Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella


Read a synopsis here!
Number of pages: 312
I absolutely loved everything about this book! I loved how it was set in London, Rebecca Bloomwood sounds like a girl that could definitely qualify as one of my best friends, and I just loved reading about all the different situations she got herself into (a lot of which sounded like things I would do…oops).
Rebecca, as you can tell by the title of the book, obviously has a problem with shopping (something I can personally relate to when I’m purchasing books). She tells readers of all the things she wishes to buy, yet confides in us how much debt she has. She absolutely has no self control when it comes to spending, which makes her even more adorable, and yet through all of this, she is in fact, a financial adviser for a spending magazine in London. Ironic right? I think this made the story even more hilarious!
Anyways, Rebecca goes through a series of schemes where she tries to control her spending and pay back her debt; for example she tries cutting back, making more money, and pumping up her resume and trying to land a variety of side jobs. Her failures affect her in small ways but Rebecca always finds a way to bounce back and try something new, which is very admirable in a female protagonist. I immediately took a liking to her and put her on my imaginary list of “Favorite Female Protagonists”.
I flew through this story in a two day time period and it probably would have taken me only one day if I hadn’t dragged it out so long (I didn’t want the story to end before I had the next book available for me to read but I just couldn’t help myself and flew through the last half of the book).
Definitely can’t wait to read the next book, and for that matter, the rest of the series. This is considered “chick lit” but I think teens could read it as well because they could find Rebecca extremely relatable, and funny! 
See you soon!
Paige
P.S. if anyone knows of any other good chick lit books/series please leave a comment below! I’d love to hear your suggestions!

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