Saturday, March 10, 2012

Review: Shopaholic - Sophie Kinsella (Madeline Wickham)

Author: Sophie Kinsella (Madeline Wickham)
Series: Shopaholic (#1)
Publisher: The Dial Press (Random House, Inc.)
Release Date: February 16, 2001
Pages: 348
Read in: 2 days




Overview:
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?

A Teenager's Perspective:

Rebecca Bloomwood (also known as Becky) works as journalist writing articles about how to manage money and savings but she’s got a big problem – she can’t seem to work out her own finances. Shopping solves all her problems, well emotional ones that is. Becky gets into a bunch of debt and tries concocting schemes to save her, but in the end she can’t seem to stop shopping. Despite all these consequences, she manages to gain a special someone who just might be her true love. And she finally stops shopping… well for a little while at least.

This novel was just so fun to read! We breezed through it like there was no tomorrow. Becky was such a down-to-earth and bubbly character that it was such a thrill to read about her. The humor and liveliness of the book made it a quick and easy read. We burst out laughing so many times we lost count (we got some strange looks from people lol). Kinsella made sure that Becky’s life was full of action and absurdity to keep us reading. Definitely, if you need a cheerer-upper or a full on laugh-out-loud moment check this book out! You won’t regret it (;

You won't have to shop around to find a more winning protagonist. - Ireland on Sunday

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