Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend by Jenny Colgan


From the Publisher: "Sophie Chesterton is London’s “It Girl”. She knows all the right people, goes to all the right parties, and wears all the right clothes…and her rich parents pay for everything. But deep down she suspects that her best “friends”—and her posh lifestyle--are nothing but shallow fakes. Then one evening Sophie’s life takes a shocking, drastic turn, and her father decides it’s high time for the party girl to make her own way in the world".

My thoughts: Jenny Colgan is one of my favourite British Chicklit authors. She has a way of telling a story that is funny and relatable. “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” is a re-release having first been published in 2009.

The protagonist is Sophie Chesterton, a London socialite born into money. The family money has bought her a lifestyle free of most everyday responsibilities. Then one day it all is taken away.

The quest for Sophie to find a job and a place to live leads to a cast of characters that are unique and interesting. Sophie’s need for survival brings with it choices not for the faint of heart. Told with Colgan’s usual hilarity, Sophie begins to adapt to her circumstances.

I enjoyed the book, but did find myself a little less engaged at times. In my opinion, the story is more targeted to a YA reader. Having said that, it was a nice light read and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.
My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️/5.

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