Title: Mini Shopaholic
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Previous Books in the Series:
1. Confessions of a Shopaholic
2. Shopaholic Takes Manhattan
3. Shopaholic Ties the Knot
4. Shopaholic & Sister
5. Shopaholic & Baby
Date Started: January 5
Date Finished: January 10
Format: Hardcover from local library
It’s been two years since the last Shopaholic novel, and Minnie Brandon has grown. She’s in the terrible twos, which is driving Becky and Luke nuts. It’s getting to the point where Luke is thinking that Minnie might need professional help, because what two-year old gets banned from four Santa’s Grottoes?
But that is put on the back burner when the Bank of London collapses and causes mass panic throughout the country. Everyone needs to cut back, which means that Becky’s job at The Look – which was doing fabulously by the way – is in sincere jeopardy. Until Becky comes up with a new shopping experience for her customers. One where her customers significant others won’t know that they’ve been shopping thanks to some discreet methods that cause Becky’s sector to go up in sales. But she didn’t really get improved by the upper management… Throw in Becky trying to throw a surprise birthday party for Luke on a budget and you’ve got yourself one hell of a headache.
Another Shopaholic book, another set of anxiety attacks. Only Becky Brandon would spend so much during a financial crisis. To be honest, Becky’s attitude in this book actually drove me crazy. She acted more like her two-year old daughter than a mother. All the tantrums she threw, I was kind of dismayed. I had hoped that with her daughter she would have matured. Guess not. However, Becky’s attempts to throw Luke a surprise party were actually hilarious. Everything that could go wrong, seemed to go wrong and with each page turn I was wondering what other catastrophe was going to happen.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. I’m disappointed that Becky isn’t going to end up doing that boot camp mentioned by Nanny Sue. I think it would have been an enlightening and hilarious experience for her. However, you know some kind of travesty is going to happen with Becky going to Hollywood in the next book.
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