Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella

I have loved the Shopaholic series since my friend Laura Hivala introduced me to it nine years ago when I was pregnant with my first son.  The books are fun and good for a laugh with a good light storyline.  It’s also perfect for right now when I’m stressing in the middle of a semester.

In Shopaholic to the Stars, Becky, Luke, and Minnie move to Los Angeles for a few months while Luke works for Sage Seymour.  Becky is thrilled to be in LA and hopes to become a fashion specialist for a star, especially Sage Seymour.  Becky is soon caught up in the machinists of the stars who will go to any length to keep their fame.  Her best friend Suze and her family come for a visit and Suze’s husband Tarky becomes caught up in a cult.  Becky’s father also comes for a visit and gets wrapped up in a mystery from the past.  The book culminates in everyone being mad at Becky for pursuing fame while ignoring their troubles.  It then ends on a cliffhanger with no real resolution.

I was disappointed by the cliffhanger.  It felt like the book had very abruptly ended with no real reason.  I’m not sure I’ll remember what is going on when the next novel comes out.  I also didn’t like how Becky was made to feel guilty for trying to pursue her career.  No one seemed to care about her and her troubles, but they all wanted her to devote 100% of herself to them.  I think everyone had a problem in this book.  I enjoyed it, but had a real problem with the ending.

Overall, I would wait until the next book comes out to read this for the first time.  There is no ending of the book and you won’t leave feeling satisfied.

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