Mini Shopaholic (Shopaholic #6)
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Release Date: September 21, 2010
Publisher: Dial Press
Review by: Nahomi
Sophie Kinsella has dazzled readers with her irresistible Shopaholic novels--sensational international bestsellers that have garnered millions of devoted fans and catapulted her into the first rank of contemporary storytellers. Now her beloved heroine Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) returns in a hilarious tale of married life, toddlerhood, and the perils of trying to give a fabulous surprise party--on a budget! Becky Brandon thought motherhood would be a breeze and that having a daughter was a dream come true: a shopping friend for life! But it's trickier than she thought. Two-year-old Minnie has a quite different approach to shopping.
Minnie creates havoc everywhere she goes, from Harrods to her own christening. Her favorite word is "Mine!" and she's even trying to get into eBay! On top of everything else, Becky and Luke are still living with her parents (the deal on house #4 has fallen through), when suddenly there's a huge financial crisis.
With people having to "cut back," Becky decides to throw a surprise party for Luke to cheer everyone up. But when costs start to spiral out of control, she must decide whether to accept help from an unexpected source--and therefore run the risk of hurting the person she loves.
Will Becky be able to pull off the celebration of the year? Will she and Luke ever find a home of their own? Will Minnie ever learn to behave? And . . . most important . . . will Becky's secret wishes ever come true?
3.5 stars out of 5 stars
It's been a while since I've read any books from the Shopaholic series and I had forgotten how exasperating Becky and her antic can be. True to form Becky was up the usual in Mini Shopaholic except now she has her daughter Mini to join in on the shopping. It was really hard to get through some parts because man Becky puts herself in some very awkward situations. Also say about 50% of her excuses had me rolling my eyes. This is mainly why my rating is lower than usual.
I do however admire Becky's ability to pull off her big surprise in the end. She has this uncanny ability to pull everything together and make things work. I was so nervous for her throughout the entire book and during certain parts I had to stop reading because of the vicarious embarrassment I felt. Apart from her lame excuses and over the top antics I really enjoyed reading Mini Shopaholic.