Book Recap: Love Rosie by Cecelia Ahern

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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.

Book Review

★★★★ (4 stars)

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They were best friends ever since they were five. But for Rosie Dunne and Alex Stewart, love didn’t come as easy as one, two, three.

As relationships come and fail, the two, who leans to each other for better or for worst, never expected that the right one is just there in front of their eyes.

Written in a series of letters, emails and the like, this book tells us a story about a love that comes in an unexpected way.

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  • This is not your typical best-friend-to-lovers love story. Some of the books that focuses on the topic usually gives attention to the dilemma of dating your best friend. How to react when your best friend confesses love or how to deal with breaking up with a guy who is once your best buddy. But with Love Rosie, it is different. It is a story about how strong friendship can get when things get rough and how love comes in a time you would never expect to happen.

  • The story has it’s own sense of humor. This book is hillarious in every way. The characters and the way things happenin their life gives that vibes that makes the book enjoyable to read.
  • The story is written in a bunch of letters, emails, chat conversations and the like. A feature that makes Love Rosie unique than the others.

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  • The progression of the book is slow. If you’re looking for a book that achieved that hapilly ever after easily, then, this is not the book for you.
  • Some of the parts of the book are irrelevant like some of Rosie’s conversation with Ruby. Who the hell cares about them anyways?
  • The movie is better than the book. I have read the book in advance before the movie came out and I loved how the story was capsulized in the movie. The progression is not that slow and the scenes I found irrelevant to the book wasn’t there. But what I hate about the movie is that, it is so capsulized that some of the important parts of the book were also omitted. I won’t tell which parts in particular but I assure you, some parts of the book were changed in the movie.
  • The ending of the book is unbelievably unexpected. Don’t get me wrong. I like how this book ended but for them to end up at fifty is too much for me to bear. How can it be that long? (sighs)

Anyways, all in all, this book is one fantastic read. A unique story of love that is in a way different to grasp but fate, in its own way, finds its way together.

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11 thoughts on “Book Recap: Love Rosie by Cecelia Ahern

  1. Saloni Desai says:

    I really enjoyed your book review, and I was fully planning on reading it until I saw that they end up together at 50! I think I will be okay with just having seen the movie.

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