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Love, Rosie

3.96 of 5 stars 3.96  ·  rating details  ·  44,871 ratings  ·  4,981 reviews
Sometimes you have to look at life in a whole new way...

From the bestselling author of PS, I Love You comes a delightfully enchanting novel about what happens when two people who are meant to be together just can't seem to get it right.

Rosie and Alex are destined for one another, and everyone seems to know it but them. Best friends since childhood, their relationship gets
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Paperback, 512 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Hachette Books (first published November 1st 2004)
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valee
OMG, how to rate this book?

How can we be able to love a book so much but at the same time completely hate it? It was just so frustrating... I know, I know, I'm a sucker for HEAs and it makes me insane when I don't get them or it takes too freaking long for the main characters to achieve it. And this is definitely the case here. Be sure you are in a very patient mood before starting this read because you'll get many and many impediments on that HEA's way.

Don't get me wrong, I really adored thi
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Patricia Carstairs
Desde hace tiempo que quería leer este libro porque supe que habría película y que los protagonistas serían Lily Collins & Sam Claflin pero lo pospuse mucho tiempo, en fin, hoy (técnicamente son las 2:00 am así que creo fue ayer...) lo empecé y bueno, horas después lo acabé y así estoy ahora mismo:
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Me devoré el libro porque esas cartas/emails/postales... eran tan enganchantes (a pesar que al principio me estresó por lo mismo) y más que nada porque me moría por saber cuándo demonios Rosie &
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Clau R.
El libro me gustó muchísimo y el final me sacó lágrimas de felicidad, PEEEERO le quité una estrellita porque la mayor parte del tiempo me la pasé MUY frustrada con los personajes, ¡fue demasiado tiempo, DEMASIADO!
AriatheNerd
"Life is funny isn’t it? Just when you think you’ve got it all figured out, just when you finally begin to plan something, get excited about something, and feel like you know what direction you’re heading in, the paths change, the signs change, the wind blows the other way, north is suddenly south, and east is west, and you’re lost. It is so easy to lose your way, to lose direction. And that’s with following all the signposts”


This book... gave me so many damn feellllssss... so many fucking e
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Liam
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BOOK I AM SO EMOTIONAL RIGHT NOW

basically, this book was an absolute roller coaster ride filled with extreme frustration and a severe case of toying with my emotions, but I am very much pleased with the ending of this book.

The writing style and the way that this book was organised and made up completely of letters, emails, instant messages etc was brilliant. I must admit it took a while to get used to but when you do it works so well and makes the story so much more interesting
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Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/

2.5 Stars

Once again it appears I’m the solo gal who didn’t absolutely fall in love with this book. Shaddup and let me ‘splain myself.

But first, let’s cover the synopsis for those who aren’t familiar with the story (which could easily be the case since this book has been published under THREE different titles).

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Alex and Rosie have been besties since Kindergarten. They’ve managed to remain friends despite of the best efforts of Ms. Bi
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Annie
Oct 20, 2008 Annie rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Chick-Lit Readers
Recommended to Annie by: Rebecca White
Shelves: read-in-2008
Cecelia Ahern has this great easy to read style but all her books are quite different. I don't think I could really compare this one to 'PS I Love You' because it really is an intentionally different story to her smash-hit debut novel. The common thread is definitely Ahern's flair for fleshing out believable relationships and depicting what I would say are very normal yet endearing characters.

The thing I found most interesting about this book is that it is told completely through emails, text me
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❀ Mary ❀


No había leído antes nada de Cecila Ahern y decidí empezar con este cuando ví que este libro va aser llevado al cine.

Que historia tan hermosa!!!!!!! Me encantó y debo admitir que sufrí como una condenada con los desencuentros de Rosie y Alex, en serio estos dos no podían estar más desincronizados!!!! La historia es básicamente la vida de Rosie y Alex desde los 5 años hasta los 50 y mi corazón romántico espera que sigan así durante muchos años más. La forma de narrar la historia mediante cartas,
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Colleen
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Samantha Umbdenstock
A book that you start with a smile and end with a smile. You hang upon every word and wait with impatience for the end. Until its the end and you wish it'll continue because you don't want to let go of the characters you've come to know and understand, most of all to love. Rosie Dunne is a wonderful woman, she has dreams even though she keeps facing the treacherous twists and turns of life. And Alex Stewart who succeeds to follow his dreams but keeps making the stupidest mistakes when it comes t ...more
Maru
I'm not crying.
I am not crying. Not at all.
I've never ever been so frustrated in my life. I hated this book so much it has become one of my favourites.

You can hear it in the silence, silence
You can feel it on the way home, way home
You can see it with the lights out, lights out
You're in love, true love

Pauses, then says, you're my best friend
And you knew what it was, he is in love

(Taylor Swift - You are in love)

Siempre quise hacerle una reseña apropiada a este libro (o aunque sea un comentario de
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Fenia
Oh my. I'm crying rivers!! This was such an heartbreaking book!! I love love love it!! The relationship between Rosie and Alex was so beautiful and it just wrecked me!! I love the fact that this book was really letters and cards,post-cards,emails,invitations. It was so interesting reading it!! And omg dont even get me started on the 'silence'!!! I can't imagine a better description for love. the silence..when you don't have to say anything.you only have to feel!! I really like all the other char ...more
*MystGrrl*
I loved PS I Love You, so I thought I'd give another Ahern book a go. I wasn't to fazed by the fact the story of Where Rainbows End is completely written as a correspondence, mostly between the two main characters, family and friends. I had read The Boy Next Door by Meg Cabot which was written in a similar style and stilled loved the story.

The gist of Where Rainbows End is have you ever had someone, a boy or girl, who you had been friends with for long period of time and even though it seemed th
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Amanda
OK, this book was such a quick read, and funny, funny, FUNNY! It’s not your typical book…it is like a large scrap book of letters, emails and instant messages… between two best friends (boy and girl). The whole book you are laughing and crying and angry because they are silly, and just destined to be together… and they have a hard time realizing that... and well, it’s just great. The only reason It’s not a 5 star… is because of some language choices the author made… not cool.
Macarena
Massive no no. La palabra perfecta para describir a este libro es: exasperante.
Reseña completa en Gracias a los Libros.
Jennifer
Love, Rosie is a standalone, chick-lit/women’s fiction novel written by author Cecelia Ahern. I LOVED this book! The writing style is delightful as every character and event in this story is brought to the reader through a chronological compilation of text messages, message board posts, emails, letters, instant messaging, etc. An entire book told through correspondence??? I questioned it too, but believe me, it works!!! I fell in love with Love, Rosie pretty much immediately and devoured every a ...more
Yonaily
Qué rara es la vida, ¿verdad? Justo cuando piensas que lo tienes todo resuelto, justo cuando por fin comienzas a planear algo en serio, te entusiasmas con la idea y crees saber hacia donde vas, los caminos cambian, las señales cambian, el viento sopla del otro lado, de repente el norte es el sur y el este el oeste, y estás perdida. Es muy fácil perder el rumbo, perder la dirección.


No creo que haya leído otro libro que me haya afectado tanto como Love, Rosie. Han pasado varios días desde que lo
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Faith
Jan 12, 2009 Faith rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2006
[Why is the American title Love Rosie, when the original more poetic one is Where Rainbows End?:]

Rosie and Alex have been best friends ever since they were 5 years old. It takes them a million years to admit that they love each other. This is "My Best Friend's Wedding" dragged out on 450 pages. Very much a romantic comedy. A bad and boring romantic comedy. Does Cecilia Ahern not understand that everything does not have to happen in one book? After 50 pages I was already bored and started feeling
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Angela
Because sometimes the best things in life were right in front of you the whole time. So If you're waiting for the right time you might be waiting forever.


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isa
Leído para el 2015 Reading Challenge: #3. Un libro convertido en película.

En pocas palabras el libro no es lo que yo esperaba, lo único bueno son las cartas y los medios de comunicación, es aburrido y Rosie es un dolor en el trasero, no llegaba a nada y todo se repetia, saben que eso es aburrido, no lo recomiendo, espero que la película sea mejor o algo entretenida.

Marzena
3xW: Warm, witty and simply wonderful story of friendship, failed relationships and a very, very long lasting feeling called love. The original form of the book made me sink into the story and heroes from the very first page. What's the most important, it made me like them, laugh with them, cry with them and wish the longing happy-ending would happen a long, long time ago.

(I have to add, it made me cry and sad and it made me feel miserable about my own life, but who said literature is only to en
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Meli
La vida en 300 páginas.
Me gustó mucho, aunque por alguna razón me deprimió mucho también.
Maldivianbookreviewer
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 wh
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Vasia
I read "PS I love you" a few months before this book and I hated it, so when my neighbour gave me "Where Rainbows End" i thought I'd give Ahern a second chance. well, that was a mistake.
The whole story is told through e-mails, letters and texts the characters exchange, an idea that might sound good but on paper it doesn't deliver.Exactly beacause whatever happens is explained this way, as a reader you only get glimpses of what really happened, since every character is extremely biased and whatev
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Aditi
“True love is finding your soulmate in your best friend”
----Faye Hall, an Australian author

Indeed, the quote is very true, if we all could have a soulmate who is actually the best friend of our life. Cecelia Ahern's, the international best-selling Irish author, novel, Love, Rosie is a sweet love story between two childhood bffs- a girl and a boy. Well, I wish, I could have read this book, before The Year I Met You, which is far more better and I guess the best of her creation till date. Love,
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Rose
Where Rainbows End introduced me to Rosie Dunne and Alex Stewart—the possibly most frustrating ship I've EVER read about. There were moments when I was reading this where I just wanted to throw the book against the wall. (But my OCD wanting my book to look all pretty and new and without any bent pages or cracks in the spine kept me from doing it.) There were moments where I just felt like shouting, YOU STOOPID PEOPLE ARE LITERALLY WASTING YEARS OF YOUR LIFE BECAUSE YOU DO NOT POSSESS COMMUNICATI ...more
Karéz
Oct 19, 2014 Karéz added it
I reached to the 35% of the book, it started really sweet/innocent.. so i decided to stick to the movie!!
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Plus, I love Lily Collins ..>_> LOL..
Yvette
Love, Rosie ha sido un libro entretenido y ligero de leer.

“Demuéstrame que a pesar de todo hay cosas que nunca cambian.
Besos,
Alex.”


La amistad entre Alex y Rosie se manifiesta desde que son pequeños, amigos de la infancia inseparables aún así cuando son adolescentes y más aún cuando se alejan y están a miles de kilómetros el uno al otro.

A decir verdad, tenía demasiadas expectativas sobre este libro porque principalmente me gusto muchísimo el trailer de la película y solamente he encontrado bu
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Kathy Cordero
Nuevamente Cecilia me sorprende con su capacidad y creatividad al escribir, como una historia que parece sencilla y sin nada novedoso se vuelve en algo que te llega tan al corazón.

Todos los que hemos leído Posdata Te Amo o Si pudieras verme ahora o alguno de los libros de Cecilia Ahern sabemos que este chica escribe para que llores, por lo general sus historias siempre tienen un punto triste que te hace meditar las cosas dos veces y cuando menos lo esperas ya estas llorando, y este libro, por lo
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Christi
really charming novel
I loved the perspective of telling the story only from their correspondence.

I thought all the characters were very likeable. Just like in PS I Love You, after awhile you felt like part of the family :)

One thing I've noticed in both of Cecilia Ahern's books that I've read is that there is so much love in the book. Friends, family, parental. It's nice to read about a pretty normal/average family in a book with no real drama or disfunctionality, I also enjoyed discovering the
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Cecelia Ahern was born on September 30, 1981 in Dublin, Ireland. She is the daughter of the former Irish Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. On 14th December 2009 it was announced that Cecelia had given birth to her first child with partner David Keoghan, a girl named Robin. She was secretly married on 11 June 2010 in County Kildare, Ireland. Her older sister, Georgina Ahern is married to Nicky Byrne of Irish ...more
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