I read this book after hearing a rave review from a friend and after reading the first chapter I was incredibly glad I did. Rebecca Bloomwood is the epitome of the word heroine. She is funny, fashionable and above all, completely human.
Bloomwood is a writer making ends meet. There’s just one thing—she is completely addicted to shopping. She has credit card bills and debt collectors chasing her; one in specific who she believes is out to ruin her life. She dodges him all the while writing a financial advice column at a magazine where she begins fantasizing of a romance between herself and her new boss. This book is jam packed with humour and substance.
Sophie Kinsella takes a flawed character and makes her someone every girl wants to be, or at the very least, friends with. The way she describes Bloomwood’s relationship with the material fashion statements she makes throughout the book is brilliant and imaginative, but at no moment does Bloomwood seem superficial or classist. The way Kinsella creates an unique yet totally relatable character is a true talent. Original to its core, Confessions of a Shopaholic is a must read for any girl who’s guilty pleasure is new pumps or a cute skirt.
Lots of love, L&A