Recently Read #6: Love, Rosie

Love, Rosie

Love, Rosie, Cecelia Ahern [x]

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.

Ha, first book of 2015 is a winner! And I hope there will be lots of amazing books to follow.

First off, I wanted to say that although I wanted these posts to be a monthly feature, I’m sure there will be book reviews more often now as I set up my Goodreads challenge to 20 books this year! Ok, I now that’s a ridiculous number for those who read at the speed of light, but it will be great for me if I manage to read that much (that’s the number of books I read last year except that my challenge was to read a book a month)!

Let’s go back to the star of this post, shall we? Now this is the third Cecelia Ahern book I read after PS, I Love You and The Book of Tomorrow. I absolutely loved the latter and this one even more. There’s something so captivating I can’t believe how immersed I was every time I was reading it. There’s also something SO frustrating about this book that sometimes made me want to smash my kindle against the wall, but that’s how genius it was. I’m so sad to let Rosie go and I will dearly miss her funny and moving chatter… Until the movie’s released!

And you, what’s the latest book you read?