Monday, March 7, 2011

Where Rainbows End




This week I decided to talk about the book Where Rainbows End by Cecilia Ahern. It was recommended to me by a few people, and I absolutely loved it. However, I had a hard time actually finding the book in the first place because when I initially heard about it, it was called Rosie Dunne. After I did a bit of research, I found out that the book has a few different titles and it changes depending on where you live. I heard about several people who bought both Where Rainbows End and Rosie Dunne only to find out afterwards that they where the exact same book. I found it funny when I came across a package on amazon.ca that included both titles of this book. Make sure that if you have read one of these, do not get the other one, and do not order that amazon package.

Anyways, regardless of what this book is called, I loved it and I just couldn’t put it down. One thing that I found very interesting was that the book was written entirely though emails and letters between different characters. It tells the story of Rosie and Alex, who have been best friends for their whole lives. The book begins with an invitation from Rosie inviting Alex to her seventh birthday party. It then goes on to tell the story of their lives through their childhood, teenage years, careers and various relationships.

From the beginning is it clear that Rosie and Alex are meant to be together, so as a reader it is frustrating to see how they hide their feelings from each other. Readers see situations through both characters points of view, so it is easy to recognise all of the suspense and bad timing on both of their parts. However, this also adds to the overall humour of the novel.

This it is one of my favourite chick lit novels ever. It is suspenseful and keeps you guessing all the way to the end. I highly recommend this book, and I hope that some of you will check it out.

Happy Reading.

6 comments:

  1. I LOVE Cecilia Ahern. She was at the table next to me at a restaurant when I was in Dublin a few summers ago, but I was too much of a wimp to say anything. You should read "If You Could See Me Now"

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  2. I'm always looking for a chick novel to read but most novels usually sound cheesy but this sounds interesting. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  3. This book does sound very good. I've always wanted to get into a good novel, but they never keep my attention. I think I will give this one a try, if you have any other recommendations let me know!

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  4. I think I would find this book interesting because of how it was written, not so much as a descriptive narrative, but though emails and letters sent back and forth. I find books written this way give you a better sense of who the characters are instead of an author trying to describe them. I'll have to check it out!

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  5. Thanks for posting this! I'm always looking for new novels to read, but I wait for them to come to me - therefore it's few and far between. I'll read it this summer.

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  6. It is true, when it is the prefect will of God and you are mean to be with some one,you will be with that person. I like this kind of stories, I will try to find this book. Thanks for your advice!

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