Love, Rosie (Where Rainbows End) by Cecilia Ahern

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Title: Love, Rosie
Author: Cecilia Ahern
Format: PDF
Release Date: December 1, 2006 by Hachette Books
Source: Downloaded

 Synopsis: 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.
(taken from goodreads)

review

Rosie and Alex are best friends since they were 5. 45 years later, they still are. They’ve met their other halves, and got divorced. 45 years later, they were finally able to tell what they really feel. When the odds are finally on their favor.

The book is awesome. It’s an exchange of letters, emails, greeting cards, and instant messages. I found it unique because it’s the first time I’ve read a book written that way. But, I didn’t really feel much emotions because there wasn’t any narration (apart from the epilogue). Sometimes, I’m unaware as to how old they are when a letter or an email was sent, so I’m just shocked when it’s 5 or 6 years later already.

Love, Rosie is a book full of wrong timings, really. 45 years filled with wrong timings and heartaches and unsaid feelings. I guess everything started after Rosie’s 16th birthday. They got drunk, and suspended. Alex worked at his father’s office, then met Bethany (or Slutty Bethany, as Rosie calls her). They were on, then broke up. Alex had to go to Boston, and leave Rosie. During Rosie’s school dance (or debs), Brian the Whine was her date because Alex wasn’t able to catch flight back to Dublin. And then, everything changed. She got pregnant. Imagine, she’s only 18 years old!

But at least, at the end of the book, Rosie and Alex ended together. 7 years after Rosie read Alex’s letter he wrote for her 30th birthday. The letter which contains his feelings for her, the letter her husband Greg hid for 12 years. Overall, I liked the book.

4 stars

I’m rating it 4/5 because the way it was written was kind of confusing. But still, amazing.I think it’s an eye opener for guy-girl bffs. Don’t friendzone each other! Or you’ll end up with each other for 45 years. Just kidding!
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