Saturday, 3 November 2012

Confessions of a shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

“Dear Ms. Rebecca Bloomwood,
Your account is overdrawn and you visa has been cancelled.” Is not all that Rebecca also known as Bex has to worry about. While she sits at her desk all day writing insanely boring financial advice, she is in more debt than the people that read her articles. Rebecca’s job doesn’t pay much, but for her even a sale is more exciting than going to a press conference. Shopping windows full of beautiful clothes that she can’t resist beckon to her. Before she knows it, Rebecca has already bought most of the clothes in every trendy London store. When the stack of bill’s (the horrid ones that are coated with the word summoned) she has hidden in her dresser becomes un-ignorable she tries cut back on her spending. Yet she must buy those candles that she absolutely needs or the ultra posh Denny and George scarf that’s on sale for only 150 quid.  Stuck in piles of bills and un-able to dig herself out of the massive hole she’s created, Rebecca finally finds a story that she actually cares about and that could help bring her out of debt.

A Confession of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella is an informative, up to beat, book. This well written piece has been made into a major motion picture and I can see why.  The author travels into a certain Rebecca Bloomwood’s life and I love how Sophie brings the average person’s problems into an anything but ordinary character. Throughout this book, Rebecca grows and develops slowly becoming a dynamic character by the end of this captivating novel. The author did an amazing job of taking this story and making it relatable to real life people even though the setting and society is so different. Good job Sophie and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.

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