Where Rainbows end / Love, Rosie Book review:
We first get introduced to Rosie Dunne, a sweet seven year old Irish girl who keeps sending notes back and forth to her boy best friend Alex Stewart. She could talk everything and anything with him. They grew closer as time passed by. Everyone who knew them felt they were destined for each other. At 17, Rosie secretly does start to have romantic interests over Alex until Alex and his family had to shift to Boston from Dublin.
Devastated, but the two best friends where in touch, they did not give up on their friendship and planned to do college together in the U.S. They had planned to meet again on Rosie’s prom. Just when everything falls into place, Just when she is all set to leave towards her dreams Rosie gets a huge news that will change their life’s forever. Rosie is pregnant. All bad luck, Alex had not been able to make it to the prom, and Rosie got pregnant by a boy who she went to the Debs with.
Life takes a huge turn. Rosie becomes a single mother. She cannot go ahead for her dreams. On the other hand Alex has a successful future and finds new love. Rosie and Alex fall apart and they stop talking for a long while. But destiny has something different planned for them. We can see there is a lot of missed opportunities. When will Rosie and Alex realise they don’t just share friendship but something more?
“Life is funny isn’t it? Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, just when you finally begin to plan something, get excited about something, and feel like you know what direction you’re heading in, the paths change, the signs change, the wind blows the other way, north is suddenly south, and east is west, and you’re lost. It is so easy to lose your way, to lose direction. And that’s with following all the signposts”
― Cecelia Ahern, Where Rainbows End.
Where Rainbows end by Cecelia ahern is a heart warming story originally published in the year 2004 and there was a change in title when the book was adapted into a film called Love, Rosie in the year 2014.
It is very adorable and a delightful story. Cecelia ahern never fails to make us laugh through her writing. There is very good humour in the book. All the problems Rosie faces are very realistic. It is a heart touching novel. We can feel a touch of love ,friendship, motherhood divorce, betrayal, family.This book also shows teenagers how one mistake can change so much in our life.
Despite the problems Rosie has in her life she faces it so courageously. Being a single mother at the age of 16 is very difficult but Rosie does it whole heartily. I loved the book even more when Katie, Rosie’s s daughter doesn’t do the same mistake like her mother did and Katie grabs love when she found it.
WRITING STYLE- This book has a very unique writing style. The entire novel is said through Rosie’s perspective and only through letters emails and instant messages. We also get to see the messages Rosie’s daughter Katie sends to her boy best friend and other people.There are no dialogues only messages. This made the book even more interesting and fun.
We can see the years pass, by the birthday messages they send and receive. We start from when Rosie is seven years old and end where she is fifty years old. So we get to read Rosie’s entire life in one book which is also why i feel this book is amazing. I highly recommend you to read this beautiful book of love friendship and missed opportunities.
“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.”
― Cecelia Ahern, Where Rainbows End.
TITLE: Where Rainbows end / Love, Rosie.
AUTHOR :Cecelia Ahern.
GENRE : Romance novel, Fiction.
PAGE COUNT : 592.
PUBLISHER : Harpercollins.
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED : 2004.