Thursday, 10 July 2014

Book Review - The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella


Source: Bought from charity shop
Publisher: Black Swan (2000)

The  Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic is one of my favourite books and with the release of the seventh book in the series, Shopaholic to the Stars, coming at the end of September I decided I would re-read the first book and finally pick up the rest over the summer.

The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic is the first book in the series and in it we meet Rebecca ‘Becky’ Bloomwood. Becky loves shopping, so much so that it is all she thinks about. It is clear very early on in the book that Becky has no grasp of reality and indeed the amount of financial trouble which she is in, which we know about because there are various letters from banks, credit cards and store cards requesting payment. The story follows Becky as she attempts to either Make More Money or Cut Back to clear her bills, both of which she is hopeless at. As you get further into the story you just how bad at lying she is and how she nearly always gets in to situations which make you cringe, which I think makes for a very funny read.

This is definitely not a book with any moral message or underlying themes it is just a lighthearted and very funny book which should not be taken seriously at all. Becky Bloomwood is a character you will either love or hate, I personally love her and can’t wait to read more books in the series.

I rate this book 5/5 because it made me laugh all the way through.

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