Sometimes you have to look at life in a whole new way...
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.
From the gifted author of PS, I Love You comes this charming, romantic, addictively page-turning novel that will keep readers laughing and guessing until the very last page.
So I watched the movie first and loved it. But now I have read the book and there was a lot that was changed just a little bit or left out of the movie.
This book is about two kids/adults, Rosie Dunne and Alex Stewart, who grew up in Ireland together. The book follows their lives through an array of letters and instant messages. Rosie and Alex grow apart through an array of different events starting with college. They are never in sync with each other and are always too late.
The story itself and the characters are fun and exciting. The book reminded me a bit too closely of my own life and relationship with a friend of mine. Always just one step behind each other. Because of the similarities to my life I actually had to put the book down for a few days because it was bringing back memories I had forgotten about.
I did have only one issue with this book and that was that it was hard to know who was talking and how much time had passed. The book is written entirely in letter and instant message format but there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to them. It only partially affects the story line.
I would totally recommend this book to absolutely everybody. It does have a very sweet HEA. If you are looking for a unique love story then this is the one for you.
4 charming stars!