Hey all! It’s book review time!!! Today I will be doing a book review on romance genre novel, Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern!
The basis for the motion picture starring Lily Collins and Sam Claflin!
What happens when two people who are meant to be together can’t seem to get it right?
Rosie and Alex are destined for each other, and everyone seems to know it but them. Best friends since childhood, they are separated as teenagers when Alex and his family relocate from Dublin to Boston.
Like two ships always passing in the night, Rosie and Alex stay friends, and though years pass, the two remain firmly attached via emails and letters. Heartbroken, they learn to live without each other. But destiny is a funny thing, and in this novel o f several missed opportunities, Rosie and Alex learn that fate isn’t quite done with them yet.
Mass Market Paperback: 512 pages
Publisher: Hachette Books; Reprint edition (December 28, 2005)
Genre:- Contemporary/Romantic Comedy
After completing a degree in Journalism and Media Communications, Cecelia wrote her first novel at 21 years old. Her debut novel, PS I Love You was published in January 2004, and was followed by Where Rainbows End (aka Love, Rosie) in November 2004. Both novels were adapted to films; PS I Love You starred Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler, and Love, Rosie starred Lily Collins and Sam Claflin.
Cecelia has published a novel every year since then and to date has published 15 novels; If You Could See Me Now, A Place Called Here, Thanks for the Memories, The Gift, The Book of Tomorrow, The Time of My Life, One Hundred Names, How To Fall in Love, The Year I Met You, The Marble Collector, Flawed, Perfect and Lyrebird.
OK, So I haven’t watched the movie yet Love Rosie which is based on the book. The book talks about the friendship between Rosie and Alex, who had been friends since they were five years old. Due to Alex’s parents’job, Alex and his family move to Boston from Dublin and the story talks about their life and heart breaks.So I will simply summarize in a nutshellThings I like in the book.
- Unlike the typical novels, this novel is written on the basis of using letters, chatting on IM, cards and email messages which is totally cool and new. This idea is really nice instead of writing a typical description and narrative.
- The story has some comical things in it.
- The ending was good, you would expect Rosie and Alex to get back together after twenty years.
- Towards the middle and the ending, the story line got better
Things I did not like in the book.
- I think the story could have done much better if it was written in two protagonists’views–i.e. Rosie’s and Alex’s view. I would have enjoyed it much more.
- I am not much fan of a romantic novel so this novel didn’t appeal to me much.
- The beginning was slightly boring
Over all, I would give this book three stars