Whimsical. Flippant. Frivolous. Fun. Light-Hearted. Carefree. Pointless. Irreverent. Humorous. Tongue-in-Cheek. Wishful.
“Remember Me?” is my latest guilty indulgence from Sophie Kinsella, British author of the omnipresent “Shopaholic” series, available now in a bookstore and movie theater near you.
The book follows Lexi, the lovable protagonist, through London, trying to patch together the past three years of which her memory is lost due to a car accident. Like the fairy-tale dream many a girl has (even if we choose not to admit it!), she wakes up in a hospital bed surrounded by luxury belongings, a glossy new appearance and a gorgeous husband, though she has no recollection how they came into her possession.
Though amnesia is a serious issue, Kinsella makes the whole thing a comedy from the marriage manual (including detailed foreplay instructions) drafted by her dreamy husband, to the klepto-sister. There are deeper issues twisting through the tale, from an emotionally distant mother, an affair that can’t be remembered and being the “bitch-boss” at work, that all lead up to a cute, if not memorable, ending.
Read this if: You enjoy escapism, and are seeking a light-hearted read to take you away from the happenings in your life. You’re looking for a book to entertain you, not change your life.
Avoid this if: You deal in reality and have no appreciation for the frivolous entertainment provided by a true “chick-lit” book.
- Title: Remember Me?
- Author: Sophie Kinsella
- Publisher: Dial Press
- NovelWhore’s Grade: B+