A Place Called Here

A Place Called Here

by Cecelia Ahern


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ISBN-13: 9780007198917
Publisher: Gardners Books
Publication date: 06/04/2007
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Cecelia Ahern is author of the international bestsellers, PS,I Love You, Love, Rosie, and If You Could SeeMe Now. Film rights to If You Could See Me Now have been bought by Walt Disney Pictures, and PS, I Love You isbeing made into a film by Warner Bros. Foreign rights to her novels havebeen purchased in more than forty countries and have sold more than four million copiesin North America, Europe, and Australia. The daughter of Ireland's prime minister, she lives in Dublin.

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A Place Called Here 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
salw on LibraryThing 28 days ago
Eek, i read this book when my friend lent it to me with the proviso that it was terrible. I admit i was captivated by the poor writing and g.s.c.e. style plot, i emitted audible gasps of shock by the bad bad badness, i actually quite enjoyed reading it because of this.
dhelicious on LibraryThing 29 days ago
Ever since her classmate Jenny-May vanished when they were ten years old, Sandy Shortt has been obsessed with finding things.I have to say I was with all the excellent reviews that this author received on her first novel P.S I Love You Iwas a bit disappointed on how she swayed to her usual writing. I was expectingher usual chick-lit romance story although thought provoking it still sums as amagical, peter pan like story. Highly unbelievable to begin with but otherwise achallenging read.
WillowOne on LibraryThing 29 days ago
I loved this book! Cecelia Ahern took a common problem we all face and wrote a story that is not plausible, but fun and full of imagination.Sandy Shortt is a missing persons investigator, who ends up missing. Sandy is obsessed with finding anything of hers that is lost. She also has trouble letting go of cases where no one was found and no trace of what happened seems to exist. Sandy's obsession started when she was 10 years old and a classmate, Jenny-May Butler, who lived across the street, went missing. Sandy was the last person to see Jenny-May and there was no trace after that. Sandy began to furiously search for items she lost until she found them or realized an item wasn't going to be found. Sandy, now 34 years old, takes on the case of a missing man. En route to her first meeting with the man's brother she goes missing. What unfold's is an imaginative tale of where all the missing things go.I think I will now go through and look up Ms. Ahern's other books. I like her style of writing and her imagination. I hope you enjoy this as much as I.
pippasmart on LibraryThing 29 days ago
this was a really intriguing story - but why did the publisher package it like chicklit? it really isnt a chicklit story - more like a (very) lightweight Margaret Atwood - but I agree with the reviewer below that the conversations were very clunky and spoiled the storyline somewhat
eesti23 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I found A Place Called Here a bit disappointing, especially after having enjoyed P.S. I Love You so much. It took quite some time for me to get into the character of Sandy Shortt and her journey to a place called Here. It was interesting to read about the feelings and behaviours of those who have lost loved ones and to take a peek into another world where all the missing things go but apart from that I felt the book ran out of steam and came to a disappointing ending.
wyvernfriend on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Ever since Sandy Shortt's classmate disappeared years ago she's been obsessed with lost people and things. She even joined the missing people squad in the Gardai. Now she has her own company to hunt down missing people but she's still obsessed by missing things as well as people.When she finds herself where the missing things and people go she becomes the subject of a search herself, while she hunts for a way out. Jack Ruttle is looking for his brother Donal who vanished into thin air a year ago. His investigation into his brother's disappearance complicates when he hires Sandy and she goes missing too.Light and fun this is a easy read, although it is a bit fantastic Ahern manages to keep a light touch. Nothing over complicated and the characters are well drawn. Ahern seems to have found her niche and is using it well.
sjmhillier on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I loved the fairytale quality of this story, and the dual storylines. This book is an easy read but entirely original (the main character runs a missing persons agency and suddenly finds herself in a place where all missing things end up - odd socks, lost suitcases - even people). I thought the build up of mystery surrounding the protagonist's sudden appearance in the village of Here was great, but was a little dissapointed with the resolution.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved every minute reading this story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago