The main character Becky was a very shallow, manipulative, immoral, two-faced person, not to mention a compulsive liar. A few examples from the book: when she sits buy a man on public transportation she comments on his wearing very old 501s and white tennis shoes & how disgusting it is; when she dated a man with religious beliefs about not having premarital sex- he wouldn't take advantage of her and later she makes fun of him to her friend; she lies to most anyone she meets about anything and everything. All through the book she is constantly thinking about herself and whenever anyone else speaks to her she doesn't pay any attention to them and just makes up things to tell them. After reading all the reviews on Amazon.com I found I wasn't the only one who thought this.
Becky Bloomwood is an indisputable shopaholic. She is in debt up to her ears, yet keeps refusing to respond to her debtors. While this should not be and doesn't sound funny -- it is! How she gets out of this dilemma is unexpected and surprising. Just when you think she's down for the count, she rises! Unfortunately, being that she is in England, some of the shops she speaks about aren't familiar to me, but any American can picture another high-end shop or brand in its place and come out understanding Becky full well. (I was in England and in London once, but I didn't shop at the stores that are mentioned, except for Marks and Spencer, and I get the feeling Marks and Spencer [which is somewhat like Macy's here]is not "posh" enough for Rebecca Bloomwood.)