Thursday, March 31, 2011

Book Review: Confessions of a Shopaholic


I’ve read Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella many times. This is a wonderful light read story that has me laughing out loud and smiling the whole way through.

This story is about Becky Bloomwood, a financial journalist who knows nothing about finance. She is in debt up to her ears and can’t seem to quit shopping. Her bank keeps calling, her credit cards keep writing to her demanding payment and Becky makes half hearted attempts to straighten herself out.

Becky has unique fantasy where she dreams about getting a raise or winning the lottery in which describes exactly what she will buy and the parties she could have. Becky is a little selfish and very naive and get herself in to trouble and frustrating situations that only she could get in to.

Becky does eventually redeem herself at the end and does find a unique, only Becky Bloomwood could do it, way to finish off this hilarious story.

I know that there are some people that do not like this series of books because of the money aspect and how bad the economy is as it stands, but I don’t think that they are giving it a real chance. I think that there is great character development and it’s a great starting off point to a series that has grown into something awesome. This book is meant to be light and funny and easy, if you are looking for something deeper than you should look else where, but if you are looking for something to read and just enjoy, look no further.