Book Review: Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern


Title: Love, Rosie

Author: Cecelia Ahern

Format: Mass Market Paperback

Publication Date: December 1, 2006

Number of Pages: 512

Publisher: Hachette Books

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit


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.

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.

Personal Thoughts:

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Review written on April 28, 2015

This book has been on my to-be-read list for a very, very long time. I didn’t have a book of it, however, I always see it whenever I drop by a bookstore (especially recently since the movie just came out), but for some unknown reason, I never really bought a copy of my own until a new-found friend of mine recommended it to me and lent me her copy. I was only just a few chapters since I started reading it, but I was hooked. I’ve read for quite a long time, though, because you know how life is. Nevertheless, I’ve really fallen in love with this book. I have tried reading another book of Cecelia, but it never really worked out and so I gave this book a chance, and thank goodness, it was love at first sentence!

Rosie and Alex has been best friends for a very long time and really, from the start of the book, even as they were still kids, they really had this “spark” between them that makes everyone around them just know that they are meant for each other, even the readers. One thing I noticed about this book is that no matter how thick and long the story turned out to be, it never really had a dull chapter. I cannot say that it is a fast paced book because I really don’t see it as that, but I don’t find it dragging too. It’s just the type of book that will keep you reading and reading and reading until midnight. Even when you know that you still have to wake up at 5 in the morning the next day to prep and go to work. That’s how addicting this book was for me.

This book made me cry buckets but still ended up at my favorites shelf in Goodreads. There were times when I just put the book near my chest and whisper to myself, “What?” or, “No!” or, “OMG.” It just gave me so much feels that I was even afraid of reviewing it for I might not give it the justice it deserves.

Also, I’ve watched the movie right the night I finished the book and I was plain disappointed. Seriously. The only feel that was actually retained from the book was my eternal hatred for Slutty Bethany. Well, not that this applies for everyone, I’m sure some of you liked it.


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