Review-Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern


Title: Love, Rosie

Love, Rosie

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Author: Cecelia Ahern

Publisher: Hyperion, 2005

Source: purchase

Rating: 3.5

Sexy Rating: 0

Description from Amazon.com:

The basis for the forthcoming motion picture starring Lily Collins and Sam Claflin! What happens when two people who are meant to be together can’t seem to get it right? 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 emails 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 quite done with them yet.

**

Ms. Ahern can write so that you are compelled to keep reading even if the plot often seems to repeat over and over. I did find this book enjoyable but slow and overly long (512 pages). The book is written in the epistolary style (yes, I did look that up in the dictionary. It means in the form of letters, in case you also didn’t know.). I thought I might not like that style but I found it rather entertaining. Through the e-mails, instant messaging and letters we are drawn into the missed chances of these two friends. We want them to be together and we don’t want their life mistakes to keep them apart. For the emotional nuances this book gets more than three stars. As I read I couldn’t help thinking of this Adele song. It is perfect for this book. I’d like to see the movie since the movie trailer prompted me to read the book.

 

 

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