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Love, Rosie (edition 2006)

by Cecelia Ahern

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Member:LauraBrook
Title:Love, Rosie
Authors:Cecelia Ahern
Info:Hyperion (2006), Mass Market Paperback, 512 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:***1/2
Tags:epistolary, friendship, love, UK, Ireland

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Rosie and Alex are best friends from childhood, and grow up together. Alex and his family then move to the USA... Rosie hopes to follow after being accepted for a college course... then circumstances change, and her life is never the same again.

It's a light-hearted book, written in an unusual style comprising notes, emails, letters and instant chat messages. There's no narrative at all, other than a brief conclusion. Yet the story is told well, in a reasonably fast-paced way that spans several decades.

The ending was somewhat inevitable after much heartbreak and many misunderstandings, but overall I thought it an enjoyable read, if not as good as some of the author's other books. Three and a half stars, really. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
For chick lit, I thought this was quite good. Parts of it were laugh-out-loud funny. The letter/e-mail/instant message style did get tiresome, occasionally, but the well-drawn characters and snappy dialogue made up for it. ( )
  Gingermama | Jan 24, 2016 |
I watched this movie today and thought I know this story! I'd read it years ago.

Before the dawn of Librarything-ing, at the start of melting into my contemporary fiction, Sappy Nicholas Sparks Phase, I read this sweet book called Where Rainbows End, loaned the book, and forgot the title. Now I recall I picked it up after reading PS I Love You by the same author. I grabbed up Ms Ahern's books and ate them like candy.

Today, I connected; this is the same story! But now I see actors faces where my imagination made characters. Not a bad thing, just made me reread the book in a different light. Like candy, I did.

I admit, I still like the book better, by any name. Its the timeless story of best friends falling in love with all that life throws at them. Will they? Wont they? Will he/she be the one that got away? Go read and find out for yourself. ( )
  fueledbycoffee | Dec 26, 2015 |
Written solely in the form of correspondences (letters, emails, online chats) Love, Rosie tells the story of Rosie and Alex over the span of 45 years. At first, I was unsure if I'd like this format, but I ended up thinking it worked really well. It allows you to get a glimpse of not only Rosie's and Alex's life/thoughts, but also those of their family and friends.

Alex and Rosie meet as young children and quickly become best friends. Their feelings for each other grow over the years, yet they never seem to leave the platonic stage of their relationship. At times I found this frustrating and wanted to yell at the characters "Just tell each other how you feel already!" So much heartache and insecurities could have been avoided if they had. The struggles they endured, the loss and the happy times, all felt very real and made the characters feel real too.

Perhaps the only complaint I have is that I felt the story dragged on. There were some conversations I found pointless or long winded. The journey could have been just as authentic and more impactful with less. ( )
  Kristymk18 | Nov 12, 2015 |
This is an okay book. I must admit it is one of the few books where the movie is actually better than the book it was based on. The book just seemed to drag on after a while. ( )
  yukon92 | Oct 31, 2015 |
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To Alex: You are invited to my 7th birthday party on Tuesday the 8th of April in my house.
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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 quick few 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 time eventually runs out and you wonder in your heart of hearts if those seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, years and decades were spent the best way they possibly could.
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British Title, Where Rainbows End. American titles, Love, Rosie & Rosie Dunne
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The new novel from the number 1 bestselling author of PS, I Love You is a bittersweet tale of childhood friends Rosie and Alex whose relationship must survive many trials and tribulations, not least the discovery of their true feelings for one another. From naughty children to rebellious teenagers, Rosie and Alex have stuck by each other through thick and thin. But just as they're discovering the joys of teenage nights on the town and dating disasters, they're separated. Alex's family moves from Dublin to America -- and Alex goes with them. For good. Rosie's lost without her best friend. But on the eve of her departure to join Alex in Boston, Rosie gets news that will change her life forever -- and keep her at home in Ireland. Their magical connection sees them through the ups and downs of each other's lives but neither of them knows whether their friendship can really survive the years and miles -- as well as new relationships. And at the back of Rosie's mind is whether they were meant to be more than just good friends all along. Misunderstandings, circumstances and sheer bad luck have kept them out of each others' arms, but when presented with the ultimate opportunity, will they gamble everything -- including their friendship -- for true love? Destiny, Alex and Rosie discover, is a funny thing and fate isn't quite done with them yet...

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Destiny as Alex and Rose discover is a funny thing and it isn't quite done with them yet... Rosie and Alex have a strong friendship which has carried them from naughty children to rebellious teenagers. Then suddenly they are seperated. Alex's family moves from Dublin to America and Alex goes with them for good. Rosie is lost without him and plans to join Alex in Boston are stopped when Rosie gets news that will change her life forever and keep her in Ireland. Their magical connection sees them through the ups and downs of life, but will their relationship survive the years and miles that seperate them.… (more)

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