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Book Review: Can You Keep a Secret by Sophie Kinsella

Readers beware!!!!: let me warn you at the start, it is not a book for boys at all and girls if you are tom boyish types  , I humbly request you to avoid reading it even for killing time as it would literally piss you off. The book is for girls who dream about prince charming, are nervous, lacks self-confidence, and likes romances of the type “damsel in distress and knight in shining armor”.

The basic theme that the book portrays is that one should never be afraid to be one’s real self. Our leading heroine is EMMA Corrigan, who is a normal ‘just another girl on the street’ although she is a bit too nervous and hyper tensed all the time and thinks too much. The reader might get irritated as her mind never shuts up. She is unhappy with her career, her family and is not actually in love with her current boyfriend. She meets a man in a plane and in a moment when she thinks that the plane is going to crash and everybody is going to die, she pours her soul out and tells all her deepest secrets to the man. The man turns out to be her super boss (he owns the company where she works) and then starts the cycle of teasing, double meaning comments and the girl mostly is clueless as she has no idea about the man’s intentions and is unaware as to his any secrets. They start dating after she breaks up with her old boy friend but something happens, as usual misunderstandings are created, he reveals all her secrets on the national television and she thinks he used her for his selfish interests. I don’t want to go on further and spoil the fun by hinting the climax.

I actually like the idea that even if someone knows all your secrets and still loves you anyway, its love. It might make you laugh at times with its witty jokes and funny circumstances. It’s actually a book one could use for time pass and I mean strictly for time pass.

Overall: just another chick-lit, girls might like it, the idea is good but the story gets a bit boring and way too predictable, nothing like a great romance, can be used for passing time but I personally won’t recommend it.

Rating: 2/5