aliens that lay eggs inside of people which then burst open from their chests to be much more plausible than this memory stuff. yup! =]

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  2. i have been reading kinsella too. so far undomestic goddesses is my favorite.

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  3. Ha! That one is my favorite too! :)

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