Thursday, November 17, 2011

Review: Can You Keep A Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

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Synopsis: Everyone has secrets. It’s normal to have secrets. But it’s probably not normal to blab about them to a stranger on a plane. And what happens if you see this stranger again? This is just the latest dilemma plaguing Emma Corrigan. Not to mention Emma is somewhat lost. She’s still looking for her dream job, she’s strapped for cash, and she doesn’t have the best relationship with her parents. But at least she’s got a handsome boyfriend to turn to at the end of the day and they are madly in love, or are they? 

Review: I picked up this book after reading a review. I was looking for a fun, easy read, and I think that’s exactly what this book is. I thought the plot was interesting; secrets, big and small, relationships, and how these relationships can be affected by the secrets we share and don’t share. Personally, I would never willingly share any secrets with a stranger. But we can’t hold that against Emma, after all she was inebriated. 

I like Emma. She’s young and still trying to figure out her life. I guess I could relate to her. She’s also a good person, overall not unlikable. My one gripe about her is that she was kind of a pushover. I understand she’s not perfect but there were times when I wished she’d take charge, stand up to someone, and speak up her mind. Still, I had high hopes for her, I wanted her to be happy. The novel ends with some revelations on Emma’s part. She learns some valuable life lessons throughout her story and she begins to work on her life and relationships. 

Rating: 3 out of 5 

Have you read Can You Keep A Secret? 
What did you think of it? 
Are you a fan of Sophie Kinsella's books? 


  1. I want to read that book! It sounds interessting! I've read a few books by Kinsella and they are always light and funny. Just what I need to relax :-) Thanks for the review!

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    1. I really enjoyed this book. It's a fun, relaxing read. I'm going to move on to Kinsella's other books. I'm sure I'd like those too.

      Thanks for commenting!

      Happy reading!

  2. I've had this book on my "to be read" shelf for about six years. I've started it once or twice, but never been able to get past the first few pages (I'd get distracted by other books). I have read all of Kinsella's shopaholic books and enjoyed them immensely, so maybe I'll give this book the chance it seems to deserve.


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