Love, Rosie

Love, Rosie

by Cecelia Ahern
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Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern

The basis for the motion picture starring Lily Collins and Sam Claflin!

What happens when two people who are meant to be together can't seem to get it right?

Rosie and Alex are destined for each other, and everyone seems to know it but them. Best friends since childhood, they are separated as teenagers when Alex and his family relocate from Dublin to Boston.

Like two ships always passing in the night, Rosie and Alex stay friends, and though years pass, the two remain firmly attached via emails and letters. Heartbroken, they learn to live without each other. But destiny is a funny thing, and in this novel o f several missed opportunities, Rosie and Alex learn that fate isn't quite done with them yet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401383015
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 02/01/2005
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 100
Sales rank: 60,170
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Cecelia Ahern is author of the international bestsellers PS, I Love You; Love, Rosie; and If You Could See Me Now. Film rights to If You Could See Me Now have been bought by Walt Disney Pictures, and PS, I Love You is being made into a film by Warner Bros. Foreign rights to her novels have been 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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Love, Rosie 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 134 reviews.
Buttercup100 More than 1 year ago
Love Rosie, I borrowed it from a friend because she thought I would like it, and oh my god I loved it! What can I say this book immediately hooked me and I loved how it is told through letters, e-mails and chats. I couldn't understand how a lifetime and story could be told through those modern ways of communication and still get the message across perfectly. Ahern is excellent at inventing this story and I would hope it would keep going. The book has you anxiously waiting for Rosie and Alex to discover their love and there is no better way to portray it. The journey goes from broken dreams to success with strong problems as well as laughter and happiness. And as we all imagine and dream after every storm or inconvenience there is always the rainbow, so Rosie's strength, faith and hope takes here to accomplish everything she ever dreamed of. Rosie's life adventure has you on the edge of your seat, and at some parts relating to her is so easy, and helpful. The book is divided into 5 sections, and time passes so fast which makes you realize that that is also the way we live our lives. We have to realize to stop and think once in a while, because then we're never going to know what happened all those years. Seeing how Rosie and Alex's lives unfold over a long period of time is very interesting because we see how the fall, make mistakes, accomplish things, and their happy and sad moments. Sometimes you get angry when seeing their reactions and want to throw the book to the trash but in the end it's worth it. I loved how there is no need for a narrator until the end and Cecilia manages to control every situation. The summing of the whole storing in the last few pages makes you reflect even on your own personal life, and I think it gives us a very powerful message. In the end you discover all the knots from the plot and it's just amazing. Another interesting thing I loved from the story is the way in which people come in and out of your life and you never know under what circumstances you'll be with them again. This is referring to the part where Rosie hates her teacher and ends up working for her. I think this makes us realize that we have to act our best always, and that the people you hate might be the people helping you up someday. I am dying to read another book from this author as she has succeeded for the second time in making me enjoy reading. I had previously read PS I Love You and consider here a very good author and I can relate a lot with her love for romantic stories and chick flicks.
chinchillapyruvicacid More than 1 year ago
Everybody seems to know that Alex Stewart and Rosie Dunne are meant to be, except for them. They have been best friends since childhood, trusting each other with every secret. They get into innocent trouble together and live many adventures that make their friendship bloom into a caring, strong, never ending friendship. Just when they began too see each other as more than just friends their perfect plan of a future relationship is ruined with the news that Alex is moving away from Dublin to Boston. After being best friends all throughout their childhood they are separated during their teenage years. They keep in touch via letters and email but have a hard time maintaining the strong bond they once had. They create the perfect plan that includes Rosie applying to collage in the US to continue what they had started. Rosie got into Boston University and Alex into Harvard. Everything seemed to be falling into place when bad news strikes again. Rosie is pregnant with the baby of a guy she went to her prom with after Alex couldn't make it in time for her prom. Rosie's dreams crash by the birth of her baby and she has to stay in Dublin as a single mother to take care of her new baby girl, Katie. Both move on and live separated lives, maintaining communication. Alex pursues a medical career in Boston while Rosie stayed in Dublin as a single mother. As they grow older they ignore the fact that they are destined for each other, finding love in other people. Crossing each other's path once in a while they realize that fate will not give up on them. The author, Cecelia Ahern, communicates Rosie's story through letters, emails and text-messages. The creative way the author chose to communicate with the reader makes the story more interesting to read. This charming story about friendship and love is mostly directed to teen audience considering the topics the story touches. When reading this book you really feel connected to the characters due to the fact that the author decided to place the characters in very realistic situations. The life long love the two main characters in the book experience is like no other, you will not be able to put the book down. The book starts out with a letter from Rosie to Alex inviting him to her seventh birthday party and ends with a letter from Alex to Rosie when they are fifty years old. Their feelings about each other are equal both ways but they never manage to confess them. The feelings get stronger throughout the book, even with the distances they are forced to suffer. They live their lives as if nothing were different, both knowing how they felt about each other.
Junebaby8 More than 1 year ago
REALLY, the ONLY thing I didn't like about this book was that I didn't read it sooner!
And maybe that the character Alex wasn't a real man.. It was hard to face that fact sometimes.
It was easy to relate to.. Losing a loved one, facing challenges and missing opportunities.. and then it was so refreshing when those missed opportunities all were worth it in the end, and the whole "everything happens for a reason" theme really proved to be true!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my all time favorites. I have read it several times and will probably read it several more...
AHTL135 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely adore this book. It has all the qualities that make it interesting, funny, sad, and makes a person get emotionally attached to the book
I_love_booksTX More than 1 year ago
This book is so great. It does get frustrating at some point because you just want them to realize what you have known all along, that they belong together. Rosie and Aex are two character that I will never regret experiencing their lives. It is such a true book because sometimes leaving things unsaid can change the course of your life from what you truly wanted. I wish everyone would take the time to read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally enjoyed every page of this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had a love hate relationship with this book. During the duration of this book I was pleading for Alex and Rosie to discover their love, however the book dragged on and they lived their life. Finally at last they get together and it just seemed like an waste of their life. This is why i hated the book. Yet As much as I hate it, I love it. It sends a message that broken dreams and lost hope can be founded if just followed. It also puts across that sometime your biggest mistake can led to the best thing of your life. This book makes you want to you get up and run after the impossible, because putting your fear and ego behind can led to the impossible.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very charming book! A little long at certain parts, but it all made sense in the end. Excited to see the book turned into a film!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is one of the best books ive ever read and i want to see the movue but its rated R so yea....
Kolts18 More than 1 year ago
Written solely in the form of correspondences (letters, emails, online chats) Love, Rosie tells the story of Rosie and Alex over the span of 45 years. At first, I was unsure if I'd like this format, but I ended up thinking it worked really well. It allows you to get a glimpse of not only Rosie's and Alex's life/thoughts, but also those of their family and friends.  Alex and Rosie meet as young children and quickly become best friends. Their feelings for each other grow over the years, yet they never seem to leave the platonic stage of their relationship. At times I found this frustrating and wanted to yell at the characters "Just tell each other how you feel already!" So much heartache and insecurities could have been avoided if they had. The struggles they endured, the loss and the happy times, all felt very real and made the characters feel real too.  Perhaps the only complaint I have is that I felt the story dragged on. There were some conversations I found pointless or long winded. The journey could have been just as authentic and more impactful with less.
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I was excited to come across this book. I was looking for a quick easy read with a love story. I had read P.S I love you and enjoyed it so I figured I would give this book a try. Unfortunately, I was so disappointed. I literally forced myself to finish it. At first I was enjoying the story but then it just dragged on. The majority of the events that took place were very predictable and the few things that I didn't see coming simply made no sense. Rosie's character is very immature and while she does show growth, there was too much 'woe is me' for my liking. I think one of the better parts of the book is Rosie and Ruby's friendship. I found their dialogue to be amusing . Overall, I found myself just getting annoyed with every opportunity yet again missed between Alex and Rosie. I was intrigued in the beginning to see if they would overcome the obstacles in their way but then it just seemed like the author wanted to squeeze in every possible thing that could go wrong in to one story.
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Sailon More than 1 year ago
Love, Rosie was sweet and endearing love story that retelling is told by a span of five decades of emails, letters and instant messages. Rosie is shifting through her life a letters, emails and instant messages that she has kept for the past 43 years. It gives you the important life happenings of her failures, triumphs and struggles as a child, teen, parent and care well as gives you her inner most thoughts and desires. On one hand, I love this story. It was captivating, a deep inner look into Rosie Dunne's life but I absolutely hated the format in which it was written and it completely threw off the flow of the story. Just when you become emotionally involved its starts with a new header, the spell Ahern has masterfully woven gets broken. From: Rosie To: Alex RE: It would have been undoubtedly 5 stars FAVORITE read for me if it wasn't in this format. That being said I still give it 4 stars. Who would of thunk I'd get so pulled into this love story, you no (“it is know not no”) what I mean? This book has been made into a movie, released October 22, 2014 and it looks like a bloody brilliant love story as well, check out the trailer.
Sognatrice More than 1 year ago
Such a wonderful book! I had a hard time putting it down. I absolutely love the way Ahern used letters, messaging, etc to tell the story. So creative and an absolutely wonderful read. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At the beginning I was a bit skeptical but as the bstory progressed it got really good. I couldnt put the book down.
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I read this book in two days. I spent hours getting lost in the letters and emails and not once was I bored with the conversations going on. I just love this book to no end. I was so frustrated at times because....well.. you will see! Rosie and Alex... I love them. If you enjoy witty, humorous, plot twisting love stories, READ. THIS. BOOK!
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Kept me laughing and smiling till the end. Great and easy read!