Book Review: My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella


Genre: Chick Lit

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I’m a huge Sophie Kinsella fan and her latest, My Not So Perfect Life, was just the feel-good read I was looking for.

Since Katie was a little girl, she dreamed of moving from her small country home town to London.  At twenty six, she’s made the move and is working for a cutting edge branding company but her life is far from perfect.  She lives in a tiny flat, has an excruciatingly long commute and envies her boss’s charmed life.  In her eyes, her boss is everything she hopes to one day be – fashionable, successful and wealthy.  But things aren’t always as they seem and when Katie is suddenly let go from her job, she begins to realize how deceiving appearances can be.

In my opinion, no one does chick lit like Sophie Kinsella.  I loved Katie’s character and thought a lot of her challenges were relatable to today’s times.  The job market is so competitive and I empathized with her when she struggled to find a new job after being fired.  I also really liked Katie’s step-mom, Biddy.  She was so supportive of both Katie and Katie’s dad and turned out to be a really talented business woman.  Although I wasn’t a huge fan of Katie’s boss, Demeter, at the beginning of the story, I ended up really liking her by the end.  While romance did play a part in the story, the main plot centers around Katie finding her place in both the workforce and her own skin.

This was another winner by Sophie Kinsella and I recommend it to any chick lit lovers!


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