Sometimes fate just can't stop meddling... Since childhood, Rosie and Alex have stuck by each other through thick and thin. But they're separated when Alex and his family move from Dublin to America. Their magical connection remains but can their friendship survive the years and miles? Misunderstandings, circumstances and sheer bad luck have kept them apart - until now. But will they gamble everything - including their friendship - on true love? And what twists and surprises does fate have in store for them this time?
Now a major motion picture starring Lily Collins and Sam Clafin.
Make no mistake about it, "Love, Rosie" is way more emotionally taxing than any Nicholas Sparks book.
For those of you who are unaware, this story is written entirely through correspondence – be it emails, instant messages, letters, cards, texts, you name it. At first I was slightly wary of this fact, but it had absolutely no impact of the quality or fluidity of the novel. In fact, because of its unique format, I believe that it may be easier for someone who doesn’t read that often to pick up and immerse themselves in the story.
Filled with angst and touching on issues such as teenage pregnancy, growing up, friendship, adulthood, love, marriage, relationships, parenthood, childhood, divorce, dreams and simply life in general, "Love, Rosie" is so real and touching and unique. Spanning over approximately 50 years, we are able to really get to know and connect with a large cast of characters from what is essentially three different generations. Patterns become evident and I really enjoyed the somewhat cyclical nature of this novel. I loved being a part of the characters’ lives, and I became quite attached to them all (aside from the notable morons who deserve a hi five… in the face… with a brick).
The silence. I just – that was certainly the best part for me.
I highly recommend this book and look forward to seeing how well "Love, Rosie" has been translated into film (I refused to allow myself to watch it while it was in cinemas as I had not yet read the book). However, I do warn you that while it does come highly recommended, you should prepare yourself for frustration and tears – while it does have its high points I, at least, found this story to be quite emotionally taxing. - Melissa (QBD)
If you are after a different type of love story fiction this is the pick. As a reader coming from Paranormal into the 'Real World' of Fiction, this was an excellent book to pick. Love, Rosie is written as if you are flicking through letters, text's, email's from two dear friends that grow up together. They discuss everything like best friends, from their first crush to their married lives and children. One thing you need to know about these dear friends are that Rosie and Alex have always been there for one another even when Alex does move away to study and live his life in another country. Throughout the book you become attached to these characters and you really want them to end up together, but there are so many hurdles they have to overcome before is even be a possible for them to become a couple. Even with the unique writing style you still learn about the other characters that have an influence on Rosie and Alex. When this story comes to an end you really don't want it to finish as you have grown with Alex and Rosie from being kids to becoming seniors.
Cecelia has also written the popular P.S. I Love You, which along with Love, Rosie has gone on to become a movie, that has gained fans through that media. - Monique