Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella

Feeling blue? Chocolates and Soft Music aren't the only ways to up your spirits. Books that could make you grin ear to ear promise even more fun!

Lexi (the protagonist) wakes up in a hospital bed after an accident, only to find out that she's forgotten the last 3 years of her past. And in those 3 years, she's become a high-nose boss from a merrily gossiping girl, an absolute fitness freak from an indulging glutton and a well-groomed perfectionist from a snaggletooth, unorganised giggling just another girl.

Needless to say she's confused. And she's hardly able to obtain any help from her sister (who's a scheming extortionist) and her mother (who feels her dogs require more attention than a recovering daughter). To add to the chaos, out of the blue comes Jon who claims to be Lexi's lover. Now, why would she have had an extra marital affair when she's married to the love of her life! Lexi's also clueless about why her old buddies seem to desert her. How has she got herself transformed into a person whom some people hate to even recognise, while others are proud to be associated with? And is this Jon guy telling the truth? How funny would it be if Lexi happens to recover her lost memory ?

Sophie Kinsella has a contagiously cheerful way of writing. One is sure to be entertained. There's something to laugh out loud in every page. This feel good factor is one reason I make sure to grab every book of hers. While reading her book "The Undomestic Goddess", I was being all critical about the flaws here and there. But there are times when you should NOT put on your thinking cap... instead just sit, have a good laugh and move on. Especially works when one is stressed out or weary of reading/watching all tear jerkers and serious heavy subjects. I would liken this book to giving way to temptations for a day, when on a strict diet.

The author also has a knack of making the main character unfailingly adorable. If you fell in love with the innocence and gaiety of Becky in the Shopaholic series, you're sure to associate with the snap decision-maker and emotionally vulnerable Lexi. There's a certain degree of suspense in WHY the protagonist becomes hell bent on her career overnight. Ofcourse any vigilant reader could easily guess half-way through the book, but the author does manage to maintain the tempo for most part. And didn't I say earlier not to prod on this and that?

12 comments:

avdi said...

Um hum. I have heard a lot aboaut Sophie Kinsella. I really should pick up one. Which one would you suggest? Shopaholic or others?

Bedazzled said...

:-) .. i am a hugggeee fan of kinsella ..only cos she cheers u up no matter what !! .. must get this !! :-) thanx

Bouncing-Bubble said...

Av-Pick up the whole bunch of shopaholic series and u'll finish it on a weekend. And will have a super MOnday :)


Bedazzled-me too, me too!! and lemme say Smi too, Smi too!! and the cheerfulness in numero uno reason for me to pick her bks

Smita said...

Yes Me too Me too :-)

I simply loved this book because it was sad, it was cheerful, it was simple but it was different :-)

Have u read Can u Keep A Secret??? with that all your Sophie books wud be thru and like me you too wud be waiting with baited breath for the next one :-)

Fantastic review and as u said her books bring a smile on ur face and u can find a bit of urself in all her characters....

BT Last month I finished reading the shopaholic series again :)

Vee said...

A, yes me too heard lot about her, of course from Smi.... Well, me never gonna pick her I guess.

eye-in-sty-in said...

This 1 has chick-lit written all over it. The revu was nicely done :-)

Bouncing-Bubble said...

Smi:)
I knew I can count on u to say me too :). Oh yes, am waiting for kinsella's next bk.. re-read the books already? we should do something to make the guys get down to reading chick lits. Or atleast Sophie's books. I've not read can u keep a secret, lemme see if i cn get that soon.

Vee & EIsi:) why you guys looking at it as just chick lit? its a humourous bk with joyous characters. I am yet to meet a guy who enjoys chick lit bks. i think if u try reading one of those u'll undestand how entertaining it could be.

couchpapaya said...

i read shopaholic, godess and can u keep a secret - such fun!! will look for this one !!!

eye-in-sty-in said...

I dont doubt ur taste in books n movies, R, but seriously, these books are not meant for guys to read - unless they lose a bet! even then, I'd try to wriggle my way out of reading chik-lit.

PS: A request - Can you please remove the "Word verification" thing? Its an irritant everytime I comment on yer blog :-) Today I had to type in "cuitals", see, even the verification sounds like a chik-lit word... cute-tails :D

Vee said...

I might need a favor soon..

roflindian said...

Even though I am quite enamoured with your fervent espousal of Ms. Kinsella's cause, I'd rather prefer to settle down with a Wodehouse to dissolve my blues. Nice, chirpy review btw. :-)

Bouncing-Bubble said...

eisi- lemme pray hard tht u get to read a chik lit (and njoy it)

and i'll look into the ps part..

vee-sure!what favour?

doc-here comes another guy who says no to chick lits..me too a wodehouse fan btw.. n got to learn a new word from ur comment:)