REVIEW: #74 Remember Me? By Sophie Kinsella
Reading time: 2 – 4 minutes
Title: Remember Me?
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Synopsis: (Taken From Amazon.com) 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?
On the surface, it’s another superficial Sophie Kinsella novel. But whose to say it’s not enjoyable? Sure Kinsella is unable to write about any “normal” person not in the upper class, able to spend a lot of money — but I still enjoyed the book and read it in about a day.
The novel also had some British slang inconsistencies. I realize that it was written first in the UK and then “translated” to the US (because, you know — us Americans are unable to catch on to slang other than our own..) but other than that (and the superficiality thing) it was an enjoyable read.
Remember Me?is the sort of read that would be perfect for the beach, or on a vacation of some sort. Nothing that requires a lot of thought and if you’re in the mood for a light, fluffy read. I found the concept of losing a big chunk of memory pretty interesting. One minute Lexi’s in a bad relationship, broke, partying with her friends — and the next, she’s married, a successful professional, and with money to spare! Watching the protagonist piece her life back together was quite interesting! I recommend it to anyone who wants something easy to read.