Review: Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern
Published December 1st 2006
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. Heartbroken, they learn to live without each other. But destiny is a funny thing, and in this novel o f several missed opportunities, Rosie and Alex learn that fate isn’t quite done with them yet.
I have so many feelings about this book. On one hand, I loved the writing style. It was creative and original. But on the other hand, I wanted to throw this book at the wall so many times while reading. I wasn’t fond of the characters. I really liked reading about them when they were kids but the older they got, the more I started to hate them. Rosie was such an awful person. I wasn’t a fan of Alex either but Rosie really got on my nerves.
I spent most of this book being frustrated with the characters because they made the same mistakes over and over. All of there problems would have be solved of they have just talked openly with each other. Which really shows how awful their friendship was. They couldn’t be open with each other at all.
And the story was dragged on and on. For a book that’s 448 pages, I beg at least 150 pages could have been pulled. I had a really hard time focusing on the book after about 200 pages. I ended up speed reading for most of the rest of the book.
Overall, I have so many mixed feelings about this book. The writing style was great but the pace was very slow. I hated the characters but I’m really surprised by how many emotions this book got out of me. Cecelia Ahern is a great writer because she was able to really get me fired up about a book. Not many books get me so angry with characters but Love, Rosie is definitely one of them.
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