Author: Cecilia Ahern
Release Date: December 1, 2006 by Hachette Books
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.