S: Confessions of a Shopaholic
FC: Confessions of a Shopaholic By: Sophie Kinsella | 348 pages
1: Kristina Hughey
2: Rebecca Bloomwood is the most outrageous shopaholic ever. Anything she sees becomes something she needs. Rebecca finds herself becoming more and more in debt and a lot of banks have been contacting her saying she must pay them. Rebecca just ignores the banks notices and feels that if she never reads the letters she isn't really in debt. The ironic thing is that Rebecca is a journalist who writes articles on how to manage money. | Summary | Summary | Summary
3: Rebecca has everyone in her life believing that she has a perfect job that makes her look very intellectual, but the truth is she doesn't know how to manage money at all. She meets a man named Luke who she sees all the time through work and he has a whole different way of seeing Rebecca that isn't the real her. He, like everyone else she knows, believes Rebecca's a successful, smart financial journalist who takes care of her money very well.
4: Rebecca's plan of ignoring her credit card bills finally catches up with her when she starts getting calls from the bank. To escape from her unpaid bills Rebecca stays with her parents for a some time. While she's there, Rebecca's neighbors ask her for some financial advice, and since she really didn't know anything about it, Rebecca tells them to go for the deal. Later Rebecca finds out that her neighbors got screwed over from the company she had told them to invest in.
5: She feels so terrible about it so Rebecca decides to write an article about that company and how many people they took money from. Rebecca surprises herself with this article because she finds that when she is passionate about something she really knows how to write about it. Not knowing how much one article could effect people, Rebecca gets a sudden call from a morning talk show who wants her on the show to talk about the artice.
6: Since Rebecca still didn't feel like she really knew about finance she was nervous about going onto the show.
7: When she got on stage everything Rebecca had worried about went away and she just went right through her thoughts about how this company had taken advantage of their customers. After answering questions from guests, Rebecca realized how she could change her money problems around. On top of that, the morning talk show offered her a spot on the show to answer viewers financial questions every month. In the end Rebecca figured out how to handle her own money, and help other people do the same.
8: Recreate a Character | Rebecca Bloomwood is the ultimate shopaholic, she can't go a day without spending. She will buy anything thinking she needs it at that minnute only to realize later she has the same stuff at home. Rebecca is a financial journalist who knows nothing about saving money. Rebecca finds a lot of excuses to cover up for her huge debts. When she gets letters from the bank, Rebecca will just throw them away and go on with her day as if she wasn't in debt at all.
10: Rebecca is the main character in this book. The book is about how she is a shopaholic working as a financial journalist. Rebecca gives other people advice about their money when she can't even keep her own money in order. This story tells about her debt trouble and how she gets out of it while helping other people through their money difficulities too. | Recreate a Character
11: This character. Rebecca Bloomwood, reminds me of... Rebecca Bloomwood is like my cousin because my cousin is a shopaholic just like her. My cousin ignores her bills just like Rebecca, and she acts like she isn't in any debt. Also, my cousin buys anything she likes, even if she doesn't need it, and Rebecca does does.
12: Quote | "If I don't open it, it's like it never came."
13: Recreate a Character | Qote | This quote is talking about Rebecca's bills, she says if she doesn't open them it's like they never came. This quote is significant to the book because it describes Rebecca's whole life. She lives her life not ever opening her bills acting like they don't exhist so shethinks doesn't have any debts. I choose this quote because Rebecca faces her bills all the time and she just ignores them which causes her even more debt.
14: Critique | I think the best part of this book was the ending because Rebecca finally realizes how she can change. The whole book she keeps making the same mistake then at the end Rebecca finds a way to get out of her debt. Also, in the end Rebecca gets another job which will help her earn more money to get out of her debt.
15: Other people should read this book because it's a really fun book that doesn't take a lot of effort to read. Since this is a pretty easy read and it's a laid back book i think this would be a good book for teenagers. On a scale of 1-10 i would rate this book a 8. This is a good book to read just for fun, but it's a simple book.