Book Review: Where Rainbow Ends (a.k.a Love Rosie)
by Cecelia Ahern
“Home isn't a place, it’s a feeling”
From the bestselling author of PS, I Love You comes a delightfully enchanting novel about what happens when two people who are meant to be together just can't seem to get it right.
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.
This book from the author of P.S. I love you is a sweet read that clutches at your heart. Totally different from other styles of writing, this story is told in the forms of correspondences that take place between the main characters in the story. Rosie and Alex are childhood friends who grow up together till Alex has to move away due to his father getting a better job offer in US. However, Rosie's and Alex's friendship does not grow weaker, instead they seem to develop feelings for each other which does not reach a fruitful conclusion till the very end of the novel by which time Alex and Rosie are in their 50's and a whole lifetime has passed without them being together.
You hang upon every word and wait with impatience for the end. Until it is the end and you wish it'll continue because you don't want to let go of the characters you've come to know and understand, most of all to love. Rosie Dunne is a wonderful woman; she has dreams even though she keeps facing the treacherous twists and turns of life. And Alex Stewart who succeeds to follow his dreams but keeps making the stupidest mistakes when it comes to love. Two soul-mates who through their life never get a chance to meet the way they should. Best friends since childhood, we see them grow up and face life in their own way while preserving their friendship.
Cecelia Ahern keeps you hanging wondering and even cursing these two for making the wrong decisions time and time again. It is a must read! You get the whole idea of how life works, how for the youngster it doesn't stop at school but it continues way after, how you can survive any ups and downs, how if you finally speak up and say how you feel you'll get to be with the person you love and cherish!
Some Great Quotes From the Book:
•“Twice we stood beside each other at the altar, Rosie. Twice. And twice we got it wrong. I needed you to be there for my wedding day but I was too stupid to see that I needed you to be the reason for my wedding day. But we got it all wrong.”
•“You deserve someone who loves you with every single beat of his heart, someone who thinks about you constantly, someone who spends every minute of every day just wondering what you’re doing, where you are, who you’re with, and if you’re OK. You need someone who can help you reach your dreams and protect you from your fears. You need someone who will treat you with respect, love every part of you, especially your flaws. You should be with someone who could make you happy, really happy, dancing on air happy.”
This is the kind of book that you start with a smile and end with a smile.
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Reviewed by Fouzia Umer
“Love Rosie” is in its post-production state & this movie is going to be released in October 2014. Sam Claflin ,who played Finnick Odair in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,is going to star as Alex and Lily Collins ,who played Clary in The Mortal Instruments:City Of Bones, is playing the character of Rosie. I think this movie is going to be worth watching, simply because Sam is in it. *swooning*
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