Honestly, I never thought I’d pick up a Cecelia Ahern book. I always thought that her books would be soppy and just not my thing but oh boy was I wrong!
I picked up Love, Rosie (formally known as Where Rainbows End) after seeing the wonderful film trailer and I absolutely sped through it. Already, without having seen the full movie, I can see that there are massive changes in the adaptation, but I thoroughly enjoyed this novel.
At 558 pages, it is pretty long for an adult contemporary story but I found the writing fast-paced and the story of these characters’ lives gripping from start to finish. Written in letters, texts and emails, this is a surprisingly quick read that draws you in, giving you clues along the way that sometimes even the characters don’t see and making you truly care about these people, especially Rosie and Alex. The format felt natural, once I got used to it, and it didn’t feel gimmicky to me in the slightest.
Overall I adored this novel. Sure the ending was a little….neat?…shall I say, but I absolutely loved it and couldn’t have asked for anything more. If you love contemporary fiction, you need this. If you want a brilliantly told story of love and friendship, you need this. If you want to laugh and cry whilst reading, you need this. Love, Rosie is definitely now one of my favourite contemporary novels of all time and I will be sure to pick up something else by the wonderful Cecelia Ahern in the future.
5 out of 5 stars!