Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella

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Can You Keep a Secret? is the best book that I have read in a long time. I couldn’t put the book down and almost finished the entire thing in a single sitting.
-Teen Ink

Synopsis

BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Sophie Kinsella's Wedding Night.

With the same wicked humor, buoyant charm, and optimism that have made her Shopaholic novels beloved international bestsellers, Sophie Kinsella delivers a hilarious new novel and an unforgettable new character. Meet Emma Corrigan, a young woman with a huge heart, an irrepressible spirit, and a few little secrets:

Secrets from her mother:
I lost my virginity in the spare bedroom with Danny Nussbaum while Mum and Dad were downstairs watching Ben-Hur.
Sammy the goldfish in my parents’ kitchen is not the same goldfish that Mum gave me to look after when she and Dad were in Egypt.

Secrets from her boyfriend:
I weigh one hundred and twenty-eight pounds. Not one eighteen, like Connor thinks.
I’ve always thought Connor looks a bit like Ken. As in Barbie and Ken.

From her colleagues:
When Artemis really annoys me, I feed her plant orange juice. (Which is pretty much every day.) It was me who jammed the copier that time. In fact, all the times.

Secrets she wouldn’t share with anyone in the world:
My G-string is hurting me.
I have no idea what NATO stands for. Or even what it is.

Until she spills them all to a handsome stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger.

But come Monday morning, Emma’s office is abuzz about the arrival of Jack Harper, the company’s elusive CEO. Suddenly Emma is face-to-face with the stranger from
the plane, a man who knows every single humiliating detail about her. Things couldn’t possibly get worse—Until they do.
 

About Sophie Kinsella

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Sophie Kinsella is the author of the bestselling Shopaholic series, as well as The Undomestic Goddess and Can You Keep a Secret? She lives in England. "From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published March 23, 2004 by The Dial Press. 384 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Can You Keep a Secret?
All: 6 | Positive: 4 | Negative: 2

Kirkus

Above average
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on Jun 24 2010

Just plain dopey. But Kinsella’s name plus a bubblegum-pink cover will attract the fans.

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Publishers Weekly

Above average
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly on Jan 05 2008

The plot is gossamer thin (Jack is keeping secrets of his own) and the lopsided romance not entirely believable, but Kinsella's down-to-earth protagonist is sure to have readers sympathizing and doubled over in laughter.

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Book Reporter

Good
Reviewed by Bethanne Kelly Patrick on Mar 01 2008

After reading CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET? you will use an edit chip when talking to your seatmate on airplanes, trains or other mass transit and think twice about what you share.

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Nights and Weekends

Good
Reviewed by Kristin Dreyer Kramer on Mar 01 2008

Kinsella takes romance, humor, and typical female paranoia and mixes them to create a great story—not to mention a great character who’s easily relatable.

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Teen Ink

Excellent
Reviewed by _KTLS_ on Mar 01 2008

Can You Keep a Secret? is the best book that I have read in a long time. I couldn’t put the book down and almost finished the entire thing in a single sitting.

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Teen Ink

Good
Reviewed by Bapalapa2 on Mar 01 2008

Overall this book is great for young adults or even little kids. It teaches you good things and not to keep secrets and you will have you friends forever.

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