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If You Could See Me Now

by Cecelia Ahern

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There are some books which makes you happy just like that without any genuine reason behind it, this was one of those for me. I really like this imaginary world of happiness which Cecelia Ahern created and yes it was indeed a modern fairy tale with a practical ending which was actually the best part. Whenever I used to open this book it only took me to another world, a world which I was glad to be a part of. ( )
  Versha.Bharat | May 30, 2014 |
It's Magically Delicious!: Elizabeth Egan never got the chance to be a child. Abandoned by her gypsy alcoholic mother as a young girl, she was forced to raise her younger sister and cater to her bitter, resentful father. At the age of 35, not much has changed, except that now she has adopted her sister's son, Luke, and she is all business as an interior decorator. She has no time to laugh or take the lesser problems of life with a grain of salt. That is, she doesn't until Ivan comes into her life.

Ivan is a "best friend" who usually helps young children in trouble and, at first, only Luke can see him. Then it's Elizabeth who sees him. That's when things get complicated, because, amid all the life-changing fun of discovering the childhood she didn't get to have with Ivan and Luke, Elizabeth and Ivan begin to fall in love. There are just a few problems, though: Nobody else can see Ivan, although he is truly there, and he can never grow old like a mortal being.

So what is to become of them? Well, get If You Could See Me Now and find out for yourself. I laughed a lot, cried a few times, and was totally enchanted by the childlike magic aimed at all ages in Ahern's sweet story. Here is a charming book that deserves to be made into a blockbuster family movie. It might even make you believe there's something more than air to your childrens' imaginary playmates.
  lonepalm | Feb 5, 2014 |
Light and rather fey story of a dysfunctional Irish family narrated by the imaginary friend. Ivan, the imaginary friend, first appears to help six-year-old Luke but is soon drawn to his aunt and guardian Elizabeth Egan. The story has a childlike, unformed and fairy tale feeling, and resolutions are much to easy. But entertaining. ( )
  pennykaplan | Dec 20, 2013 |
This is not my usual genre of preferred book type, but I really enjoyed this book. I listened to it, so I think it was the interplay of the two readers that made it so interesting. Recommend it for an easy, fun read. ( )
  csobolak | May 30, 2013 |
Light novel about imaginary friends, which was just the ticket for listening to while cleaning out the attic. It made a nasty job more tolerable. ( )
  bookczuk | May 22, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 140130866X, Paperback)

Now in paperback: In this charming novel, internationally bestselling author Cecelia Ahern shows that sometimes not seeing is believing!

Readers and critics alike adore Cecelia Ahern for her lighthearted yet insightful stories about modern women and their often unusual situations. In If You Could See Me Now, she takes that theme a step further, offering us a heroine who is entirely believable, and the new man in her life who is, well, slightly less so.

Elizabeth Egan's life runs on order: Both her home and her emotions are arranged just so, with little room for spontaneity. It's how she counteracts the chaos of her family -- an alcoholic mother who left when she was young, an emotionally distant father, and a free-spirited sister, who seems to be following in their mother's footsteps, leaving her own six-yearold son, Luke, in Elizabeth's care. When Ivan, Luke's mysterious new grown-up friend, enters the picture, Elizabeth doesnt know quite what to make of him. With his penchant for adventure and colorful take on things large and small, Ivan opens Elizabeth's eyes to a whole new way of living. But is it for real? Is Ivan for real?

If You Could See Me Now is a love story with heart -- and just a touch of magic.

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Everything in Elizabeth Egan's life has its place. Her constant attention to detail offers Elizabeth a welcome distraction from past hurts. Being a reluctant mother to her six-year-old nephew while trying to keep her business on track is a full-time job, and one that leaves little room for error--or fun. Until the day Ivan comes into their lives.… (more)

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