Friday, March 28, 2008

Review: Remember Me?

Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
4 stars

Reason for reading: it's Sophie Kinsella!

First line: "Of all the crap, crap, crappy nights I've ever had the whole of my crap life."

Book description: "When twenty-eight-year-old Lexi Smart wakes up in a London hospital, she’s in for a big surprise. Her teeth are perfect. Her body is toned. Her handbag is Vuitton. Having survived a car accident—in a Mercedes no less—Lexi has lost a big chunk of her memory, three years to be exact, and she’s about to find out just how much things have changed. Somehow Lexi went from a twenty-five-year-old working girl to a corporate big shot with a sleek new loft, a personal assistant, a carb-free diet, and a set of glamorous new friends. And who is this gorgeous husband—who also happens to be a multimillionaire? With her mind still stuck three years in reverse, Lexi greets this brave new world determined to be the person she…well, seems to be. That is, until an adorably disheveled architect drops the biggest bombshell of all. Suddenly Lexi is scrambling to catch her balance. Her new life, it turns out, comes complete with secrets, schemes, and intrigue. How on earth did all this happen? Will she ever remember? And what will happen when she does? "

My thoughts: Another winner from Sophie Kinsella. As much as I enjoyed the Shopaholic books, I think I like her standalone titles even better - Becky Bloomwood, while very endearing, can be a bit much to take in large doses.

I don't really need to say much, I'm sure that every Kinsella fan has either read this already or will soon. There are no really big surprises, but some secrets are revealed and there's lots of humour as Lexi stumbles around in her new seemingly perfect but ice-queeny life. I found Lexi really easy to root for and when things come together for her at the end (c'mon, you knew they would) I was cheering for her.

I found the whole concept of the book really interesting - that you could become (at least to the outside observer and you can even fool yourself somewhat) a completely different person in just a few years. I was trying to think how different I am from three years ago. Not very much at all - I don't know if that's good or bad! :-)


Anonymous said...

I read The Undomestic Goddess (that was her book, right?) and really enjoyed it. I'll have to wait for paperback on this one! Thanks for the review.

Anonymous said...

I had never even heard of this book until I happened apon your blog...I'm glad I did. Your review is really good, and now I cant wait to read this.

tinylittlelibrarian said...

Stephanie - Yup, the U. Goddess was hers, too. :)

Rachel - Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy it - Kinsella is lots of fun.

raidergirl3 said...

I liked this a lot too. It seemed more realistic to me than her other books. Kinsella is pretty reliable these days.

tinylittlelibrarian said...

Good point, it did. Even though it was a crazy situation, there was less over-the-top-ness, I found.

Tiqa Khairi said...

I've read all of Kinsella's book and its just so magnifique. AHH! I'm going to check out her other books she write under the name Madeline Wickham.