GOODREADS SYNOPSIS: MEET BECKY BLOOMWOOD, AN IRRESISTIBLE HEROINE WITH A BIG HEART, BIG DREAMS — AND JUST ONE LITTLE WEAKNESS …
Becky Bloomwood has what most twenty-five-year-olds only dream of: a flat in London’s trendiest neighborhood, a troupe of glamorous socialite friends, and a closet brimming with the season’s must-haves. The only trouble is, she can’t actually afford it — not any of it. Her job writing at Successful Savingmagazine not only bores her to tears, it doesn’t pay much at all. Still, how can she resist that perfect pair of shoes? Or the divine silk blouse in the window of that ultra-trendy boutique? But lately Becky’s been chased by dismal letters from Visa and the Endwich Bank — letters with large red sums she can’t bear to read — and they’re getting ever harder to ignore. She tries cutting back; she even tries making more money. But none of her efforts succeeds. Her only consolation is to buy herself something … just a little something …
Finally, a story arises that Becky actually cares about, and her front-page article catalyzes a chain of events that will transform her life — and the lives of those around her — forever.
After years of watching this awesome movie, I found out that it has it’s own book series. Where have I been living?! There are actually a number of books that follow the acclaimed ‘Confessions of a shopaholic‘.
So I decided to buy the Shopaholic Book Series and attempt to read them all.
Well so far I have read book #:1 Confessions of a shopaholic and I can honestly say, it is nothing like the movie at all. In fact, the story is completely different. The only thing they kept the same are the character’s names but apart from that, it seems they picked at ideas from the book but changed the way in which they used them in the movie.
Doing this was not necessarily a bad thing because I love the movie and I quite liked the book too but to compare the two, I can only really say that they are two completely different stories.
The end result is the same in regard to Rebecca’s love life and who she ends up with, but her debt situation is unresolved. I’m only assuming the reason behind this is because there are a series of novels to this story, so it will obviously continue.
They really couldn’t have chosen a better actress to play Rebecca Bloomwood than Isla Fisher. She does a remarkable job and the role suits her to a T.
I am looking forward to reading the next book in the series: Shopoholic Abroad. I have a feeling this book was used in the movie aswell as it also has a movie cover for it but Confessions of a shopaholic 2 was never released (as far as I know).
Stay tuned for my review on book #2.