Confessions of a Shopaholic Book Summary and Study Guide

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Rebecca Bloomwood is a single twenty-five year old young woman who has what every other person her age would only dream of. She lives in a very trendy flat in London, has many socialite friends, and a closet of beautiful clothes.
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But Rebecca is not as well-off as she seems to others; just very well into debt. Rebecca has a serious problem with shopping far too much, and her credit cards are completely maxed-out, as well as her account being overdrawn at the bank. Her job as a journalist does not even begin to pay even half of her debts, and besides, it bores her to tears every day. Rebecca doesn't know what to do with her life, as things go from bad to worse. She's feeling desparate, until one day, a grand opportunity comes along to go on television with a story.

When Rebecca receives this opportunity, it will transform and change her life for the better. It is only then that she will be able to catch up with her debt, and pay her bills, and get her life back in order. And in the process, she finds a man in her life that will make her truly a happier person.

The review of this Book prepared by Boppy

Rebecca Bloomwood loves to shop. Her job as a financial journalist doesn't support her excess, so she is thrown into the red without a way to pay her overdraft. By using her creativeness, she finds a way to pay it off, get a new job, and fall in love with an unexpected suitor.
The review of this Book prepared by Laura

British financial write Becky Bloomwood finds herself falling into the despair of debt. Through her outgoing personality and shopping obsession, Becky tries to pull her life, and bank account, together.
The review of this Book prepared by Jen

A twenty-something journalist in modern day London tries to overcome her shopping addiction and find a way to pay off her debt. Along the way she finds the story of her career and perhaps the love of her life.
The review of this Book prepared by Amanda Goodwin

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   upbeat    -   humorous Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Life of a profession:    -   journalist/editor/publisher Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Struggle over    -   vague finding self/purpose in life (i.e. no plot to book) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Brain/Body disability?    -   mental illness

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK City?    -   Yes City:    -   London    -   wealthy

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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