Shopaholic Sister - Shopaholic, Bk 4 Author:Sophie Kinsella Becky Bloomwood thought being married to Luke Brandon would be one big Tiffany box of happiness. But to be honest, it's not quite as dreamy as she'd hoped. The trouble started on honeymoon, when she told Luke the tiniest little fib, about the teeniest little purchase. Now she's on a strict budget, she doesn't have a job, and, worst of all, her b... more »eloved Suze has a new best friend. She's feeling rather blue - when she gets the biggest shock of her life. She has a long-lost sister!
Becky has never been more excited. Finally, a real sister! They'll have so much in common! They can go shopping together... choose shoes together... have manicures together...
Until she meets her - and makes a dreadful discovery. It can't be true. Surely Becky Bloomwood's long-lost sister can't... hate shopping?
I actually liked this one much better than the last 2 shopaholic books. In this one, Becky is wrapping up her extended honeymoon only to find she has a half sister. She is shocked to learn that her sister is frugal and hates to shop. She wants to change her ways to impress her sister and that helped me to like Becky a lot more. I was very annoyed by her antics in Shopaholic Takes Manhattan and Shopaholic Ties the Knot because she wasn't learning anything or growing as a character for me. In this one, however, she had more depth and I liked that. Now I'm really looking forward to reading Shopaholic and Baby!
So far, this is the best of the Shopaholic series. I was frustrated with Becky. I really wanted to slap her silly. Her spending was outrageous. That's why it's taken me forever to get through this series. I can't handle the over-indulgence and stupidity of the main character. I guess I felt like her sister, Jess. Always the frugal one, pinching pennies wherever I can. But, unfortunately, I know people like Becky. They never realize how misguided and shallow they seem. It's always someone else's fault. With recession on the horizon, I hope these people realize the hole they've gotten themselves into and try to dig themselves out. There's time!
As in the previous books, Becky always manages to "over-spend" and this is no exception when Luke and she are on their extended honeymoon. But when they get back to Londaon, Suze has another god friend and Becky finds out she has a sister... A sister who couldn't be more unlike Becky!
Becky and Luke get into it before he leaves fo5 a job. And Becky leaves to learn from her sister, without telling anyone where she is going. As usual, Becky gets into a fix. But Suze has gotten vibes that she is in trouble and comes to the rescue.
I really liked this book -- better even than the first three books.
I have been reading this series in order, and I think this is my least favorite one so far. I didn't think that this book was as humorous as the first few. And I felt that too many of the plot points were too unbelievable. And I went into this book thinking it would be more about the traveling for the honeymoon and was disappointed when it ended so soon after the book started.
But, all in all, still a good series. I love the character of Becky.
Love this series, it is just what you need when you have read too many serious books in a row! this book introduces a new chaacter, Jess. She is certainly not one that can be loved outright, but I guess you could say she grows on you. My thoughts would be she does not make another appearance unless it is by mention only, but who knows.