Opens with: NA
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Published On: November 2004
Read on: July 25, 2009
This book from the author of P.S. I love you is a sweet read that clutches at your heart. Totally different from other styles of writing, this story is told in the forms of correspondences that take place between the main characters in the story.
Rosie and Alex are childhood friends who grow up together till Alex has to move away due to his father getting a better job offer in US. However, Rosie’s and Alex’s friendship does not grow weaker, instead they seem to develop feelings for each other which does not reach a fruitful conclusion till the very end of the novel by which time Alex and Rosie are in their 50’s and a whole lifetime has passed without them being together.
Rosie survives a teenage pregnancy, brings her daughter up all by herself, gets married and gets cheated on by her husband who cheats her out of the chance of finding out that Alex too did have feelings for her. Alex too survives two marriages and two kids before they both find each other.
Notes scribbled in class, SMS text messages, emails, letters and postcards make up this whole novel. I would recommend this for all true romance lovers out there!
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I picked up this book on a whim when I saw the unique way it was written. The first couple of pages of classroom notes where Rose invites Alex to her birthday party was so sweet and funny that I wanted to read their story.
Well, I wish I hadn’t read it when I finished the book! I found myself face buried in the pillow bawling over the injustice, the unfairness and sheer cruelness of the wasted years!! I couldn’t get over it! I kept thinking that it took them nearly fifty years to be together and the more I thought about it, the more wretched I felt!
Sigh……. I loved the book! Even when I felt like plunging my hands into the book and throttling the both of them! * forlorn sigh*
LOL! I know exactly how you feel!
I stumbled upon this one by accident and got intrigued because of the way the story is told. And yes, me and my sis, we had a whole ranting session dedicated to this book. Couldn’t understand the whole point of being separated for 50 damn years. But yes one can’t help but love the damn book!