Book Review, Books

Can You Keep a Secret? – Sophie Kinsella


This is my first Sophie Kinsella book I read, I’ve never read anything by this author before and now I’ve read this I might have to. This book literally made laugh out loud in places and it was fantastic. I fell in love with this story and the writing and the author.

Emma is sitting on a turbulent plane. She’s always been a v. nervous flyer. She really thinks that this could be her last moment. So, naturally enough, she starts telling the man sitting next to her – quite a dishy American, but she’s too frightened to notice -all her innermost secrets. How she scans the backs of intellectual books and pretends she’s read them. How she does her hair up like Princess Leia in her bedroom. How she’s not sure if she has a G-spot, and whether her boyfriend could find it anyway. How she feels like a fraud at work – everyone uses the word ‘operational’ all the time but she hasn’t a clue what it means. How the coffee at work is horrible. How she once threw a troublesome client file in the bin. If ever there was a bare soul, it’s hers.

She survives the flight, of course, and the next morning the famous founding boss of the whole mega corporation she works for is coming for a look at the UK branch. As he walks around, Emma looks up and realises…

It’s the man from the plane.

What will he do with her secrets? He knows them all – but she doesn’t know a single one of his. Or… does she?

I loved Emma as the main character she is everything a normal girl is and I loved how real she seemed just like a normal person. That’s what I loved about this, Emma could have been any girl and I really could imagine her as a real person. Her secrets were hilarious, this plane ride that they were on when she started spilling all her secrets because she thought she was going to die. It was hilarious written I really did love this character and the story.

Not many strangers would have sat there listening to a crazy woman spill her secrets as she thought she was going to die but Jack did. I loved how their relationship started and how he was interested in getting to know her but also wanted her to keep the fact he was in Scotland alone. Although he was the boss of this big company not all the time could you tell because he would act like such a normal person with her, they were some of my favourite parts in this book.

Lissy and Jemima where Emma’s roommates and they were so crazily different from each other and that is all three girls. At times I questioned whether Jemima was a true friend because that girl had some crazy and whacked up ideas that obviously came from her mother and it was so crazy some ideas that she was suggesting. I really didn’t like her character very much. Lissy, I feel like for the most part always tried to have Emma’s best interests at heart rather than trying to push her ideals or push her into something she didn’t want to do, although she did participate in a little bit but soon stopped.

Her family I hated them except grandpa from the beginning the way she just let them walk all over her I was getting really mad, like how can you let your family do that? I got very annoyed and angry with them of how they treated Emma and how they made a joke of her just because she didn’t know where she was going with her career and they all seemed to just make that the but of their joke. The moment she stood up for herself I was like yas girl! It was like my highlight of this book! Along with others of course.

Connor was boring. I legit have nothing to say about him.

I loved how she stood up for herself by the end of this novel, and I loved that she was able to do that at the end of the novel.

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