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Review--Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella

Remember Me? is a quirky, fun novel by one of my favorite authors. A quick read (it took me only a few hours to complete), Remember Me? features Lexi Smart, who wakes up one day to find herself twenty-eight years old, working as a director in her company, married to a (seemingly) perfect man, and the possessor of the most fabulous closet she has ever seen. The problem is, Lexi can’t remember the last three years of her life, those three years having been wiped away in a car accident. Lexi frantically tries to regain her memory and figure out who she is; along the way, she learns that she’s turned into a completely different person than she expected to be.

The writing is funny and quirky, and I love how Sophie Kinsella manages time and time again to suck the reader into the plot. My only problem with the plot was that the characters seemed to have changed too much in a three-year time span, especially Lexi, who turned out to be a completely different person at twenty-eight than twenty-five. Kinsella has a talent for creating protagonists (like Becky Bloomwood and Sam Sweeting) who are completely average in many ways, but who are nonetheless endearing, and Lexi Smart is one of them.

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Serena said…
This is a great review of the book. Did you notice similarities between Lexi and Becky Bloomwood? I did. Almost like they were the same character minus the shopaholic problem.

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