By: Ceclia Ahern
Publication Date: 1st December 2006 (This edition)
Publisher: Disney, Hyperion (US)
Page Count: 512 (paperback
Genres: Realistic Fiction, Contemporary Romance Fiction
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.
From the gifted author of PS, I Love You comes this charming, romantic, addictively page-turning novel that will keep readers laughing and guessing until the very last page.
So I gave this book a rating of 3.5. Since I changed my rating system, this is the first time I guess a book a 3.5. Boy am I disappointed in this book. I first got into this book because I loved the trailer and I honestly expected better and hoped for better. However like my rating system describes, this book was barely readable.
What I am Loving:
The beginning of the book was beautiful. It really was. I fell in love with the characters, the plot and everything. I had such high expectations for everything. I was really rooting for Rosie and Alex and their whole story. I was not disappointed with the start. However not so much the back. Let's talk about that now...
What I am Unsure Of:
Um the middle and the end. I didn't like it. I kinda hated it actually. I knew the plot was cliché but seriously. It was so bad! The characters were just making rash unrealistic decisions throughout the book, never thinking, and like what the hell. Nope. Just Nope. It was like a cat and mouse race which never ended. Also, the fact that this race lasted from their young age to their fifties and FINALLY getting together was just too unrealistic for me. I'm sorry. I can't. I believe in love. Just not this love. Not anymore at least. I really did want it to work out. So badly. I went into it with so much expectations and hope and just everything went wrong. They should NEVER have ended up together. Sorry no. Just NO.
Final Verdict:I liked the starting just not so much the middle and the end. I would still recommend you to read it if you wanted something sweet to pass the time. I just don't think you should bring in too high of an expectation though. Sorry!
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** All opinions are mine and are in no way influenced by anyone or anything.