Remember Me? By Sophie Kinsella

22 Jan




Lexi Smart is having a bad go of things.

She didn’t get a bonus from work, her boyfriend Loser Dave has stood her up for the millionth time and her father has just died. She has a dead end job that’s going nowhere, has frizzy hair and bad teeth. She knows that something has to change soon.

Unfortunately, that change comes in the form of a car accident.

Upon waking up in the hospital, Lexi is a new woman. Her bad teeth are replaced with white shiny ones, her frizzy hair is now sleek and lovely and she has a new job as director of her own department.

Hang on, that can’t be right, can it?

Lexi quickly learns that she has amnesia and she’s forgotten the last three years of her life. Her mother has gotten older, her younger sister is now sixteen and she has a husband named Eric she doesn’t remember marrying.

As Lexi tries to get used to her new life, she’s in for a few rude awakenings. None of her friends talk to her any longer, she’s become the bitch boss from hell and, if that’s not bad enough, it seems she’s been having an affair with Jon, a sexy, and very handsome, architect.

Lexi will have to act quickly otherwise her entire new life will start to crumble. But that could be exactly what she needs to remember everything….

I am a huge fan of Sophie Kinsella. Every time I open one of her novels, I know that I’m in for a laugh out loud read that fills me with joy. Her books are always funny, touching in all the right places and just plain fun.

I was not disappointed with Remember Me? In fact, this is Kinsella’s best effort yet. Lexi is an improvement on past leading women that Kinsella has written. Instead of being a little bit daft and slightly dumb, Lexi is smart and intuitive and very intelligent. It’s a breath of fresh air to read about a protagonist who isn’t silly or over the top.

The secondary characters are better fleshed out in Remember Me? as well. Lexi’s dog loving mother is a riot and Eric, charming husband as he is, is absolutly hysterical. Kinsella constantly pens people that are real, people you know. People you love to hate and people you root for.

Remember Me? is not as laugh out loud funny as her other books. However, rather than taking away from the book, I feel that this is one of the book’s strengths. The story is a lot more personal and introspective than her usual fare, and a lot more heartfelt. Because of this you may not laugh as much but you’ll cry a little. Have a box of tissues handy.

Remember Me? is a funny, heart breaking romp through memory, life, love and lust and I loved every blessed page. I think it’s Kinsellsa’s best effort yet. It’s fun, fresh and fabulous – absolutely perfect in every way.

Pick yourself up a copy and get one for your best friend. You won’t be sorry and, thankfully, you’ll remember it once you’ve finished reading.



One Response to “Remember Me? By Sophie Kinsella”

  1. vanessablanca July 12, 2011 at 5:09 pm #

    I love Kinsella too.. 😀

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