Wednesday, March 10, 2010


What if you had to wait for 50 long years to be united with your true love ?
Wouldn’t it be a real long wait?”

After "PS I LOVE YOU" , Cecelia Ahern comes with yet another heart-warming story which promises an out and out emotional journey for the readers, but if you're looking for a 'PS I Love You' part two, then you will be sadly disappointed as here, in this book, you enter the world of Rosie Dunne and her best friend Alex Stewart. The book certainly strikes a chord with everyone as the writer fabulously portrays the relationship through the years. It beautifully follows the life of Rosie and Alex - from the age of 7 and right up to their 50s. Through their deep rooted friendship to crazy pranks, from their stressful teenage years to the busy humdrum of adulthood, this book successfully delineates each phase of growing up.

The readers must not expect any richness in the writing as the book is entirely written in the form of letters, chat room conversations, electronic mails and even features the innocent chits passed during the lectures. As it is full of everyday conversations, one will find a decent share of profanity too. Though, it will take few pages for the readers to get accustomed to reading cheeky letters but, very soon they will find it hard to stop themselves from opening the next letter. Everybody will connect to the story very well as it seems to definitely match to some or the other incident from their own lives. We see that Alex is not good with spellings, and even as a professional, he writes "no" instead of "know" which annoys Rosie a great deal. The plot seems to be more or less predictable and, the readers can at times feel that the story is far too stretched with inclusion of unnecessary twists. There are some lengthy mails and letters which the readers will never want to receive in their own lives, but one cannot forget the too many crazy moments to look out for in this book. One of them which will definitely make you burst into laughter is “the marriage taking place in a chat room”.

Nevertheless, this book is an excellent coalescence of the lighter side of life along with it’s trials and tribulations which concerns issues like young motherhood, marriage, adultery and grief. It’s a brilliant gamut of emotions, where one minute you find yourself laughing and the very next moment, you are wiping away the tears, but throughout the book, there’s an eternal hope that the protagonists will make it together this time. And, of course! The hopes of the readers are not crushed as there is a happy ending. What more can be there in an enchanting love story??
Lastly, here are the first 3 letters exchanged in the book……

To Alex
You are invited to my 7th birthday party on Tuesday the
8th of April in my house. We are having a magician and you
can come to my house at 2 o’clock. It is over at 5 o’clock. I
hope you will come.
From your best friend Rosie

To Rosie
Yes I will come to your brithday party on Wensday.
Form Alex

To Alex
My birthday party is on Tuesday not Wednesday. You can’t
bring sandy to the party because mum says so. She is a smelly
From Rosie


  1. A splendid review. It will surely fetch a lot of royalty for the author as you have marketed it well. Will read the book when I get time.

    Best Wishes,

    Raina Ma'am.

  2. Thank you...Thank you ! :)
    I have the book.
    Will give it to you..when you will have loads of free time.

  3. Wow nice review pal...will definitely try to get this book n read it...but lyk u said u hv da book...will borrow it frm u...nice review :)

  4. @ Rafaa..
    Thank you..thank you ! :)
    Shall give you the book only if you promise to return it in the same condition in which you receive!


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