Book Review: Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

“Rosie and Alex are destined for one another, and everyone seems to know it but them.”

Who wouldn’t be intrigued with these words, the very same words written at the back of Love, Rosie? I read the first chapter of the book just a day after I finished reading Thanks for the Memories only to find an exchange of letters from two seven-year old kids with a lot of grammatical errors and misspelled words. It was so hilarious! And the next thing I know was that I found myself unable to put down the book.

Photo taken from ebookstore.sony.com

I haven’t read a book written based on purely letters, emails and instant messages. Some people may find it weird and unorthodox, though I find it cute and funny. It was as if I was snooping over someone else’s letters. I enjoyed the book maybe because I am fond of writing and reading letters too. My life revolves around letters. I still have the crumpled and stained letters from my elementary friends. I informed my mom that I already had a boyfriend through a letter because I didn’t have the guts to say it on her face, the same boyfriend whom I broke up with through a letter of course, the same letter that two of my college friends had to proofread for me. Haha! I even wrote letters for friends even if we were together every single day. I still write love letters and I love receiving them. Ehem! I just find it more soulful and it feels good to have something at hand to look back to.

Anyway, Rosie and Alex have been friends since they were seven. Their friendship was tested when Alex had to move to Boston with his family. They have the perfect friendship that could have led into a beautiful romantic relationship had they not missed the opportunities in front of them. It’s a perfect love trying to bloom but worst timing slows down its growth. It’s a story that tells us that destiny is simply peculiar.

I have to warn you that this is not the typical passionate love story because the characters are so quirky. This is not a piece worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize in Literature. But if you just want to have a good laugh or if you miss that giddy feeling you last felt from your teenage years or if you simply wish to bring back your trust in love and destiny, then read Love, Rosie.


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1 comments:

  1. i already have a copy!!! i'll be posting my very own review once am done reading it...so far, i think i love it!

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