Sometimes you have to look at life in a whole new way…
From the bestselling author of PS, I Love You comes a delightfully enchanting novel about what happens when two people who are meant to be together just can’t seem to get it right.
Rosie and Alex are destined for one another, and everyone seems to know it but them. Best friends since childhood, their relationship gets closer by the day, until Alex gets the news that his family is leaving Dublin and moving to Boston. At 17, Rosie and Alex have just started to see each other in a more romantic light. Devastated, the two make plans for Rosie to apply to colleges in the U.S.
She gets into Boston University, Alex gets into Harvard, and everything is falling into place, when on the eve of her departure, Rosie gets news that will change their lives forever: She’s pregnant by a boy she’d gone out with while on the rebound from Alex.
Her dreams for college, Alex, and a glamorous career dashed, Rosie stays in Dublin to become a single mother, while Alex pursues a medical career and a new love in Boston. But destiny is a funny thing, and in this novel, structured as a series of clever e-mails, letters, notes, and a trail of missed opportunities, Alex and Rosie find out that fate isn’t done with them yet.
Talk about missed opportunities! Sheesh. I´m sweating just buy thinking of this story.
I can easily say that this book is one of the most frustrating books I have ever read. And I loved it! What a cute read! It´s kind of a flappy romance with a serious vibe in between.
A wonderful story that had me from the get-go and I couldn´t think of any other chick-lit better than `Love, Rosie`by Cecelia Ahern.
The storyline is simple yet it´s packed with so many heavy emotions. I was able to see the characters faces and feel their inner turmoil.
And…. what I love most ( besides everything else, of course ) is the fact that this story isn´t too far-fetched from reality. I´ve seen couples / friends slip into the friendzone although they didn´t belong there. Reading about it in a book, though, is a complete differen´t matter. It´s more personal, more emotional. I was a peeping Tom, shocked, stunned, frustrated and so in love!
The characters were a joy. So much of a joy that I felt the need to hit them over the head with a frying pan sometimes.
Rosie made my `fav book chick` list. Awkward, sweet, quirky. Just overall a lovable character.
Alex, although it felt like his character drifted off the mark a little, was also great.
I believe it was a fabulous idea to let a reader accompany the two characters from a very young age up to their middle ages. That way a reader has the opportunity to see more, feel more, understand more of what´s going on. It´s a slow build up with colorful emotions, with the main emotions being frustration and angst. I´ll tell you why:
Yes. I, despite my endless love for the main characters I still felt beyond frustrated with them. I mean- they clearly had a massive communication problem going on and that left me, as a reader, wanting to play the middle-man and knock some sense into Alex and Rosie because the angst was, at times, alot to handle.
I kept thinking „ Okay, now´s the time…. Do it! NOW, damn it! What the hell are you waiting for? The weather isn´t going to get any better if you keep this shit up! DO SOMETHING! I´m not getting any younger and neither ARE YOU GUYS!“
I went through a few sessions of face palming, sighing, tossing the book aside, went through a bottle of wine and nail-biting ( which I normally don´t do). That´s how frustrating this book was for me. But that´s the purpose of a good book. To evoke all kinds of emotions from it´s readers.
And just as I was about to give up on everything… it happened! My special moment I was waiting ages for! The moment that sealed the deal for me.
I had a winner in my hands. A great, timeless romance I will forever cherish.
When I found out that the story was turned into a movie ( yes, I´m a hermit and hardly leave the house and hardly watch TV, don´t judge.Lol) I was out of it with joy and then had mixed feelings because it dawned on me that every single book – to – movie adaptions was just awful. So, I refused to watch the movie at first.
I have no will power, whatsoever.
I watched the movie. I was NOT disappointed. In fact- I was just as in love as I was when I first read the book! The casting was spot on ( besides Lily Collins. I don´t like her much ). All the feels from the book were felt while watching the movie. Brilliant!
Of course, the blogger side of me is dead-set on recommending the book, only. But in this case, I recommend reading the book AND watching the movie. Both are fully worth it. Why? Because it´s a lovestory. Who can resist a good romance? Who can resist watching Sam Claflin and his irresistable smile and listening to his sexy english accent?!
Would I reread this book? I already have. And I´ll do it over and over again.
Would I recommend this book? Definitely.
The Cover – 5 stars ( What´s there to bitch about? Nothing. It´s an eye catcher and definitely different from all the other books I have on my shelf.)
The Story – 5 stars ( The author certainly didn´t reinvent the wheel but the story was beautifully told. It´s a romance. A proper romance. )
The Characters – 4 stars ( Frustrating. Both of them. But 100% lovable. And relatable. )
My emotional state after finishing this read – My emotions were shot after I finished `Love, Rosie`.
I´m giving `Love, Rosie` by Cecelia Ahern 5 out of 5 stars
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