Book Review : I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella

Author: Sophie Kinsella

Published: Dial Press Trade

Pages: 433

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Comedy

Souce: Purchased from Periplus 

Format: Paperback

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Periplus (Indonesia only)

Summary from Goodreads

I’ve lost it. 😦 The only thing in the world I wasn’t supposed to lose. My engagement ring. It’s been in Magnus’s family for three generations. And now the very same day his parents are coming, I’ve lost it. The very same day! Do not hyperventilate, Poppy. Stay positive 🙂 !! Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect! Well, perfect except that the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree. He wants his phone back and doesn’t appreciate Poppy reading his messages and wading into his personal life. What ensues is a hilarious and unpredictable turn of events as Poppy and Sam increasingly upend each other’s lives through emails and text messages. As Poppy juggles wedding preparations, mysterious phone calls, and hiding her left hand from Magnus and his parents . . . she soon realizes that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life.”

Rating: 5/5


This book has driving me crazy. I LOVED IT!

You know what? Sophie Kinsella is my favorite author all the time because she is a hilarious and engaging  and brilliant author! All of her books are brilliant and very funny. She know how to make the reader laugh out loud while reading her book.

I’ve Got Your Number is one of my favorite besides Confession of a Shopaholic books. I love every character in this novel. Poppy Wyatt, the main character, she is clumsy but hilarious. She lost her engagement ring and her phone in the same day. Then she found a phone in a bin. So she take out the phone and possess it as her own. And her story is begin, that phone led her to an elusive bussinessman Sam Roxton, because turned out she takes his office phone.

Second, Sam Roxton, the male lead in the book, like I said he is a a bussinessman who doesn’t have time to reply messages on his phone. If he reply? He only replies very short message like he didn’t care at all. That’s why he has PA to handle this, but his PA has resigned suddenly. Poppy reads all of his messages and replies them all with “xxx”. Haha. She did that under Sam’s name ( I even laughing while writing this).

My favorite scene?

I think other reviewers will agree with me. My favorite scene when Poppy plays scrabble with her fiancee’s family, Magnus aka Dr. Magnus Tavish. His family is very intellect and educated, he and his father are professor in university. All of his family put oh-so-f*cking-difficult words on scrabble, except Poppy who only knows “Pig”. Hahaha. Coincidentally, Sam texts her, then Poppy asks him to help her and finds difficult word. I don’t remember the word but because of that word, because of Sam helped her to cheat, her fiancee family impress with her. They didn’t know if Poppy is actually intellect too and she won the game. Hahaha.

This book made me ship Poppy and Sam. They are perfect together. Oh I love them both.

You should read it, guys. I highly recommend this. You won’t regret it!


Book Review: Populatti by Jackie Nastri Bardenwerper

I received a copy of this book through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. I joined Net Galley 3 weeks ago. I chose this book because the cover very interesting. I like any cover books that looks girly. So I started this book, I read it when I don’t have a lot of works to do.

Basically, the main character, Livi, is part of this online group called Populatti, a social media site that her friend Crystal (a computer programming genius that *needs* the site to get into college) created that’s very exclusive, members have to vote to accept people and kick them out, or they are kicked out if their rating drops too low. The site is basically used to plan parties and gossip about each other. Livi has 3 BFFs that she spends all her time with and they’re all part of this site, then she gets involved with a guy, some other girl supposedly starts rumors about her, etc – typical high school stuff.

My thought, I became so immersed in it that I had finished it later that night! It was very refreshing from the formal tones of Victor Hugo! The book has a really teenager-y feel, and it makes you feel like you’re being sucked right into Livi’s superficial world of popularity and social media.

Being about Livi’s age myself, I could really relate to this book. It was quite obviously written by someone who understands the mind of a self-conscious teenage girl and their need to be part of a group. Girls these days have such defined cliques, and the Popster clique at Livi’s high school reminds me of a few cliques I’ve had to deal with in my own life!

I really like the concept of a website with only the “elite” students of the school being allowed to join because it adds such a rivalry between students! Kids these days can go from best friends at one minute to being at one another’s throats at the next, so observing the way students handle the drama going on around them really drew me in.

I’m a sucker for romance, so one aspect of this novel that I really liked was her relationship with Brandon. They have a relationship that’s really unique for teenagers their age because throughout the course of the book, both of their reputations are on the line by being together, and you’re always wondering if they can pull through! I’m not going to give any spoilers, but the way their relationship evolves will have you on the edge of your seat!

The only part of this book that I really didn’t like was the rather abrupt ending. It leaves off with Livi in a very precarious position in terms of her social status and relationships with her friends, and I always prefer to see a book through to the end of the character’s struggle. An epilogue of some sort would have been fantastic.

Book Rating and Recommendation:

I would give Populatti a 4/5 stars for it’s original idea and insightful writing style.

I would recommend this book to any girl who loved or still loves the latest drama spill! I think every woman has an ear for gossip, even on her best day ;)

Populatti  would best suit readers ages 12-17, but I think certain older readers would also enjoy it!