Rosie and Alex are destined for each other, and everyone seems to know it but them. Best friends since childhood, they are separated as teenagers when Alex and his family relocate from Dublin to Boston. Like two ships always passing in the night, Rosie and Alex stay friends, and though years pass, the two remain firmly attached via e-mails and letters. Heartbroken, they learn to live without each other. But destiny is a funny thing, and in this novel of several missed opportunities, Rosie and Alex learn that fate isn’t done with them quite yet.
I always judge how good a book is by how creased the spine turns out to be by the end of it, the spine was creased at the point of every chapter.
Love, Rosie is Cecelia Ahern’s second novel and is one of my all time favourite love stories, full of love, letters and heartache, this book is sure to interest all of you romantics.
Now here’s the thing, when I read a book I like to get into the character, I get so engrossed with the book that I start to feel as if it’s my story, I get this picture in my head of being the main character, in this case I was Rosie Dunne.
I must admit, this is the first Cecelia Ahern book I have read but I feel that she conveyed the characters perfectly, and I cannot wait to see the film. I am a sucker for love stories because they can make you feel instantly calmer about what’s happening in your life.
I love that this book is presented in the form of letters, texts and emails, to and from Rosie and her best friend Alex. As you read the book you get to witness a budding friendship go from strength to strength, but then at 18 years old, everything changes, Alex has to move from Dublin to Boston, and their friendship comes to a standstill, and it gets tough for the two of them.
Rosie gets pregnant at Prom, Alex meets somebody in Boston and their lives change forever.
This book pulls on the heartstrings of anyone reading it and will make you book drunk.
In the epilogue of the book Ahern brings the ending we all hoped for in a classic the one that got away ending.
Go read it and let me know what you think in the comments below!
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