Madeleine Wickham Writing Styles in Confessions of a Shopaholic

Madeleine Wickham
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Point of View

Confessions of a Shopaholic is written in the first person from the point of view of the main character, Rebecca Bloomwood. The reader gains insight into the thoughts and feelings of Becky because of this viewpoint. The novel is written in a dialogue fashion, between Becky and the reader, with Becky's confessions giving the reader a behind the scenes look at what goes on in the life of Becky. This viewpoint and dialogue is extremely helpful to the reader as it gives one a direct link into the rationalizations that Becky presents throughout the novel. As Becky's life changes and spins out of control, the reader feels part of what goes on, creating an investment into the character.

The novel contains both dialogue and descriptive passages, however, because of the writing style, even the descriptions are a dialogue with the reader. The dialogue gives the reader...

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