by Cecelia Ahern
Narrator: Amy Creighton
Published by Hachette Books on December 1st 2006
Length: 12 HRS 3 MINS
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Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance
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.
So, when I came across this book *which, by the way, is now a movie with Lily Collins, and who doesn’t love Phil Collins (because that’s her daddy), so you have to love Lily too, or something… * I was excited to fall in love with love again with the novel Love, Rosie, by Cecelia Ahern.
It took awhile for me to get into this book. I liked the characters, but it reads from emails, online chat rooms, and letters. It’s a neat idea to format an entire book this way, but I felt distant from what was happening. I just didn’t completely connect with the characters and their stories.
I loved the idea of the story. I really did. Maybe it was because I had watched P.S. I Love You, also written by Cecelia Ahern *reminder to self: must read the book too* and fell in love with love and new beginnings. But that’s what actors are paid for, right? So, I’ll check out the movie for Love, Rosie, and give it another chance.