This was the first book I decided to read from the book bucket list I created a few weeks ago and, I was very glad I tried it.
This is a story about Undine Spragg, a beautiful midwestern girl who has dreams of climbing the social ladder. The thing is, Undine isn't all that high on the ladder to begin with. She knows how to attract the men that she thinks will help her but, once she gets the man she "thinks" she wants, she is already wondering if there is someone or something better that she can set her sights on. She takes advantage of everyone she meets. From New York to Paris when she meets a millionaire that seems worthy of her, she stops at nothing to make him hers. She doesn't realize when she tires of him, divorce will be considered a black mark on her going forward.
A classic satire, the ending shows the reader that even in the end, not much has changed for Undine. She is still every bit a user. She's vain, obsessed with clothes, jewels and social status. Although this book is funny and entertaining at times, Although I enjoyed this classic, I found it impossible to root for Undine.
RATING - 4.5/5 stars