PS, I Love You Paperback – 5 Nov 2007
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Cecelia Ahern's debut novel, PS, I Love You, follows the engaging, witty and occasionally sappy reawakening of Holly, a young Irish widow who must put her life back together after she loses her husband Gerry to a brain tumour. Ahern, the twentysomething daughter of Ireland's Prime Minister, has discovered a clever and original twist to the Moving On After Death concept made famous by novelists and screenwriters alike--Gerry has left Holly a series of letters designed to help her face the year ahead and carry on with her life. As the novel takes readers through the seasons (and through Gerry's monthly directives), we watch as Holly finds a new job, takes a holiday to Spain with her girlfriends, and sorts through her beloved husband's belongings. Accompanying Holly throughout the healing process is a cast of friends and family members who add as much to the novel's success as Holly's own tale of survival. In fact, it is these supporting characters' mini-dramas that make PS, I Love You more than just another superficial tearjerker with the obligatory episode at a karaoke bar. Ahern shows real talent for capturing the essence of an interaction between friends and foes alike; even if Holly's circle of friends does resemble the gang from Bridget Jones a bit too neatly to ignore (her best friend is even called Sharon).
While her style can be at times repetitive and her delivery is occasionally amateurish, Ahern deserves credit for a spirited first effort. If PS, I Love You is any indication of this author's talent, readers have much to look forward to as Ahern matures as a novelist and a storyteller. --Gisele Toueg, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
‘A sensational debut novel that proves true love never dies.’ Cosmopolitan
‘A wonderfully life-affirming, witty debut.’ Company
‘Like an Irish Sleepless in Seattle and almost certainly the chick-lit bestseller of the year.’ In Style
‘A fun, fresh read.’ Marie Claire
‘A wonderfully warm and witty debut from a terrific new writer…This exceptional novel about bereavement, friendship and lost love is both heartbreaking and uplifting.’ ExpressSee all Product description
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Don't get me wrong I love trashy chick-lit every now and again, something easy to read and a bit silly but this wasn't easy to read it was a chore to finish it. The premise of the story is a good one, I can understand why it was picked up by film-makers and I also understand why they changed so much of it.
Ahern is full of promising ideas but does not execute them well.
Holly begins the novel at a very low place following the death of her husband, and we go on a journey with her as she starts to navigate her life without him.
It was a wonderful story, and Holly was the key to that. She felt like a real, well rounded character and it really brought the story to life.
Whether you’re usually a fan of this type of novel or not I definitely think it’s worth checking out. It’s my second favourite of Cecelia Ahern’s novels to date (a review of my favourite is coming up next!). And don’t judge it based on the movie!
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