My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella

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TITLE: My Not So Perfect Life

AUTHOR: Sophie Kinsella

RELEASE DATE: February 7, 2017

RATING: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

SYNOPSIS: Katie Brenner has the perfect life: a flat in London, a glamorous job, and a super-cool Instagram feed.

OK, so the truth is that she rents a tiny room with no space for a wardrobe, has a hideous commute to a lowly admin job, and the life she shares on Instagram isn’t really hers.

But one day her dreams are bound to come true, aren’t they?

Until her not-so-perfect life comes crashing down when her mega-successful boss Demeter gives her the sack. All Katie’s hopes are shattered. She has to move home to Somerset, where she helps her dad with his new glamping business.

Then Demeter and her family book in for a holiday, and Katie sees her chance. But should she get revenge on the woman who ruined her dreams - or try to get her job back? Does Demeter – the woman who has everything – actually have such an idyllic life herself? Maybe they have more in common than it seems.

And what’s wrong with not-so-perfect, anyway?


MY REVIEW: This was my first Sophie Kinsella novel.. and I LOVED it!

Why I’ve waited so long to read a Sophie Kinsella novel, I have no idea, but I’m glad that I started with ‘My Not So Perfect Life’ it was such a wonderful novel, I truly enjoyed every bit of it!

I read it both on my kindle, as well as listened to the audiobook, ugh the audiobook for this novel is the way to go! 

We meet Katie, a fresh face in the workplace, eager to learn and take on new projects. Her dream to move to London from her farm house in rural England town, comes true but the London scene is not all that it seems. 

We meet Demeter, Katie’s boss, who we automatically dislike. She’s got a very ‘show off’ personality, and she has the perfect life, money, friends, the big house, and the perfect family..

Or does she..

After Katie gets fired from her job, she moves back home to help her dad and their family business, it’s like a bed and breakfast sort of situation and when Demeter shows up with her family, Katie is outraged. She uses this unique opportunity to play small prank on Demeter, or two.. it’s what she deserves.. right? Then Katie finds out Demeter’s boss Alex has also shown up to the farm to FIRE Demeter! But Demeter insists she’s done nothing wrong.

Katie has to make a choice, help Demeter, or believe what she’s always believed. That Demeter only cares about herself, and not at all about her employees. How will she know she’s making the right decision?

We learn, we shouldn’t judge, because we never know the real story behind someones actions, and we learn that the truth will always make it’s way and it’s worth fighting for.

Katie learned a lot about herself during her journey, and in the end, she became a better version of herself. The truth will bring you happiness, true friendships, and sometimes even love…

Love, Ellie

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