Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

This is also called:
“The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic”

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Synopsis from Amazon:

Meet Rebecca Bloomwood. She’s a journalist. She spends her working life telling others how to manage their money. She spends her leisure time …shopping. Retail therapy is the answer to all her problems. She knows she should stop, but she can’t. She tries Cutting Back, she tries Making More Money. But neither seems to work. The stories she concocts become more and more fantastic as she tries to untangle her increasingly dire financial difficulties. Her only comfort is to buy herself something – just a little something…Can Becky ever escape from this dream world, find true love, and regain the use of her Switch card? “The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic”…the perfect pick me up for when it’s all hanging in the (bank) balance.

Well I loved this book! I was gripped from the word go. This is pure chick-lit – with a cheesy storyline, which was quite unbelievable and predictable, but did that effect the book? Nope. I was excited about reading it – I didn’t want to stop, I didn’t want the book to finish. We follow Becky through many spending sprees, many disasters and thoughtlessness and pain, and well, I loved it.

Yes, Becky was shallow, and manipulative, but I felt sorry for her and really wanted to know what was going to happen to her. I guess I secretly liked her character.The characters are all well written, and although I didn’t like some of them (the mean ones!) I liked how they were written; I could believe in them.

I laughed a lot through this book and was just thoroughly entertained. I think some people will dismiss this book as utter rubbish as it is a bit unbelievable and predictible, but I can’t help but give it the top rating because I felt so excited by the book, I didn’t want to stop reading, I was hooked, and actually I wasn’t disappointed at all.

10/10

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One thought on “Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

  1. M.Israel

    Finally! I wondered when somebody would write about the “Shopahplic” series. I agree with Katie’s every word. It is so fantastic that I have recently bought all 5 books of this series and “gobbled” them one by one (to my husband’s dismay and also in return to a month of sleepless nights…). But, I couldn’t resist my curiousity. I really needed to know what else this crazy Becky could be up to (or better yet, how inventive Kinsella would turn out to be– and she didn’t fail me). Anyhow, I have finished reading everything Sophie Kinsella ever published and I’m waiting anxiously for the next one to go on the market. Way to go Sophie!

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