Thursday, February 24, 2011
Book Review: Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella
If you enjoyed the Shopaholic novels you will likely find Remember Me? just as memorable. Imagine yourself in a hospital bed, in a private room, with the creme de la creme for amenities. At your bedside sits your mother. Everything's fuzzy. You're told you are married and your handsome husband, who happens to be a multi-millionaire, is arriving soon with your sister. Going to the washroom to freshen up, you are startled by the image in the mirror. Peering back at you, under the stitches and bruises from the accident, is a beautiful woman with perfect teeth, glossy brown hair and a trim figure. That's not you, you think. When did I become this woman? The last thing you remember is leaving a club with your best friends and tripping and falling on the sidewalk as you ran for a taxi. You recall thinking; "there's nothing I can do -- this is really, really going to hurt...." That was 2004. It is now 2007. She doesn't even realize that she was in a car crash just days before. Where are those lost years?
Remember Me? is a fast read. The main character, Lexi, is likeable, funny and your everyday girl and you root for her. Amid office politics, estranged friends, and amnesia, she struggles to find herself. She strives for that knowledge in her marriage, her family relationships, her estranged friends. And then there's the architect Jon.
This novel is far more graphic than the Shopaholic series. Since I loved the two that I have read, I wanted to read something else by the same author. While I enjoyed the story behind Remember Me?, I must warn sensitive readers of the sexual content, profanity and the topic of adultery. These factored in my level of enjoyment.