Sunday Book Club – The Party Crasher, Sophie Kinsella

Every Sunday we are taking a look at the world of books. I read a lot and always want to share my opinions on what I read, so I thought it would be fun to write reviews. Today we look at one of the latest releases by Sophie Kinsella

The Party Crasher (2021)

Sophie Kinsella


The Party Crasher is about Effie, who’s fallen out terribly with her dad and his glamorous new girlfriend and thinks her family is ‘broken’. But she’s desperate to get a childhood treasure from the family house before it’s sold. So she sneaks into the big family ‘house-cooling’ party to get them, planning to take only ten minutes. No-one will even know she was there.

But as she creeps around the house in her search, dodging guests and hiding under tables, she overhears conversations and secrets she didn’t expect. Then there’s the issue of her two ex-boyfriends, both guests at the party… and somehow she can’t leave.

But will Effie be discovered? Is that really what her family says about her, behind her back? And… does she want to stay hidden?

– from Sophie Kinsella Website

Positive Points

When you start to read this book you started to think how can a book be solely based on one party and in one location but the creativity of the writing means that it can work well. The rooms are described really well and it paints a very vivid idea of the location in which this story takes place. It is one of those stories that could easily be turned into a theatre play or maybe a one of television show.

Negative Points

Whilst it is a feel good story, it is predictable and I guessed the narrative very early on. It is an interesting read but compared to other Sophie Kinsella Books, it doesn’t compare to them.

Overall Review

This book is really easy to get into and the characters are easy to relate to and picture them and you can easily enjoy this read. I will say it is not the best Sophie Kinsella book but it is ok and has some enjoyable moments. The book is mainly about divorce so it is slightly different in terms of the main themes of her books but it has an interesting approach to it.

Rating : ***’ 3.5 Stars

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