Thursday, November 13, 2008

P.S. I Love You

Cecilia Ahern's P.S. I Love You was better than your average chicklit novel. At least I thought it was. I wanted to read it because I thought that the idea was an original one - a woman's husband dies and leaves her an envelope per month to open, with notes from him, kind of instructions to do one brave thing per month.

Even though I knew what it was about I still wasn't prepared for how teary I'd get reading it. People on the metro into work must have thought I was mad, so close to crying all the time. :-) But I enjoyed it nonetheless and I'm happy I picked it up.

What made it better than other chicklit novels I've read is its realism. The situations in the books were hard and they weren't made any easier or laughed off as nothing. Plus the small twist at the end was very realistic too - made everything much more believable.

Cecilia Ahern writes with typical Irish humor too, which most of you know I enjoy. Plus the book is set in Dublin and it was nice to read about the city!

Challenges: A-Z Challenge, Lit Flicks, Naming Conventions, Genre Challenge, Unread Authors

5 comments:

Alicia said...

I loved this book! I didn't expect to like it after watching the movie (which wasn't fantastic) but I loved the book :)

Amanda said...

Yeah, I"m not normally a chick-lit person but I watched the movie while I was sick and at home and I was so teary. I know the book will be better then the movie so thanks for the review!

Crafty Mama said...

This book was amazing! Though I did cry my eyes out several times. What a beautiful story.

joanna said...

alicia - ooh, i just bought the movie, maybe it will be better watching it after seeing the book... i hope so! :-)

amanda - i enjoy chick-lit from time to time, but i like it to be quality... hope you like this one!

crafty mama - it sure is a beautiful story!

ottermojo said...

What a great book, even if it is a chick lit classic. I confess I cried all over my copy! I loved the concept of someone leaving such a carefully crafted message behind for a loved one. I found a website the other day called www.FarawayFish.com, where you create a profile about your life and it goes live after you die, and you can save emails to be sent to your partner and family after you've gone. It's like the book come true!