I just finished yet another of Sophie Kinsella’s chick-lit novels, Confessions of a Shopaholic. This one is about a 25-year-old British “woman” that can’t stop shopping, even after the creditors are after her. That’s basically it. The story in a nutshell.
I’m not sure how I feel about this one. It definitely wasn’t one of my favorites. Throughout the book, I kept thinking how ridiculous the whole thing was. The main character, Becky, was ridiculous. I know there are people out there with “shopping issues,” but this was definitely way out there (I hope!) Becky was a caricature of the shopaholic and her approaches to fixing her problem were ludicrious. I couln’t feel sorry for her because I was too busy being annoyed by her. And, the resolution to it all was quite far-fetched.
Now, with all that criticism, I have to stay I raced through one. I even found myself staying up to 11:30PM to finish it (I’m usually in be at 9PM). I couldn’t put it down and I’m not sure why, especially since I found Becky so stupid and annoying. I guess I just wanted to see where the author was going with this.