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ISBN13: 9780440241416
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1. Becky has a serious shopping addiction! Clothes, makeup, shoes—you name it, she loves it! Do you have a shopping addiction? Where is your favorite place to go shopping? What store cant you walk by without “just taking a peek” at the fabulous merchandise!

2. At the beginning of Confessions of a Shopaholic, Becky just had to have the Denny & George scarf. Have you ever made a crazy impulsive purchase like that? Whats the most fun purchase youve ever made? Have you ever had to borrow money for a shopping spree?

3. Becky is obviously addicted to shopping, but shes got other things going for her as well. What are some of your favorite characteristics about Becky? Do you have friends that remind you of any of the characters in Confessions of a Shopaholic?

4. Becky decided to follow David E. Bartons Controlling Your Cash in order to reduce her spending. Do you think the tactics listed in the story were reasonable? How could Becky have better managed her financial situation? What ways do you budget yourself and save up for special things you want to splurge on?

5. When Becky was a store assistant at Ally Smith, she hid a pair of zebra print jeans from a customer—then got fired! Do you have a funny or embarrassing dressing room story? Have you ever done something extreme like Becky to “stake your claim” on a piece of clothing?

6. Beckys relationship with Luke constantly changes throughout Confessions of a Shopaholic. Hot and cold, on and off, you never know what youre going to get with the two of them. How do you think the development of their relationship enhances the story?

7. Zebra print jeans, pink boots, and a shimmering gray-blue scarf—it seems that Becky has a style all of her own! How does Beckys shopping obsession add to the story? Whats your style like? Do you have a favorite outfit?

8. Tarquin and Beckys date was quite interesting to say the least. Pizza and champagne, a $5,000 check to a made-up organization, and some sneaking around on Beckys part! Do you think Becky handled herself appropriately? Whats the most memorable date youve ever been on?

9. Becky seems to tell a lot of “little white lies,” from lying about a broken leg, to making up a dead aunt, and even telling her parents she has a stalker! How does her lying affect her relationships to her friends, family and colleagues in the story? Whats the most exaggerated “little white lie” youve ever made up to get yourself out of trouble?

10. Do you think that Becky can serve as a role-model for young women? What lessons did you learn about relationships, responsibility, friendship and honesty?

11. Becky lands a front page news article, a spot on a morning television show, and a date with her dream guy all in the course of a couple days. Is this too good to be true? Can you believe Beckys luck? Do you think Becky has changed by the end of the story? Have you ever had a perfect day like Beckys?

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bookgirl94, February 12, 2011 (view all comments by bookgirl94)
This is one of my favorite books, after watching the movie i had to read this book. It was fun, entertaining, and impossible to put down!
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emmejo, July 10, 2009 (view all comments by emmejo)
Becky has a fab flat in London and all the most fashionable clothes. But she can't really afford any of it, her job is boring and doesn't bring in anywhere near enough for her to afford her lifestyle. She is sinking fast into debt. She tries to spend less, she tries making more, but she seems incapable of getting out of this hole, and she just keeps buying.

Funny and silly quick read. The writing was very good but I found Becky rather pathetic and weak-willed. I wanted to shake her and make her see what an idiot she was being. I was quite shocked at how unwilling to deal with her own problems she was, however she did seem to be making headway towards the end of the book. I will read the rest of the series in hopes that Becky grows up a little.
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Holly Marsh, February 11, 2008 (view all comments by Holly Marsh)
Better than Bridget Jones, Becky Bloomwood is the shopaholic in all of us. But with a higher overdraft, of course.

This is a book I can read, put back on the shelf, and pick up and read again every few years. A great read if you're feeling the impulse to go out and max out your Nordstrom card.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780440241416
Author:
Kinsella, Sophie
Publisher:
Dell Publishing Company
Author:
Sophia Kinsella
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Shopping
Subject:
London
Subject:
Debt
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Bloomwood, Becky
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
Shopaholic
Series Volume:
108-191
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
6.88 x 4.15 x .96 in .4 lb

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