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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 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.

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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 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.

30 review for Love, Rosie

  1. 5 out of 5

    Sasha Alsberg

    This book was...okay. It wasn't bad, it did make me laugh and giggle a bunch which saved this book for me! Although, there was a major downfall for me: The first 100 pages were really good! The next 100 pages were slowing down and getting draggy The next 219 pages went at a frustrating snails pace until FINALLY the last page had what the whole book was leading up to. I am disappointed by Love, Rosie because it could've been SO MUCH better if it wasn't so slow and draggy. At the end I didn't like Al This book was...okay. It wasn't bad, it did make me laugh and giggle a bunch which saved this book for me! Although, there was a major downfall for me: The first 100 pages were really good! The next 100 pages were slowing down and getting draggy The next 219 pages went at a frustrating snails pace until FINALLY the last page had what the whole book was leading up to. I am disappointed by Love, Rosie because it could've been SO MUCH better if it wasn't so slow and draggy. At the end I didn't like Alex as much as I did when it started, by the end he was almost like a stranger. Also the book was quite depressing at times which could've been more meaningful but I found myself not connecting to it since the events that made the novel sad were given to me second hand in letters & DMs. I don't want to say it was a waste of my time because it was enjoyable at points but I just wish it was better since I don't read contemporary novels often so I went out on a whim with this one and was disappointed. The movie on the other hand was how the book should've been written, slowly paced enough so you could fall for the characters but not so slow that you lost interest. This is definitely a case where I like the movie better than the book. Oh well, I am not going to like every book. 2.75/5 stars

  2. 4 out of 5

    valee

    OMG, how to rate this book? How can we be able to love a book so much but at the same time completely hate it? It was just so frustrating... I know, I know, I'm a sucker for HEAs and it makes me insane when I don't get them or when it takes too long for the main characters to achieve it. And this is definitely the case here. Be sure you are in a very patient mood before starting this read because you'll get many and many impediments on that HEA's. Don't get me wrong, I really adored this book a OMG, how to rate this book? How can we be able to love a book so much but at the same time completely hate it? It was just so frustrating... I know, I know, I'm a sucker for HEAs and it makes me insane when I don't get them or when it takes too long for the main characters to achieve it. And this is definitely the case here. Be sure you are in a very patient mood before starting this read because you'll get many and many impediments on that HEA's. Don't get me wrong, I really adored this book and I definitely don't regret reading it. It's just that I can't rate it any higher as most of the time I kept thinking: please, somebody just kill all this irritating characters already (not the main characters, of course) as they are annoyingly in the way of my beloved and awaited HEA. I guess when we get to think like that (repeatedly) we must admit the read just wasn't working as one could expect and things didn't develop as smoothly as one would want them to. I'm all about making the main character suffer a bit, but I think this was too much. Still, I think this book will make an amazing movie one day. Probably because it's easier to suffer a couple of hours than 2 days of frustrating long reading, lol.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Zoë

    Book 25/100 for 2015 This was such a cute book! Although this was a pretty long book for a contemporary, it covered the lives of Rosie and Alex from ages 5 to 50 and I remained interested in their story the whole time. I loved these two characters but at the same time I wanted to smack them over the head several times for being so stupid. As for the writing style, it is written in the forms of letters, emails, chat rooms (hahaha who even uses those even more?) and instant messages. This took me a Book 25/100 for 2015 This was such a cute book! Although this was a pretty long book for a contemporary, it covered the lives of Rosie and Alex from ages 5 to 50 and I remained interested in their story the whole time. I loved these two characters but at the same time I wanted to smack them over the head several times for being so stupid. As for the writing style, it is written in the forms of letters, emails, chat rooms (hahaha who even uses those even more?) and instant messages. This took me a while to get into because at times I felt like it was difficult to understand how much time had passed since the last section and sometimes I felt that I couldn't fully connect to the characters. However, I eventually got used to the writing and it actually made it a quicker read than if it was just plain narrative prose. Also, the epilogue wrapped the story up so well! I had so much fun reading this book and I can't wait to watch the movie with Lily Collins and Sam Claflin (even though I hear it is pretty much nothing like the book).

  4. 4 out of 5

    Liam

    WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BOOK I AM SO EMOTIONAL RIGHT NOW basically, this book was an absolute roller coaster ride filled with extreme frustration and a severe case of toying with my emotions, but I am very much pleased with the ending of this book. The writing style and the way that this book was organised and made up completely of letters, emails, instant messages etc was brilliant. I must admit it took a while to get used to but when you do it works so well and makes the story so much more interesting WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BOOK I AM SO EMOTIONAL RIGHT NOW basically, this book was an absolute roller coaster ride filled with extreme frustration and a severe case of toying with my emotions, but I am very much pleased with the ending of this book. The writing style and the way that this book was organised and made up completely of letters, emails, instant messages etc was brilliant. I must admit it took a while to get used to but when you do it works so well and makes the story so much more interesting. You really get to dig deep into the main character's emotions and feelings this way and I really enjoyed it. However, at times it did become annoying because it kind of skipped main events and you didn't get to find out much about them (which I would have really liked). Pacing wise, I was hooked and desperately needed to find out what happens with Rosie and Alex!!! If you read this book and you did not want them to be together then we MUST have read a different book because I routed for these two from the very start! I really enjoyed getting to really know the characters and they were all so well developed and portrayed. On the other hand, at times I did feel like the characters all aged too fast but I guess that's symbolic to life because times just goes by so fast! I think this book is leaning towards a definite 4.5 starts, I absolutely loved and devoured it!I am extremely excited to get round to watching the film as I feel like it will work really well!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ 2.5 Stars Once again it appears I’m the solo gal who didn’t absolutely fall in love with this book. Shaddup and let me ‘splain myself. But first, let’s cover the synopsis for those who aren’t familiar with the story (which could easily be the case since this book has been published under THREE different titles). Alex and Rosie have been besties since Kindergarten. They’ve managed to remain friends despite of the best efforts of Ms. Bi Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/ 2.5 Stars Once again it appears I’m the solo gal who didn’t absolutely fall in love with this book. Shaddup and let me ‘splain myself. But first, let’s cover the synopsis for those who aren’t familiar with the story (which could easily be the case since this book has been published under THREE different titles). Alex and Rosie have been besties since Kindergarten. They’ve managed to remain friends despite of the best efforts of Ms. Big Nose Smelly Breath Casey to keep them apart in elementary school, through the trials and tribulations of puberty, and even when Alex moved across the pond to America. They’ve stuck together and always told the other everything . . . I mean EVERYTHING . . . Even through that little mishap, Alex and Rosie managed to remain friends. They supported each other through marriages as well as divorces and always ignored that niggling little voice telling them they should maybe be more than just best buddies. But how long can you ignore a voice that is sooooo persistent? SOME SPOILAGE AND RANTING ENSUES – CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED. HOWEVER, BEING AS THIS IS STANDARD ROM-COM FARE, THE ENDING SHOULDN’T REALLY THROW ANY OF YOU FOR A LOOP The answer to the question right above my spoiler tag? Apparently you can ignore that little voice inside your head until you are F-ING FIFTY!!!! 50! That’s redonkulous and the main problem with this book. A story which should have been wrapped up at a respectable 300 pages just kept going and going and going all the way to nearly 450. Rather than having Rosie and Alex experience one bad marriage/failed relationship/whathaveyou each, Cecilia Ahern had them experience multiple failures and waste more than half their lives wondering “what could have been” . . . and it was super annoying to me so it gets only half the stars. Now, let me just say if I were to judge the movie (based on the trailer alone, as I haven’t seen it yet), this would get 4 Stars minimum. From the looks of things TONS of pages were left on the cutting room floor WHERE THEY BELONG. I mean seriously, everyone is familiar with the story: 1. Boy meets girl; 2. Boy and girl become friends; 3. Boy and girl realize they could “ruin the friendship” if they take it to the next level; 4. Boy and girl date/marry other people; 5. Boy and girl’s marriages/relationships fail; and 6. Boy and girl finally realize they were meant to be together and live happily ever after. I live for that shit when it comes to my movies of choice . . . but good grief, it ain’t Moby Dick. There’s no reason for it to drag on (andonandonandon). I loved Alex and Rosie. They were great characters that seemed like real people and were adorable and funny and everything that I want in a RomCom. They just didn’t know when to STFU and get down to the hibbidy dibbidy and therein was the problem. I have a feeling this is one of the rare occasions when I will enjoy the movie more than the book. And hey, even if it sucks, it still has Finnick Sam Claflin . . . Yep, me. Welcome to Cougar Town, Sam : )

  6. 4 out of 5

    Ramona

    I have a week spot for best friends turn lovers books and after a friend recommended me this one, I was very curious to read it. I wanted something nice and easy, to just spend a weekend in bed reading. This was my first book from Cecelia Ahern and after hearing so many amazing things about her, I had to crack the ice and see for myself. Meet Rosie and Alex, 2 best friends that share with us their funny and sad moments. Why share? Because the book is made of letters, emails, notes and postcards! I have a week spot for best friends turn lovers books and after a friend recommended me this one, I was very curious to read it. I wanted something nice and easy, to just spend a weekend in bed reading. This was my first book from Cecelia Ahern and after hearing so many amazing things about her, I had to crack the ice and see for myself. Meet Rosie and Alex, 2 best friends that share with us their funny and sad moments. Why share? Because the book is made of letters, emails, notes and postcards! It was such an interesting thing in reading the story using this instruments and I was very excited to understand how Cecelia managed to make the reader understand the plot. It was very simple, with a natural flow to the story and a very well developed plot. So, back to our characters. Rosie and Alex, 2 best friends since childhood, with a lot in common, who dream of a future together, as friends of course. Having spend the majority of their time together, they are used in sharing things and talking about anything. But, as time passes and they grow up becoming teenagers, their priorities will change as well, leaving to them having different paths. Alex dreams of becoming a doctor and Rosie wants to run her own hotel. In all this time they are apart to study, they keep in touch, by using letters and emails. I loved this thing that Cecelia brought for the readers, because it was an unique book for me. Never I have seen the plot to be constructed upon this written elements and it gave so much depth to the story, because they were intimate and genuine. Exactly like providing dual POV, but more detailed if it's possible. As time passes, Alex and Rosie keep in contact, only to figure out how lonely they are without one another. They are so stubborn to realize how in love they are, even if they know each other since childhood. In a relationship, you first have to meet your friend, and after that the lover. So I wanted to strangle them much all of the book, because I knew that destiny would want them together. I wanted to see them accept their feelings and have a life together. Of course they will make mistakes and BIG ones that can't be mended, but they will learn from them and manage to live with them. This is a classic example of having the love of your life right in front of you, but being too blind, you are unable to reach out and take it. Rosie and Alex lived this experience and let me tell you that it truly hurt knowing they lost a lot of years not giving in to their instincts and feelings. 4 stars! For more reviews please check https://readwithloveblog.wordpress.com

  7. 5 out of 5

    Sandra

    "Life is funny isn’t it? Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, just when you finally begin to plan something, get excited about something, and feel like you know what direction you’re heading in, the paths change, the signs change, the wind blows the other way, north is suddenly south, and east is west, and you’re lost. It is so easy to lose your way, to lose direction. And that’s with following all the signposts” This book... gave me so many damn feellllssss... so many fucking "Life is funny isn’t it? Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, just when you finally begin to plan something, get excited about something, and feel like you know what direction you’re heading in, the paths change, the signs change, the wind blows the other way, north is suddenly south, and east is west, and you’re lost. It is so easy to lose your way, to lose direction. And that’s with following all the signposts” This book... gave me so many damn feellllssss... so many fucking emotions... there were times I was cracking up like a freakin' hyena... there were times I was crying like I was the one who was heartbroken... there were times I was swooning over Alex and Rosie.. Oh my goodness! So good. So good. So good. Honestly though, I wouldn't have bothered picking this book up if I didn't see the freakin movie trailer. It was hilarious. It was so cute. Sam Caflin was so hot! Lily Collins looked really good too. So there, that's the story of why I picked this book up. Lookie that movie poster. Pretty good ei?! Sam Caflin. I didn't like him as Finnick. Didn't even recognize him. Haha. Found out when I googled him after I watched the movie trailer. Sam Caflin... I'm in love. He's the perfect Alex. Alright. Enough of that. So here's the gist Rosie and Alex has been best friends ever since they could remember. They've been through a lot. They hade their fair share of happy, sad, and mostly embarassing moments at school, even arguments actually (Rosie got really upset when Alex didn't invite her to his birthday.. That was hilarious). Alex's family had to move to the US being his dad got a good job offer there. So Alex and Rosie got separated, their only form of communications were mails, letters, and IM's. Rosie was heartbroken. She had feelings for Alex for a long time, but was too scared to admit it. She was too scared to lose her best friend. Rosie applied to Boston University and got accepted, while Alex got into Harvard. But life had other plans for them, Rosie got pregnant. She slept with a guy that night Alex didn't arrive to escort her to a gala. She decided not to move to the US and pursue her studies there. Rosie stayed in Dublin. She struggled making ends meet. She struggled raising her daugher while working on jobs that would feed them both. Although she had the support of her parents, it still had been hard for Rosie. Alex, on the other hand, successfully graduated at Harvard. His plans were slowly becoming reality. His career is right on track. He met a woman whom he thought would complete him, then started a family of his own with her. Would there still be a chance for Alex and Rosie when too much stuff have already happened? Let me tell you a bit about the characters. Rosie I see myself in her. I really really do. She's a single mom like myself. She's lucky though that she has a best friend like Alex, who despite being in another country, was still there for her. He got married, he was there for her. She got married, he was still there. Of course, he couldn't be there for her physically, but the moral support that he gave her... just so sweet. From Alex To Rosie Subject Dreams Again, Rosie, you're just not stretching far enough. I'm right here. Always have been, always will be. Anway, back to Rosie. I'm so proud of this girl. You see her change, mature, and make really good decisions for herself. She transformed from a weak, undecided teenager to a blossoming young woman who knew exactly what she wants for herself and for her daughter. “I think I need to face what I could have been in order to understand and accept what I am.” I like Rosie, because I experienced the same stuff she's experiencing... actually until now. I'm not struggling, but I am coping with my being a single mum. I love my daughter just as much as Rosie loved hers. Like I said earlier, only difference was, she had an Alex, I don't. I wish I had Alex or Sam Caflin whichever... I won't be picky. LOL. Rosie's been through a lot. She had been heartbroken a lot of times. When Alex moved. When she got pregnant. When Alex got engaged. When Alex got married. When she had husband issues. Her frustrations with her career. There were a lot of things that put her down, but each time, she stood up stronger than before. So proud of Rosie. One last thing, Rosie was a smart mouth. I absolutely adore her for that. Here's a teaser: “To the most inconsiderate asshole of a friend, I’m writing you this letter because I know that if I say what I have to say to your face I will probably punch you. Alex I loved Alex. He was such a good friend to Rosie. He has always been there for her. But I do have to say he was a coward. He has feelings for her, but didn't want to act up on it. Both of them were cowards actually, but still, he's the guy!!!! What the hell Alex? What the freakin hell? You could have save all Rosie all those tears and pain and rejection. Like Rosie, Alex really did mature as well. But there was one thing that didn't change about the young and the old Alex.. Ahaha. How he spells his "know". Despite his age, he still spells it as "no". He's a sample. "I no what the feeling was at your wedding - it was jealousy." See what I mean with the "know"? Haha. So cute. What else can I say about Alex? Well, he's a good dad, a good uncle, and a good husband. He tried. You'll see it throughout the book. You'll love him more and more as you read through the series of messages. Oh god. I really love Alex. I want a best friend like him. I want to have that person who wouldn't give up on me, someone who would always be there even in my ugliest day. You deserve someone who loves you with every single beat of his heart, someone who thinks about you constantly, someone who spends every minute of every day just wondering what you're doing, where you are, who you're with and if you're OK. You need someone who can help you reach your dreams and who can protect you from your fears. You need someone who will treat you with respect, love every part of you, especially your flaws. You should be with someone who can make you happy, really happy, dancing-on-air happy. Someone who should have taken the chance to be with you years ago instead of becoming scared and being too afraid to try. Are you in love with him yet? FINAL RAMBLINGS Alex and Rosie's story reminds me of the song "Realize" by Colbie Caillat. They were so perfect for each other, but they were too scared that if they jump into something, they will end up losing the friendship, the years of friendship that they've developed. They felt that in a way, staying friends will let them keep each other longer. But it doesn't work that way, in my opinion. As time pass by, they'll have a lot of "what ifs" and "what could have beens". And that's exactly what happened to these funny couple. However, I was happy. Everything about this book made me happy. I was satisfied. It took a long time, but the ending just made me really happy, contented, and just... i dunno how to explain it. It made me believe that if two people are meant to be together, fate will find a way for them to be. The story was told in a very unconventional way. You'll meet and know the characters based on their letters, emails, instant messages, and the sort. The pacing of this book was so fast. You'll breeze through the life of these two and also the people around them. For those of you who wants a sweet love story about two best friends who lost each other but found their way back together again, then I definitely recommend this. It may sound clicheish, but it's not - definitely NOT! I loved it so much. PS. I really can't wait to see the freakin movie. If you haven't watched the trailer, I recommend you do so.... NOW!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sarah

    Update 2/2/16 FILM IS WAY BETTER! DNF @ 55%. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. This book started out really promising. I liked the letters and emails thing, it was something I have never read before. But my God, does Cecelia Ahern know how to drag a story out. And then things kept separating Alex and Rosie and it just got really tedious. I don't care. I don't fricking care anymore!!! They were both unlikeable in my opinion. I didn't ship them together once they got to about 23. The writing was actually ok Update 2/2/16 FILM IS WAY BETTER! DNF @ 55%. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. This book started out really promising. I liked the letters and emails thing, it was something I have never read before. But my God, does Cecelia Ahern know how to drag a story out. And then things kept separating Alex and Rosie and it just got really tedious. I don't care. I don't fricking care anymore!!! They were both unlikeable in my opinion. I didn't ship them together once they got to about 23. The writing was actually okay. It was simple and easy to read but it was too much. I think Cecelia Ahern could have slashed the story in half to be honest. I read a summary of what happens at the end and oh my Jesus, I'm so glad I stopped reading this!!! Cecelia Ahern is now in my bad books. I would not recommend this book to anyone!!!!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Maru

    Volver a releer este libro fue una de las mejores decisiones que tomé últimamente. Amo esta historia y a sus personajes con todo mi corazón. I'm not crying. I am not crying. Not at all. I've never ever been so frustrated in my life. I hated this book so much it has become one of my favourites. You can hear it in the silence, silence You can feel it on the way home, way home You can see it with the lights out, lights out You're in love, true love Pauses, then says, you're my best friend And you knew what Volver a releer este libro fue una de las mejores decisiones que tomé últimamente. Amo esta historia y a sus personajes con todo mi corazón. I'm not crying. I am not crying. Not at all. I've never ever been so frustrated in my life. I hated this book so much it has become one of my favourites. You can hear it in the silence, silence You can feel it on the way home, way home You can see it with the lights out, lights out You're in love, true love Pauses, then says, you're my best friend And you knew what it was, he is in love (Taylor Swift - You are in love) Siempre quise hacerle una reseña apropiada a este libro (o aunque sea un comentario decente). Pero no me sentía capaz de expresar lo que me había causado. Y hoy, justo en este momento cuando debería estar estudiando, de pronto me dan ganas de hacerlo. Siempre tuve cierta debilidad por las historias de amor entre mejores amigos, así que cuando vi este libro, lo agarré y leí la sinopsis, supe que tenía que ser mío. Suelo comprarme libros y hacerlos esperar mucho tiempo en mi biblioteca, pero este no. Repito: mejores amigos, romance y la duda de cómo la vida se inmiscuía tanto entre ellos. Tenía que leerlo lo más pronto posible. Y lo hice. Y me atrapó desde la primera página. Y también dolió. Y me frustraba. Y me hacía reír sin parar. Y quería llorar. Y lloraba. Hace poco me di cuenta (síp, me llevó su tiempo) es que este libro no tiene mucho romance. Este libro es sobre la caótica vida de Rosie Dunne y su mejor amigo Alex; de sus idas y vueltas, sus altibajos. Sobre las cosas que no decimos y que cuando queremos, termina siendo muy tarde para decir. Odié este libro tanto como lo amé. Me ponía nerviosa que ambos buscaran ese momento perfecto para decir lo que sentían y que no, nunca va a llegar ese momento perfecto. Y me frustraba todo el tiempo que transcurría y ellos lo perdían estando separados, en silencio, soportando los infortunios de la vida solos. Bueno, no solos solos, pero no juntos. Me rompía el corazón. Me lo sigue rompiendo, porque este libro no me lo puedo sacar de la cabeza, no me puedo desprender de sus personajes y siempre vuelven a mí. Pero supongo que todo pasó como tenía que pasar, ¿no? Los dos tenían que vivir su vida, soportarla y darse cuenta que lo único que les faltaba era valor para expresar lo que sentían. Sé que el libro tiene otros personajes increíbles, y no me olvido de ellos. Pero hoy es sobre Alex y Rosie, porque otra vez volvieron a mí para romperme el corazón. Y sé que este comentario es totalmente subjetivo y poco coherente. Entiéndanme, estoy cansada, sensible y frustrada porque debería estar estudiando y no me puedo concentrar. Cecelia Ahern creó una historia única para mí, una que no creo olvidar nunca. Y me muero por leer otro de sus libros, que están ahí esperándome, para sufrir.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Aishu Rehman

    I was as frustrated by this book as I was addicted to it. Rosie and Alex were always in love with each other but never at the right place at the right time, both emotionally and physically. And neither would admit their feelings. I tore through the pages muttering under my breath that if the author did not make things right EVENTUALLY, I would lose it. I won't give anything away. I thought it was adorable that Rosie's daughter Katie had a relationship with a boy named Toby that completed mirrored I was as frustrated by this book as I was addicted to it. Rosie and Alex were always in love with each other but never at the right place at the right time, both emotionally and physically. And neither would admit their feelings. I tore through the pages muttering under my breath that if the author did not make things right EVENTUALLY, I would lose it. I won't give anything away. I thought it was adorable that Rosie's daughter Katie had a relationship with a boy named Toby that completed mirrored Rosie and Alex's relationship except that Katie was always able to follow her dreams whereas the world kept slamming the door in Rosie's face over and over AND OVER again. It was sad, really, because Rosie was a great person - full of life, love, and humor. I loved the secondary characters, especially Stephanie (Rosie's sister)and Toby. There were parts of this book that were equally heartbreaking as humorous, but it came together in a way that made my heart swell. I really loved this book and highly recommend it to fans of chick lit and romantic comedy.

  11. 5 out of 5

    April (Aprilius Maximus)

    *AKA LOVE, ROSIE IN THE UNITED STATES* I have REALLY mixed feelings about this one. I loved the writing style and the way it was written (in letters, emails and IM's), but it was so FRUSTRATING and it literally took (view spoiler)[50 YEARS (hide spoiler)] for them to finally USE THEIR BRAINS AND JUST TELL EACH OTHER HOW THEY FEEL! It was SO ANNOYING. And then at the end, (view spoiler)[you didn't even get to see them be together, which is what I was waiting for! I NEEDED SOMETHING, EVEN JUST A K *AKA LOVE, ROSIE IN THE UNITED STATES* I have REALLY mixed feelings about this one. I loved the writing style and the way it was written (in letters, emails and IM's), but it was so FRUSTRATING and it literally took (view spoiler)[50 YEARS (hide spoiler)] for them to finally USE THEIR BRAINS AND JUST TELL EACH OTHER HOW THEY FEEL! It was SO ANNOYING. And then at the end, (view spoiler)[you didn't even get to see them be together, which is what I was waiting for! I NEEDED SOMETHING, EVEN JUST A KISS, BUT NOOOOOOOOO. (hide spoiler)] I don't know. I enjoyed it, but I didn't????

  12. 4 out of 5

    Angela

    "Because sometimes the best things in life were right in front of you the whole time. So If you're waiting for the right time you might be waiting forever. " http://southernbredsouthernread.blogs...

  13. 5 out of 5

    alexandra ling

    3.5/5 LOVE, ROSIE made me feel nostalgic about the future. i generally don't read books that follow the characters into their adult life, but this novel really changed my perspective on that. for the majority of the book, rosie is in her twenties and thirties and raising a child. because the pacing is fast, it made me realize how time moves so quickly. before you know it, years have gone by and everything has changed, but at the same time, nothing's changed. i dunno, it made me feel thoughtful abo 3.5/5 LOVE, ROSIE made me feel nostalgic about the future. i generally don't read books that follow the characters into their adult life, but this novel really changed my perspective on that. for the majority of the book, rosie is in her twenties and thirties and raising a child. because the pacing is fast, it made me realize how time moves so quickly. before you know it, years have gone by and everything has changed, but at the same time, nothing's changed. i dunno, it made me feel thoughtful about life. it also made me realize how important it is to keep your relationships in life, even though the small things like writing a postcard or sending a small gift. life is short and people grow apart very easily. even though the entire book is told solely through IMs, emails, and letters, i could truly see rosie grow and change as a character. i know a lot of people found her annoying, but i think she's a very human character, which is to say there's nothing particularly extraordinary about her and that simple fact made me like her even more. everything about this novel is very mundane and regular, but i was still invested in all the relationships and characters. towards the end, i wasn't even all the invested into the relationship of the novel, but more on rosie's character and life. as i mentioned before, the entire book is told through letters. it's interesting and different, and in some ways made me like the book more, but in others, it made me feel like it was holding back. i cared for the characters but didn't FEEEEEEL them; i was frustrated at the situation, but it wasn't as ALL CAPS UGH UGH UGH as i'd thought it would be. also because it's written in this way, there were some parts that felt a bit unnecessary and dragged (just a little bit). aaaaaand the pacing was a bit strange, albeit reasonable. we'd jump from two years of radio silence to fifty pages of non-stop IMs and letters for a year. it was realistic in that sense, but also unnerving. (side note: it also made me want to start writing letters.) overall, i truly enjoyed this novel! i'm surprised at how invested i was into the story – finishing it in three days even though i was quite busy in my ~real~ life. i do think it could've been a bit MORE at some parts, but i still find it enjoyable and nice. i'm glad it put my mind into perspective of things, and now i'm off to watch the movie and perhaps write some letters. love, xan

  14. 5 out of 5

    Samantha Umbdenstock

    A book that you start with a smile and end with a smile. You hang upon every word and wait with impatience for the end. Until its the end and you wish it'll continue because you don't want to let go of the characters you've come to know and understand, most of all to love. Rosie Dunne is a wonderful woman, she has dreams even though she keeps facing the treacherous twists and turns of life. And Alex Stewart who succeeds to follow his dreams but keeps making the stupidest mistakes when it comes t A book that you start with a smile and end with a smile. You hang upon every word and wait with impatience for the end. Until its the end and you wish it'll continue because you don't want to let go of the characters you've come to know and understand, most of all to love. Rosie Dunne is a wonderful woman, she has dreams even though she keeps facing the treacherous twists and turns of life. And Alex Stewart who succeeds to follow his dreams but keeps making the stupidest mistakes when it comes to love. Two soul-mates who through there life never get a chance to meet the way they should. Best friends since childhood we see them grow up and face life in their own way while preserving there friendship. Cecelia Ahern keeps you hanging wondering and even cursing these two for making the wrong decisions time and time again. It is a must read! You get the whole idea of how life works, how for the youngster it doesn't stop at school but it continues way after, how you can survive any ups and downs, how if you finally speak up and say how you feel you'll get to be with the person you love and cherish! I simply loved it, and I can't wait for the moment when I take this particular book of the shelf and remember bits and pieces to reread it again. That I can tell you!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Colleen

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I am highly torn over whethether to give this three or four. If I had the choice, it'd be 3.5, so 4 would be over rating it. 3, on the other hand, is under rating it. I've gone with three because I prefer to under rate than over rate. So yeah... on to the review... This book started off FANTASTIC. I loved every page. I was totally engrossed in it. Couldn't put it down. I loved how it was written with notes and emails and messanger conversations. It was different and gave a different kind of depth I am highly torn over whethether to give this three or four. If I had the choice, it'd be 3.5, so 4 would be over rating it. 3, on the other hand, is under rating it. I've gone with three because I prefer to under rate than over rate. So yeah... on to the review... This book started off FANTASTIC. I loved every page. I was totally engrossed in it. Couldn't put it down. I loved how it was written with notes and emails and messanger conversations. It was different and gave a different kind of depth to the characters. We weren't getting to know them through how they spoke, what they looked like, what their habbits were. That was all down to our imaginations. We were getting to know solely WHO THEY WERE. That was a nice change in my opinion. There was no emotional baggage to get caught up on. The characters just... were. I was gearing up for a five star rating and a fabulous review stating how inspiring it was. Then Cecelia Ahern ruined it a bit. It felt like, at around half way through, she began repeating the same old story over again. I could barely bring myself to finish it. It was as though I had finished the book and began reading it again. I found that a huge disappointment. It was torture getting to the final chapter where everything worked out how I wanted it to but I was left feeling unfilfilled. The characters were fifty odd by the time they finally got together. They could have gotten together twenty years or so before then had she not have repeated the whole knocking-up-and-marrying-the-wrong-one plot. It left me feeling frustrated. Half of the book was completely unnecessary. That's all I have to say. I kept hoping something interesting would happen while reading the second half but when I finished it, I realised I'd wasted my time and could have simply skipped to the last few chapters for a more gratifying tale. Maybe that's just me though. Or maybe not.

  16. 5 out of 5

    *MystGrrl Reviews*

    I loved PS I Love You, so I thought I'd give another Ahern book a go. I wasn't to fazed by the fact the story of Where Rainbows End is completely written as a correspondence, mostly between the two main characters, family and friends. I had read The Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot which was written in a similar style and stilled loved the story. The gist of Where Rainbows End is have you ever had someone, a boy or girl, who you had been friends with for long period of time and even though it seemed th I loved PS I Love You, so I thought I'd give another Ahern book a go. I wasn't to fazed by the fact the story of Where Rainbows End is completely written as a correspondence, mostly between the two main characters, family and friends. I had read The Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot which was written in a similar style and stilled loved the story. The gist of Where Rainbows End is have you ever had someone, a boy or girl, who you had been friends with for long period of time and even though it seemed that you both liked each more than just friends, the circumstances where never quite right? You'd be single but he'd be dating someone else or vice versa? This story is what happens when two best friends Rosie and Alex are separated and the wrong set of circumstances keep tearing them apart though fate kept bringing them back together. This book kept making me want to bash my head against a brick wall. Though I'm familiar with the situation, the fact that the story of this book takes place over a few DECADES with the same vicious cycle repeating itself over and over and over and over (x10) again, was really quite painful to read. By the end of the book I really pitied both Alex and Rosie for all the time lost and wasted. Though you might enjoy the development and drama of the main characters, their friends and family, it might take you a while you get through this book as there is only so much repetitive/depressing events you can take in a space of time. I found myself repeatedly putting the book down and doing something else just to take a break from the same cycle of events. The story wasn't bad but it wasn't great either and though the ending finally gave me a sigh of relief, I don't think it will be enough for me to pick up this book again.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Fenia

    Oh my. I'm crying rivers!! This was such an heartbreaking book!! I love love love it!! The relationship between Rosie and Alex was so beautiful and it just wrecked me!! I love the fact that this book was really letters and cards,post-cards,emails,invitations. It was so interesting reading it!! And omg dont even get me started on the 'silence'!!! I can't imagine a better description for love. the silence..when you don't have to say anything.you only have to feel!! I really like all the other char Oh my. I'm crying rivers!! This was such an heartbreaking book!! I love love love it!! The relationship between Rosie and Alex was so beautiful and it just wrecked me!! I love the fact that this book was really letters and cards,post-cards,emails,invitations. It was so interesting reading it!! And omg dont even get me started on the 'silence'!!! I can't imagine a better description for love. the silence..when you don't have to say anything.you only have to feel!! I really like all the other characters and especially Katie,because the whole mother-daughter relationship reminded me of Gilmore Girls and it just was so heart-warming. I've never read a 'cecelia ahern' book before,but i've seen p.s: i love you, the movie, and i knew i was going to love this book,so reading 'love,rosie' just motivated me to read ,not just 'ps: i love you',but ALL of her books!! She's just a great story teller!! This book is hands down the most perfect romance-fiction i've ever read!! Its a book that i wouldn't mind reading every year till i'm old and grey and my eye-sight is so poor that i can't read!! PERFECT.PERFECT BOOK!!! ♥

  18. 4 out of 5

    Eda** # Dax Lahn's Golden Tigress #

    ** 3,5-4 "honestly, truly, completely" STARS ** That was so cute! Just what I'd needed! I guess sometimes you need to squeeze in a light read inbetween all the dark and tense ones! ;) ** ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review **

  19. 4 out of 5

    Mel

    I've been thinking about this book ever since I read Me Before You (I blame Sam Claflin) and I think I've finally settled on 4 stars. Get yourself a copy of the book here! http://www.bookdepository.com/search?... I have decided that I am actually going to leave this unrated. I feel like a 3 star rating does not do it justice, my reasons for disliking the book do not permit me to give it a 4/5 star and I didn't hate it enough for a 1/2 star. I adored this book. Truly. From the first page I knew that I've been thinking about this book ever since I read Me Before You (I blame Sam Claflin) and I think I've finally settled on 4 stars. Get yourself a copy of the book here! http://www.bookdepository.com/search?... I have decided that I am actually going to leave this unrated. I feel like a 3 star rating does not do it justice, my reasons for disliking the book do not permit me to give it a 4/5 star and I didn't hate it enough for a 1/2 star. I adored this book. Truly. From the first page I knew that I would love this story. I will admit, the letter format took me some time to get used to, but only about 30 pages and I was used to it and hooked. Rosie and Alex are the most complex and irritatingly loveable characters I've ever read. Alex and his constant inability to tell anyone how he feels and to play everything off, as well as being unreliable. Rosie and her inability to listen to everyone's advice, to be a negative whiny person and to never do anything for herself. I admit, I never have wanted kids, infact I am violently against having children and this book just further reminded me why I don't want kids. Rosie is a great mother in that she sacrifices LITERALLY her entire life for her daughter, but I don't have it in me for that. The side characters were so cute and I loved them all. I loved Ruby and her siblings and his siblings and Katie and Josh as well. The length of the book though had me skipping a lot of the side stuff near the end. I lost interest in the brothers and sisters and even the children because I was so anxious to finish this 550 page book. It was so good but it really didn't need to be that long. The length was also a little weird in terms of timing. The book spans 45 years of their lives. You have entire decades that pass in the span of 3 pages, and then you stay on one year of their life for 100 pages. It was a little hard to follow the time at points but it didn't seem to take away from the story. Where I have a hard time rating the book is the love story. I didn't actually like it in the end. I loved them, I truly wanted them together. Until they were about 35. Then I stopped. I really DID want them to be together at first. They loved each other, that much was clear, but they just got sidetracked, babies happened, wives and husbands and then they couldn't be together. But then Sally and Alex got divorced and Alex was ready. Then Rosie and Greg got divorced and they were ready. I was extremely happy with that and I wanted it to stay like that. But then there was a new complication that prevented them from being together, once again, and that's where I lost interest. It went from being a really believable heartbreaking story of people who couldn't be together, to a story where a lot of stuff happened just to add drama. I think that 10 or so years of waiting was enough. I don't really think that the author needed to start adding more complications. I lost interest almost in the book entirely by that point. Not to mention that it's kind of bittersweet that they finally end up together on the last page, where we can't read any of it, and when they are 50. They have lived almost their entire lives by then. It's not a romantic storyline anymore, it's just sad. So the reason I am refraining from rating the book is NOT because I didn't like it, it's because I don't think it's fair to rate a book 1 star because of a romance plot (even though that's the whole book), but I'm not rating the book 5 stars when I didn't like the main storyline. So if you're looking for a decision whether to read this or not, I leave you with all of that information and you can decide what to do with it. Book Challenge book #1: A Book With More Than 500 Pages

  20. 5 out of 5

    •Anna•

    [I HAVE TO write this book review but it's gonna be so hard! I have billions of notes on my e-reader I think I'll end up not writing it at all. OH MY GOD, THIS IS MUCH MORE FRUSTRATING THAN THE WHOLE BOOK WAS.] _____________ -- SPOILERS -- E-book copy kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. "Mistake are the portals of discovery." James Joyce I love that quote - I really do. But seriously, how many years of mistakes did it take them to even realize they were perfect together?? [I HAVE TO write this book review but it's gonna be so hard! I have billions of notes on my e-reader I think I'll end up not writing it at all. OH MY GOD, THIS IS MUCH MORE FRUSTRATING THAN THE WHOLE BOOK WAS.] _____________ -- SPOILERS -- E-book copy kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. "Mistake are the portals of discovery." James Joyce I love that quote - I really do. But seriously, how many years of mistakes did it take them to even realize they were perfect together??? F I F T Y . THAT'S HOW MANY! But I guess I can go by that since I unexpectedly enjoyed the exchange letters! It was really fun, actually, even though I may have cried a little at the beginning (I know, SO NOT ME). I was just sad when Alex had to move to Boston missing the debs and the chance of rescuing his best friend from the "worst" night of her life (in hindsight it wasn't that bad). What I really loved about this book was the kids. Katie, Toby and Josh. Their letters/postcards/whatever were so funny and sweet, all their grammatical errors made me laugh my lungs out! Katie and Toby were the spitting images of Rosie and Alex... their unconditional love knew no bounds and nothing would tore them apart. Luckily, Katie and Toby didn't spend ALL THEIR LIFE making mistakes in choosing their partners but found their silence, their perfect moment of quietness, in each other. On the other hand Rosie and Alex DROVE ME CRAZY. I mean, seriously? ALL THOSE F****** YEARS? It's better late than never, I suppose. P.S. Thinking about Sam Claflin helped a lot. He looks so damn perfect for Alex's role I can't wait to watch the movie *SWOOOOOON* P.P.S. I forgot to mention the setting. GOD I LOVE IRELAND! I've been to Dublin, Galway and Kilkenny and every time someone named those beautiful cities my heart just filled with pleasure! *-*

  21. 4 out of 5

    Aj the Ravenous Reader

    Proper review may or may not come. ^^ This is one of those romantic novels that is not at all cheesy and this is why I liked this book. It teaches you so many things about love such as it should not be rushed and that two people can stay in love with each other despite distance and living different lives.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Coreen (AsThePlotThickens)

    "I've learned that home isn't a place, it's a feeling." This is one of those rare instances where the movie is better than the book. I don’t mean to be rude, but this is just a bunch of clusterfucked notes and emails from two people who are too scared to tell what they feel for each other, so they ended up losing decades of their lives. Ready Player One movie adaptation is a shitfest. The Lightning Thief movie adaptation was butchered. Love, Rosie movie adaptation turned out to be a lot better "I've learned that home isn't a place, it's a feeling." This is one of those rare instances where the movie is better than the book. I don’t mean to be rude, but this is just a bunch of clusterfucked notes and emails from two people who are too scared to tell what they feel for each other, so they ended up losing decades of their lives. Ready Player One movie adaptation is a shitfest. The Lightning Thief movie adaptation was butchered. Love, Rosie movie adaptation turned out to be a lot better than the book! I think seeing the movie before reading the book is one the main reasons as to why I am vastly disappointed when I finally decided to read the novel. Maybe it’s just the format or the writing style but I absolutely abhor Love, Rosie. The characters are flat! It’s like floating in a sea full of paper dolls. They are too fucking lifeless and I actually found myself rolling my eyes so hard I almost went blind to the amount of bullshit and beating around the bush written on this book. Reading the physical copy of this story turned out to be a lot of work for me because I get extremely bored most the time and I am not someone who do not finish things that I started, so I switched to the audiobook and thank goodness because the narrator/s are good. Suffice it to say that I did not like the novel, but I liked the audiobook and I freaking adored the movie so much that I watched it 11 times now! This is one of those rare instances where the movie is better than the book. I don’t mean to be rude, but this is just a bunch of clusterfucked notes and emails from two people who are too scared to tell what they feel for each other, so they ended up losing decades of their lives. Ready Player One movie adaptation is a shitfest. The Lightning Thief movie adaptation was butchered. Love, Rosie movie adaptation turned out to be a lot better than the book! I think seeing the movie before reading the book is one the main reasons as to why I am vastly disappointed when I finally decided to read the novel. Maybe it’s just the format or the writing style but I absolutely abhor Love, Rosie. The characters are flat! It’s like floating in a sea full of paper dolls. They are too fucking lifeless and I actually found myself rolling my eyes so hard I almost went blind to the amount of bullshit and beating around the bush written on this book. Reading the physical copy of this story turned out to be a lot of work for me because I get extremely bored most the time and I am not someone who do not finish things that I started, so I switched to the audiobook and thank goodness because the narrator/s are good. Suffice it to say that I did not like the novel, but I liked the audiobook and I freaking adored the movie so much that I watched it 11 times now!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Love, Rosie is a standalone, chick-lit/women’s fiction novel written by author Cecelia Ahern. I LOVED this book! The writing style is delightful as every character and event in this story is brought to the reader through a chronological compilation of text messages, message board posts, emails, letters, instant messaging, etc. An entire book told through correspondence??? I questioned it too, but believe me, it works!!! I fell in love with Love, Rosie pretty much immediately and devoured every a Love, Rosie is a standalone, chick-lit/women’s fiction novel written by author Cecelia Ahern. I LOVED this book! The writing style is delightful as every character and event in this story is brought to the reader through a chronological compilation of text messages, message board posts, emails, letters, instant messaging, etc. An entire book told through correspondence??? I questioned it too, but believe me, it works!!! I fell in love with Love, Rosie pretty much immediately and devoured every adorable page. Now, I’m not saying it’s all drama-free bliss. It’s not...and I felt it. The moral of this story is (view spoiler)[LIFE IS SHORT! If you want someone in your life, you have to have the courage to communicate it! If you have a dream to fulfill, don't wait! Be brave- you never know where life will take you (or where it will keep you)! (hide spoiler)] I grew increasingly frustrated with the two main characters: Rosie and Alex and their choices in this matter, but this just attests to how this story was able to keep me invested and engaged, which again is quite an accomplishment given the correspondence theme. If you need some stress relief and think you can enjoy a romantic comedy that is bound to be a classic, then try out Love, Rosie! My favorite quote: “Our life is made up of time; our days are measured in hours, our pay measured by those hours, our knowledge is measured by years. We grab a few quick minutes in our busy day to have a coffee break. We rush back to our desks, we watch the clock, we live by appointments. And yet your time eventually runs out and you wonder in your heart of hearts if those seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years and decades were being spent the best way they possibly could. In other words, if you could change anything, would you?” Tidbits: This book has been published under several different titles, but to my knowledge, they are all the same story: Love, Rosie Where Rainbows End Rosie Dunne Soulmates Guess what?? Love, Rosie has been adapted to film! I think release dates may vary per country, but if you're interested, check out the movie trailer HERE! Note: I listened to the audiobook version, and not long after starting, I had planned to switch from audio to the page when I realized how this story was set up. But since I already had access to the audio and I would have to wait a while for a copy of the paper book, I decided to give the audio a try anyways. In the audio, each character is presented in a different voice and it became easy to keep track of all the characters while filtering through the letters, messages, etc. Also, each message has its own introduction to avoid confusion with timeframes, characters, etc. I actually found the audio to be a great experience, although I can’t actually compare the two.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    OK, this book was such a quick read, and funny, funny, FUNNY! It’s not your typical book…it is like a large scrap book of letters, emails and instant messages… between two best friends (boy and girl). The whole book you are laughing and crying and angry because they are silly, and just destined to be together… and they have a hard time realizing that... and well, it’s just great. The only reason It’s not a 5 star… is because of some language choices the author made… not cool.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Lia °booksnpenguins°

    Home isn't a place, its a feeling. This is one of those books that, ever since it first came out, no matter if I already know how it ends or if it's not my favorite book on the list, I always come back and reread from time to time. It's one of those books I like to call mood reads because you don't read it because you want to, you read it because you feel it's the right thing to do in that moment. Where Rainbows End, or Love, Rosie as you want to call it, is a bittersweet and funny journey throu Home isn't a place, its a feeling. This is one of those books that, ever since it first came out, no matter if I already know how it ends or if it's not my favorite book on the list, I always come back and reread from time to time. It's one of those books I like to call mood reads because you don't read it because you want to, you read it because you feel it's the right thing to do in that moment. Where Rainbows End, or Love, Rosie as you want to call it, is a bittersweet and funny journey through Alex and Rosie's lives, a book-long letter to a distant relative and a fantastic hymn to friendship in all its shapes. I absolutely adore the format (I've yet to find another book that has this kind of epistolary route so if you have any recs please feel free to hit me up!), and the way every detail is revealed is just genius. I love Rosie's friendship with Ruby and her relationship with her daughter. I haven't thought about it till now, but she's the kind of mother I aspire to be. And Alex is just great. I wish I had his dedication. He and Rosie are just...ahdhsbsubejebeh. Let's just say I still obsess over their silence till this day. Thia book makes me all nostalgic and brings me back happy memories, even if I'm not someone who likes to brag or cry about the past. If I think about its ending, I get all squishy and warm, too. Acrually... You know what? I think it's time for a reread! {In case anyone is asking, and even if you're not let me tell you anyway, I've seen the movie and I liked it even if it was a bit different. And I absolutely loved Lily and Sam as Rosie and Alex.}

  26. 5 out of 5

    Noor ♾

    This book is a cupcake that showers you with rainbows and glitter from the very first bite/chapter. ❤

  27. 4 out of 5

    Faith

    [Why is the American title Love Rosie, when the original more poetic one is Where Rainbows End?:] Rosie and Alex have been best friends ever since they were 5 years old. It takes them a million years to admit that they love each other. This is "My Best Friend's Wedding" dragged out on 450 pages. Very much a romantic comedy. A bad and boring romantic comedy. Does Cecilia Ahern not understand that everything does not have to happen in one book? After 50 pages I was already bored and started feeling [Why is the American title Love Rosie, when the original more poetic one is Where Rainbows End?:] Rosie and Alex have been best friends ever since they were 5 years old. It takes them a million years to admit that they love each other. This is "My Best Friend's Wedding" dragged out on 450 pages. Very much a romantic comedy. A bad and boring romantic comedy. Does Cecilia Ahern not understand that everything does not have to happen in one book? After 50 pages I was already bored and started feeling like the book was ready to end. But no. About a million more things happened to keep Rosie and Alex from admitting they love each other. I could easily have stopped reading, but I didn't, cos I wanted the right to say this book is crap... But I did skip a page or two here and there... And other thing that makes this book not work is the way the story is told. The book consists of notes, letters, emails and IM conversations. Usually I like this kind of change of the perspective, or rather, letters etc make me feel closer to the characters. But that is when there is a few passages like that in the book. 450 pages of them is too much. The way of telling the story leaves me cold. Since I only get the letters, the characters feel distant. Sorry, I'm never gonna read anything by Cecilia Ahern again. Being the daughter of the Irish prime minister and the sister of the wife somebody in Westlife doesn't make anybody a good writer. (I know that's a rude comment.) In short: more is not more, more is less.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Saania Zee Jamal ϟ

    Absolutely adored the heck out of the movie– enough to break my rule of not reading books I've already watched film adaptations of; my favorite love trope calls to me!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kimberley doruyter

    so she marries an ass and he marries bitches and they both have random kids does enyone else see a problem? i did like the writing itself, it made me giggle.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jasmin

    I'm soo glad i decided to read this book! I'm so in love with Love,Rosie that I could watch the movie and read this book so many times and I wont get the slightest feeling of boredom! Although, I must say that the movie was far far better than the book. I dont know what it is with childhood friends becoming lovers that i quite enjoy. It is just soooo freakin adorable. And whats better than falling in love with your best friend who knows everything about you and does not judge you, who was there A I'm soo glad i decided to read this book! I'm so in love with Love,Rosie that I could watch the movie and read this book so many times and I wont get the slightest feeling of boredom! Although, I must say that the movie was far far better than the book. I dont know what it is with childhood friends becoming lovers that i quite enjoy. It is just soooo freakin adorable. And whats better than falling in love with your best friend who knows everything about you and does not judge you, who was there ALWAYS for you even if it was the hardest thing they experience, who defends you in front of others even when they know you're wrong and who talk shit to you and always forces you to aim high because they know you can do it. You keep me strong when I dont feel like it I really love this book, even if it has its flaws ( little ones which I won't mention obviously because when you love something so much its flaws are not a problem ;) ) I highly recommend everyone read this lovely, wonderful, amazing, outstanding novel because it sure teaches you alot more than a thing or two about life, love, and most of all the true meaning of friendship. As you all probably 'no' (yea I know it KNOW), its hard to find truthful, faithful friends these days, but when you do find them you MUST grab on to them so tightly that it leaves a mark.... an imprint that resembles that "it was not easy finding each other but we did and we stuck through everything together, so WORLD F OFF!" I'm delighted that "Alex was played by Sam Claflin " & "Rosie was payed by Lily Collins " they are both amazing actors and have played their role perfectly! The way they look at each other is enough to understand and truly believe that true love exists and you surely will get "YOUR HAPPILY EVER AFTER" it just might take time like lets say 50 years or so lol And please, when you feeeeel that silence you no the silence that happened between Rosie and Alex, promise me you'll talk about it...... PROMISE!!! It's the silence that talk the loudest among our souls, its worth fighting more, its worth waiting a lifetime for! "Oh you know.... you wait and wait for years for him until you finally give up and move on with your life. You eventually decide to marry Greg and weeks later, Alex splits up with Sally. You know, you two have the worst timing ever.... When will you ever learn to catch up with each other?" BAD TIMING SUCKS.... It was really painful for me to read them falling in love with each other secretly with out the other knowing and than sh*t happens and life forces other people to come into their lives making the CHOICE for them! This is what really sums up the entire story "BAD TIMING" I dont want to neglect the role of Ruby, she was a wonderful friend for Rosie when Alex couldnt be at times... like when she had feelings for him but didnt have the balls to tell him! And I MUST say that her supportive family had a great deal in her success FINALLY, yes she might of had a shitty life at first, but if it wasnt for them she would of had a shittier life (if thats even a word). My dear Rosie, Today I love you more than ever, tomorrow I will love you even more. I need you more than ever; I want you more than ever. I'm a man of fifty years of age coming to you, feeling like a teenager in love, asking you to give me a chance and love me back. Rosie Dunne I love you with all my heart, I have always loved you even when I was seven years old.... " It was him. Finally it was him. The man that had written the final letter she had read that morning, begging her for an answer." Things I've learned from this wonderful Novel: 1-NEVER wait to say what in your heart 2- Try to build a healthy loving friendship like Alex and Rosie you wont always find that but when you do cherish it 3- Dont be ashamed of what life has handed you, always walk up with your head held high because you've been through some sort of battle and you've survived 4- It's okay to feel devastated and sad sometimes because that means that you're actually trying... life doesnt come with an instruction manual! 5- Sometimes second chances is like handing a bullet to the person holding a gun... watch who you give your second chances to, they shouldnt be many 6- no matter how far apart you and your loved ones are (friend or lover or family...) true love will always be the thing that will keep you close, hold on to it tight I can go on for ever, but lets leave the rest for you all to figure out! After all, soulmates always end up together

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