When we last left off Becky, she had just had a baby. Mini Shopaholic continues her story about 2 years (I think) later. She still lives with her parents because all of her house plans fell through and Minnie has turned out to be a problem child. She’s a bit of a spoiled brat (though Becky is in denial). On top of that, there’s been a huge dilemma with the banks which is causing everyone to cut back and create budgets. Becky sees how stressed Luke is and plans a surprise party to take the edge off things. As she gets further into planning, she begins to realize how difficult it is to create her dream party on a budget.
This was a nice addition to the Shopaholic books. Becky hasn’t changed much and it’s a fun book. Nothing new and special here, and Becky still hasn’t gotten over her addiction (wait what addiction?). Becky is so sweet and lovable, though slightly irritating at times. The only complaint I have about this book is the lack of connection between Becky and Minnie. I felt that more of the story was focused on the surprise party rather than her relationship with Minnie. I would have liked to see some parts about their bond instead of Minnie just acting out.
It’s a cute story, a good weekend read, and worth reading if you enjoyed the others. 4 out of 5 stars.