Thursday, 4 September 2014

Where Rainbows End/ Love, Rosie - Cecelia Ahern

What happens when two people who are meant to be together can't seem to get it right?

Rosie and Alex are destined for each other, and everyone seems to know it but them. Best friends since childhood, they are separated as teenagers when Alex and his family relocate from Dublin to Boston.

Like two ships always passing in the night, Rosie and Alex stay friends, and though years pass, the two remain firmly attached via emails and letters
. But destiny is a funny thing, and in this novel of several missed opportunities, Rosie and rs. Heartbroken, they learn to live without each oAlex learn that fate isn't quite done with them yet.

I thought I'd read this book after I saw the that it was being made into a film and oh my goodness, am I glad that I did.

It's rare to find a book that manages to capture and convey exactly how you feel at a very specific moment or time in your life but for this moment, at this time in my life, 'Where Rainbows End' alternatively named 'Love, Rosie' and 'Rosie Dunne' really hit me hard.

Cecelia Ahern's expression of time throughout the novel was perfect. It was gut wrenching and heart breaking yet it was perfect. The phrase 'Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans' seems absolutely fitting to this story of life that spans over a 45 year period, through snapshots of letters, emails and notes.

I don't tend to write a lot in book reviews, for the fear that I will say too much and ruin the experience for others, but if you have read this novel, I would love to hear what you have to say.

All in all, 'Where Rainbows End' was a magical and heartwarming read.

Favourite Quote (Without Spoilers)
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 it and feel like you know which direction you''re heading in, the paths change, the wind blows the other way, north is suddenly south, and east is west and you're lost. It's so easy to lose your way, to lose direction. There aren't many sure things in life, but one thing I do know is that you have to deal with the consequences of your actions. You have to follow through on some things.

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