Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Love, Rosie

Recently, I just finished reading Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern. This book was first published as Where Rainbows End but then it was adapted into movie entitled Love, Rosie. Some of you probably have already watched it but as usual, the book is way better than the movie. Oh here this guy again complaining about how book version is better than movie blah blah…


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I was actually not into love, romance book but I also couldn’t stand living my life just focusing on serious stuff, letting myself drown in black and white so I supposed this kind of book would help me relieved my stress to some extent, and surprisingly it worked. Love, Rosie has so many humors as I think I have to apologize for people surrounding for chuckling and then immediately pretended like nothing was going on. Don't judge but I think I started to keen on this kind of book material.


One of the unique traits about this book which I think distinguish it with other books (that I read) is how the writer presented the story-line. I love the idea of making the whole story only based on the letter and chat messenger that posted/sent between the characters and it then evolves the story-line. It sort of narrates about one's lifetimes. From how Rosie knew Alex and their childhood, and getting married part, divorced, have sons, daughter and.. oh wait as much as I hate spoiler I think I shouldn't be one for those who haven't read it yet. You're welcome.


This book basically a story about how best friends could change into lovers. Yes, very clich√© yet it still happens around us. We do hear or read or being exposed with the myth of being best friends with different gender is not going to work as one of them (or perhaps both) will fall in love with another. I do respect with this perspective but I guess it doesn’t work on everyone?



“You deserve someone who loves you with every single beat of his heart, someone who thinks about you constantly, someone who spends every minute of every day just wondering what you’re doing, where you are, who you’re with, and if you’re OK. You need someone who can help you reach your dreams and protect you from your fears. You need someone who will treat you with respect, love every part of you, especially your flaws. You should be with someone who could make you happy, really happy, dancing on air happy.”


The hopes and dreams that you’ve set in the beginning sometimes don’t work like what they supposed to. That’s how the perfect life you expected and you planned turned into misery and everything turned upside down and ruined every single thing. And that’s how you know the only option left is just moving on.


I would like to recommend this book for those who seek for something light, witty and heart-warming read.


7 comments:

  1. honestly, I'm not a fan of romance genre, but after watching the movie I started to ponder about having a relationship with your own best friend. but yeah I was a little bit disappointed because in the novel Rosie is really sassy, sarcastic and funny and I don’t think the film maker found time to ditch that side of Rosie. it has its moments and they're pretty good but it just doesn't give the entire movie that feel good sensation at the end of it. anyway, nice review :)

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    1. the movie somehow seemingly looks like it was made to sum up the whole story in the book within less than two hours, which became worse and less attractive than book. however, it's not that bad as the actors and actresses were all talented. oh yes! rosie seriously could do better in the movie.

      talking about the book, every character has their own strength and i feel close with all the characters indeed. overall, it has its own aura and for me, it's worth reading. thank you :)

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    3. haha ikr! although the movie doesn't have my 5 stars rating but it is pleasure to see sam claflin and lily collins as the main cast, like they naturally played their role very well since they both came from the great movies; the mortal instruments and the hunger games. i just couldn't stop fanboy-ing over them and need a few days to recover from the hangover, to start reading other books haha the perk of being a bibliophile haha btw, sorry for the double comment.

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    4. couldn't agree more about that, they really look like a real couple. yeah, they absolutely looked natural playing rosie and alex characters as they were in great movies before. big talent creates big impact. haha i thought i'm the only one who struggling with this thing. i'm now still can't move on from this book, in need of two or three more days to fully recover haha

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  2. I tengok movie dia je. Tak sempat baca novel lagi. Btw lama gila tak redah blog you, busy namatey dengan intern life. Luls

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    1. movie dia pun best, but if only you haven't read the book yet haha. ooh ya lah kan, you tengah intern sekarang. good luck there!

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