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on 16 February 2012
I would seriously like to thank Sophie Kinsella for this amazing book. I loved it. I loved the main characters, Poppy and Sam, and the story itself. I won't relay the blurb, you can all read. But the book is so much more than what it says. A big applause for Sophie on creating such a real and genuine lead character like Poppy, she felt like a real person, i actually thought at a point this story was real. Although up until the end of the story, i thought that she was a bit of a coward. Keeping it all in, because i would have never stood for that much rubbish.
More importantly, i loved the side characters, Anthony and Wanda are amazing! I loved the development of their characters throughout the book, and the scrabble scene was so funny! Personally, i thought that Sophie was a bit shortsighted to call Annalise one of Poppy's best friend when all she tried to do was steal her man, and so blatantly as well. However, as a generally this story was funny, no doubt, i cracked up a couple of times-not a good thing on a crowded bus, people tend to look at you funnily-, the beginning was very eventful.
The romance itself is sweet. It wasn't the love at first sight romance that's completely unbelievable and totally stupid. I was a soft, getting to know you love. Sam sounds sexy. And so sweet, well, apart from the fake ring scene, which was hilarious! I could imagine the look on the shop assistant's face. I read this book pretty fast, only a couple of hours, so I'm still on a new-book high. But the way in which it was written was really good, the chapters linked brilliantly, as they should, and i was drawn completely in. The end was a bit predictable but nonetheless just as romantic. If you love comedy and romance, read this. It's good.
You're now probably wondering why i only gave it 3 stars if i love it so much. Well, simply because like i said it was a bit predictable at times and the main characters seemed too similar to the main characters of confessions of a shopaholic, Rebecca and Luke. Poppy seemed like Rebecca, flighty, outrageous and seem to end up in the weirdest situations. And Sam was like a mirror image of Luke, cold, corporate and mean at first but then really nice. Even though i love the storyline Sophie created, i can't help but feel that the new characters she created are too similar to her other characters. But it doesn't make the book dull at all. I just felt that and i knew it had to be reflected in my ratings.