Love, Rosie | Book Review


Title: Love, Rosie (previously known as Where Rainbow Ends)
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Chick Lit, Adult
Pages: 512 pages
Goodreads rating: 3.95/5
My rating: 5/5

Hello and assalamualaikum guys.

I did this post a long time ago and I decided to update it because I want to. Currently, my heart is hurting. I'm in the lets-watch-a-comedy-romantic-chick-flick-while-eating-a-bunch-of-ice-cream phase. I really want to write about how much it hurts right now. I want to talk about why it hurts, who is the factor of this pain, bloody bloody blah blah. However, since I would delete the post anyway if I write it, I try to change my mindset to write about what I love instead. And the perfect idea came into my mind.

Current emotion.

If I can't watch my favorite romantic movie or read my favorite romance book ever right now, I can at least write about it to see whether it will distract me from my pain right now.


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. (source: goodreads)

My opinion

I haven't reread the book yet, but I'm planning to. I only read this book once, but I love it love it love it, especially now. My non-existent love story doesn't have the 'happily ever after' ending, but I love it when I see a story that has one. Although this book isn't the only book that has a happy ending, this has been my favorite for so long. I might haven't reread this book over and over again, but I watched the movies for numerous time already, I might memorize all the lines in the movie.

Why this book is my favorite? I don't have the perfect answer for this. But here's the answer: Have you ever watch/read a story where the main girl character is always almost get together with the perfect boy (the one) but it takes too long for them to get together? It's very frustrating. Really really frustrating. Frustrating is one of the characteristics of the story. But I love the frustrating feeling. Rosie and Alex have loved each other since forever and it took them so long to get together. They got through a lot, marriages here and there, divorces, a lot of fights and tons more but in the end, they got the perfect ending.

I don't have a love life. I'm fine with that but it still hurts to know that everytime I have a tiny little bit feeling towards someone, it will never be reciprocated. I feel unwanted and unlovable. And it feels good to read/watch the story because it shows you that if that person is meant for you, sooner or later, they will find their way to you. Even if it takes years. That always makes me feel better. You never know what the future holds, you know.

Guidelines or whatever

I suggest you watch the movie first. The book is better but seriously, the movie is as good as the book. If you read the book first, you'll know what to expect in the movie, although the movie doesn't resemble the book fully. And it might not see interesting to watch the movie anymore. If you watch the movie first, if you love it, you will love the book as much as the book or more. It depends on your preference, really. This is based solely on experience and my opinion.

If you want to read a simple book with a lot of twists, I strongly recommend this book.

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