**spoiler alert** I bought this book while I was sitting in an airport trying to maintain my sanity while on a 4 hour weather delay. Apparently, I sho**spoiler alert** I bought this book while I was sitting in an airport trying to maintain my sanity while on a 4 hour weather delay. Apparently, I should have checked my sanity BEFORE I bought the book because, while this rarely happens to me, I ended up with a horrible case of buyer's remose - with a BOOK!
Where do I begin? It started off okay I guess - I wasn't expecting too much, I was just looking for some fluff to read while I waited (and fluff it was). But as I continued with the book, it just didn't sit right with me. Scenes felt regurgitated, lifeless... I did not connect with the main character AT ALL. In fact, there were several moments when I wished I could reach into the book and strangle her.
But the kicker is that after all this girl goes through, she learns NOTHING. I had such hope at the climax of the book but then it just falls on its face. I literally felt sick after reading it. I'd burn the damn thing if it wouldn't be such a waste of energy - definitely one for the donation pile.
What I Learned from this Book:
1. Being financially irresponsible is perfectly okay if you're buying something "cute" that you "must have."
2. Buying said "cute" things will land you in all kinds of trouble with the bank and your credit cards.
3. HOWEVER it's okay because even if you ignore all of the warnings and disregard your responsibilities, it will all be PERFECTLY FINE in the end. You don't have to learn, grow, or change and magic money flows from the sky and you're saved.
Ultimately, this book should be called Shopaholic is an Idiot or Shopaholic Learns Nothing and Will Hopefully Become a Candidate for the Darwin Awards Someday (We Can Only Pray). Needless to say, I will NOT be reading the other books in the series - I think I'd rather have my eyelashes ripped out by wild monkeys....more