Reading Shopaholic Takes Manhattan is just pure BLISS! Just when you can’t laugh any harder, here strikes Rebecca Bloomwood again in a crazier, funnier and wittier second installment of the Shopaholic series! Absolutely, Becky is my most favorite chick-lit character. EVER. With a character just so outrageously funny, totally entertaining, and one who will drive you crazy, this is a wonderful book simply I could not put down and just the thought of this book even after I finished this, it doesn’t fail to make my lips curve upward. (:
In the second installment, Becky goes to the Manhattan with Luke, in attempting to making it big. I’ve witnessed her misadventures throughout the book, and she’s just utterly entertaining! Who would have thought of wearing her clothes on top of each other just to bring her whole wardrobe on a three-day trip, or faking out your boyfriend is around when he’s nowhere to be seen? I swear, I would lost count if I try to count the times I laughed my head off! But oddly enough, she wasn’t able to contain her control again, and she was in a skyrocketing debt. Again. Because seriously, staying in Manhattan where welcoming shopping stores are around, she just couldn’t resist. But she tried! So there comes her hilarious excuses again and all, and of course, when you read the first series, now you’ll get the picture. She just would do anything. But as much as she keeps me laughing all the time, I couldn’t help but really feel sorry for her downfalls every time. I love Becky and I hate it when one day she’s at the top of her game, and the next… everyone is turning her down. I mean, she makes mistakes. She can be careless at times, but she doesn’t deserve to be treated as a joke by everybody else. I immensely love Becky not just because she makes me laugh, but because she’s also a character to admire. She’s a strong woman, and at the end she didn’t fail me because she tried to fix every single mistake she did.
And unmistakably, Sophie Kinsella is such a delicate writer! I commend her skills of writing such a light, funny, fast-paced and inspiring piece which will lighten your mood after a bad day. I am thankful for her for a Rebecca Bloomwood, because she’s such an inspiration! I totally missed her the second I finished the book, and I sure will complete reading the whole series! 😀