Title: Shopaholic to the stars
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Publisher: Bantam Press
Becky has moved from Britain to Hollywood, following her husband’s new job as the manager of a Hollywood star. She has to make adjustments for her daughter’s schooling and finding a new job. She dreams of working together with Nenita Dietz, the queen of stylists, to be a stylist for the stars. She also dreams of walking down the red carpet, and associating with the superstars. She finds ways to fulfill this dream with the aid of her best friend, Suze, but things do not run smoothly, and in the process her relationships with her husband, and Suze are affected. I will leave it to interested readers to find out whether she succeeds in fulfilling her dream and her handling of the relationships.
This is the 7th book in the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella. The 1st book was Confessions of a shopaholic, which was later made into a movie. The story is written in a first person narration and in the present tense. Thus it is as though the story is happening as the reader flips the page. And the reader has a sense of Becky’s thoughts which can be quite funny, as the events unfold. For example when Becky attends a mediation class in her attempt to get rid of the shopping addiction, the instructor tells her to chant a word during the mediation to aid focusing and the word from her is “Prada”. Reading the first few pages already got me laughing at Becky’s antics. The other theme of this story is relationship, mainly Becky’s relationships with her husband, her parents, and Suze. There are ups and downs in those relationships, tense moments and heart-warming moments, reflecting relationships in real-life.
PS: I borrowed this book from the library. I have not received any form of compensation for writing this post. I have no material connection to the publisher or author mentioned in the post.