A review by leahsbooks
Confessions of a Shopaholic, by

funny slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

2.0

I had heard good things about this, and was expecting a fun, funny story. But ... I guess my expectations were way too high. 

Becky is clearly a shopaholic - as in addicted to shopping, to the point where it is comparable to any other type of addiction. She can't seem to stop, even when it is causing problems with her finances, her friends, and interfering with her job. Obviously, I was waiting for her to have an epiphany and change her ways. However, she went through literally every single other solution to try to continue her spending unchecked. 

In addition, Becky was a difficult character to like. She's whiny, immature, shallow, and completely out of touch with reality. I struggled to empathize with her, especially when she made her own problems and continued to make them worse while completely ignoring that they existed at all. There were some funny moments, but overall I was very disappointed. The brightest part of the story to me, was the narrator, honestly. 

The expected epiphany never actually happened. Of course, she lucked into something else, but that just kind of felt like it was entirely too convenient, and masked the fact that she didn't actually solve the issue that she originally had. So in the end, some things changed, but the initial problem was still the same, and I was left feeling so disappointed. 

I know that this is the beginning of a series, but I'm not going to be reading any more of them. If I had seen any type of growth in Becky, I might have been willing, but it honestly wasn't there. I don't see her changing any further in future books, unless I'm mistaken?