Thursday, September 05, 2013

Book Review: Can You Keep a Secret ? by Sophie Kinsella

Emma is just like any other girl with secrets. She is not who she pretends to be. Like she does not know what NATO stands for.  Even her own best friend does not know her. And then she blabs all her secrets to a stranger on a plane ride. And that stranger turns out to be her handsome boss named Jack Harper, the C.E.O. Now, there is one person who knows all about her and every single embarrassing detail.  What will happen if the world comes to know about everything ? Will her life come crashing down onto her ? Or will she be able to survive it ? 
Published: 2003
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Fiction, Chick Lit
Review Ratings: ****

Goodreads Review: Can you keep a secret ?

I am not much of a chick lit reader. But I love Sophie Kinsella's books. I loved Shopaholic series. This one was also amazing in a different way. I am a blabber as well. Once me and my friends blabbed about a debate couch to a guy for like an hour and he turned out to be her brother, which lets just say did not turn out to be the best scenario for us.

I liked how the concept that every one of us has secrets was portrayed. The author turned lies into some of the secrets. But then, having and keeping secrets is another name of lying.

It was interesting to see how Jack teases her about everything and she is the only one who knows what he is talking about. There is a bit of a banter between them which is pretty amusing.

Overall this was a very refreshing humourous read, not just filled with romance and crappy love story but more of how a major weakness of everyone is secrets. And once they are out, there is nothing you can do about it. You have to live with it. And that is what Emma does.

Quotes From The Book:

"She believes in love and romance. She believes her life is one day going to be transformed into something wonderful and exciting. She has hopes and fears and worries, just like anyone. Sometimes she feels frightened. Sometimes she feels unloved. Sometimes she feels she will never gain approval from those people who are most important to her. But she’s brave and good-hearted and faces her life head-on."
 "I’ve always had this deep-down conviction that I’m not like everybody else, and there’s an amazingly exciting new life waiting for me just around the corner.

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