Love, Rosie (Where Rainbows End)
By Cecelia Ahern
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Love, Rosie was originally published as Where Rainbows End, hence the above^. The title of the book changed when it was adapted into a movie featuring Lily Collins and Sam Claflin. It took me a lot longer to read this book than other books, granted the size may have intimidated me a little. One of the awesome things about this book is that it is written as letter, email, IMs and text messages, which was definitely something that I haven’t come across yet. The book was long, the storyline intricate, and the characters took a little longer to get to know as we never truly know how they feel just how they tell people how they feel, which leaves the dialect up for interpretation.
Yes, Rosie made a few poor life choices, but when she was strong when it was needed most and always put her daughter’s needs before her own, even if it temporarily prevented her own happiness.
Alex…. I have no idea what he was doing half the time, Do I love her? Don’t I lover her? Please make up your mind I’m getting whiplash here.
I rated this book three hearts because whilst I did enjoy it, it seemed to drag on a little. The timeline makes sense and everything happens for a reason and it answers most questions that I would have had, but I wasn’t completely hooked so it seemed to take forever to finish.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for an adult contemporary, who is ready to commit to this book, because you will need to. If you don’t feel that you have the time or could make the commitment a movie has been made, so feel free to watch it instead. If you have read the book and are yet to watch the movie, be prepared because the timeline is seriously different to the book’s and certain “significant” events don’t happen. I’m not saying don’t watch it, I’m saying be prepared.
Below I have some more of my thoughts on Love, Rosie.
The DUFF (The Designated Ugly Fat Friend) By Kody Keplinger
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Hmm, what to say… I’m really looking forward to the movie. I thoroughly enjoyed The DUFF, the premise of which the book is based on, not so much, but Kody Keplinger did an awesome job with this book. The DUFF told a really compelling story about Bianca, a 17 year old high school student, whose life is seemingly falling apart. It does not take Bianca long to realise that Wesley Rush, the popular jock, is the perfect escape.
I can’t say that I related to Bianca as much as I thought I would, but I did find myself relating to her in some ways. Bianca is funny, sarcastic and not afraid to stand up for herself.
Wesley Rush… Wesley changes a lot as a person throughout the novel. I did not find him as repulsive as Bianca did, then again I don’t think that I was supposed to. Whilst he was annoying and completely insensitive at times, he wash;t such a bad guy the more we got to know him and the more he got to know Bianca.
Although I did enjoy this book, it only got 3 hearts because whilst the characters were funny I did not relate to them as much as I have with other characters. I will definitely read other books by Kody Keplinger, as it was written well. I won’t say don’t read it, because I did enjoy it, so read it if you would like. From what I can tell from the trailer of the movie, I think the story line is going to be quite different to the book’s, but I don’t know maybe they left out all of the major things of the book.
Lola and the Boy Next Door
By Stephanie Perkins
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The FEELS! Oh My Gosh. I don’t know what else to say, this book… it was perfection. If you’ve seen my review for Anna and the French Kiss you know how much I loved that book and Lola is just as great as Anna and honestly at the moment there is no way that I can pick a favourite. I would however like to retract my previous comment about not crying a lot; I couldn’t stop, it didn’t matter if they were driving from work home, I was teary, either from happiness or sadness, it doesn’t really matter. Stephanie Perkins I think you broke me.
I related to Lola more than any other character so far, except I don’t have a Cricket, not yet at least. Lola was fun, enthusiastic, original and had so much self confidence, which are all things that I admire in female characters – who wants to read about a dull, boring girl who lets everybody walk all over her… OK, so I might be inclined if it’s a story about her growing as a person, or if it’s got other great characters, but that’s not the point – I love Lola’s idea of never wearing the same thing twice, always being different and a stand out.
Cricket …swoon… was so cute and amazing. I really liked Cricket Bell and there were very few times when I did not like him. He clearly cared for Lola and he never did anything to really try and hurt Lola. There’s not too much I can say without spoiling anything, so for more of my opinion of Cricket you’ll have to continue into the spoiler section.
As previously stated I can’t say that I did not enjoy one part of this book, I loved it! What I am going to say is that if you have not yet read this book what are you doing? And if it is on your shelf but you have not read, go, pick it up, open it, and fall into Lola and Cricket’s world, you’ll love it I promise.
**Spoilers** Continue reading
Anna and the French Kiss
By Stephanie Perkins
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So I finally read Anna and the French Kiss and I understand why everybody seems to love it. This is quite possibly the cutest and most adorable book that I have ever read. Stephanie Perkins you are amazing! I loved reading about Anna and St. Clair and how their relationship evolved over the book. I’m not an overly emotional person and don’t cry too much, but this book had me.
I really like the character of Anna, she was funny, sarcastic, and if she was real or if I knew her personally I think that we would be really good friends. Etienne St. Clair. What is not to like about him other than his girlfriend? He is funny, sweet, caring and all up an amazing guy.
If you have not yet read this book, or even if you have I would definitely recommend this book. It is a cute YA contemporary romance that will have you laughing and crying, sometimes at the same time.
Below are some of my thoughts, although they do contain spoilers, so if you haven’t yet read this book and don’t want to be spoiled come back after.