Wednesday 20 August 2008

Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella

rememberme.jpgPublished by The Dial Press - a division of Random House

Lexi Smart is a woman with problems. In addition to having a family she can't connect with, she has a husband who is deliciously handsome, drives a fast car, is a multimillionaire who showers her with diamonds AND a guy who knows how to drive a powerboat. She has an amazing apartment, a wardrobe to die for, a personal shopper and a highly successful career as the youngest Director the company has ever had. Okay, so it doesn't sound too problematic I grant you but what if you were to wake one morning in hospital, discover this amazing life you have and realise that you can't remember any of it. I imagine like Lexi, you would be terrified.

Now she finds herself here, in 2007, with the last three years having vanished from her memory entirely. Her old girlfriends want nothing to do with her, she doesn't know the first thing about doing her job, and as for her marriage... even reading the marriage manual that Eric considerately put together for her does little to ease her nervousness about this strange, new relationship. Things get even more confusing when one of her husband's business associates decides to try and help Lexi remember things. Will she ever remember? Can she get her life back on track?

This book was a fantastic read and I loved it even more than the Undomestic Goddess (also a great read by Sophie Kinsella). This book drew me in from the first page where I couldn't help but connect with this twenty five year old woman, Lexi, as she struggled to deal with the loss of her father, her unreliable boyfriend 'Loser Dave' standing her up again, and her job driving her crazy. The plot was well written and kept me constantly filled with suspense though at least one of the events is easy to anticipate. I enjoyed the sprinklings of humour, the camaraderie that is evident later in the book, and I especially loved the journey of self-discovery. It's a heart-warming and emotional feel-good story that makes this book a perfect choice when you need a pick-me-up. Heck, the bright cheery cover caused me to smile even just taking the book down from my shelf.

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Anna said...

I still love the Shopaholic series the most, but this book was pretty funny. I especially loved the part about the Monte Blanc. I just about died laughing!

--Diary of an Eccentric

Luxembourg said...

This was a great story. It is an entertaining read; funny, original, and interesting. I did not want to put this one down. I would definitely recommend this book to any girl who loves unique writing styles and a plot that will make them laugh.