Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend by Jenny Colgan (Review by Bruna Looby)

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Rating: 3.5/5.0

This is a perfect summer read, very cute and fun. I like to read this kind of book after finishing a heavy or intense thriller.

Sophie was born in a wealthy family and she’s never had to think about money. Her dad has always been there to pay for everything. Her friends and boyfriend are just like her – their lives are based on parties and beauty salons. Her life changes overnight when her father dies of a heart attack, her so-called friend steals her boyfriend and all of a sudden Sophie is alone in the world with no money. Her dad did leave her a trust fund but only on the condition that she has to live a simple life for six months before she can have the money.

Sophie ends up sharing a dormitory at a university with some very messy boys; the place is disgusting. Since she has no money, she agrees to clean their apartment in exchange for a place to stay. The woman who cleans the mansion where she used to live agrees to teach her the basics of cleaning.

Sophie’s life has turned upside down. When she runs into her old friends, she realizes how shallow her life used to be. Sophie learns how to be more humble and to appreciate the simple things in life. She reminds me of Alexis from the television show Schitt’s Creek.

This was my favorite book by Jenny Colgan and I know a lot of people really like her books. I really enjoyed it and would recommend it if you need something light to distract your mind.

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