Ashley! (bookworm84) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

No. 45 for 2010

Title: Mini-Shopaholic
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Rating: 3/5
Book: 45/50 (90% completed)
Pages: 418 pgs
Total Pages 16,586/15,000 pages
Next up: Lust, Loathing and a Little Lip Gloss by Kyra Davis

I don't know what I think about this book. I love the Shopaholic series. I always found them witty and they always left me laughing. This book, however, I have mixed feelings about.

I feel as though this newest addition to the series is missing something vital. Something that made us all fall in love with Becky in the first place. I even would go as far as to say that Becky's actual character has changed as she now seems selfish in this book.

Kinsella has left the ending open for another book in the series but I honestly think that she should have ended the series with "Shopaholic and Baby".

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Becky Brandon thought motherhood would be a breeze and that having a daughter was a dream come true: a shopping friend for life! But it's trickier than she thought. Two-year-old Minnie has a quite different approach to shopping.

Minnie creates havoc everywhere she goes, from Harrods to her own christening. Her favorite word is "Mine!" and she's even trying to get into eBay! On top of everything else, Becky and Luke are still living with her parents (the deal on house #4 has fallen through), when suddenly there's a huge financial crisis.

With people having to "cut back," Becky decides to throw a surprise party for Luke to cheer everyone up. But when costs start to spiral out of control, she must decide whether to accept help from an unexpected source-and therefore run the risk of hurting the person she loves.

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