P.S. I Love You
A novel about holding on, letting go, and learning to love again.
Now in paperback, the endearing novel that captured readers' hearts and introduced a fresh new voice in women's fiction Cecelia Ahern.
Holly couldn't live without her husband Gerry, until the day she had to. They were the kind of young couple who could finish each other's sentences. When Gerry succumbs to a t...more
It made me cry a few times and also appreciate things in my life....especially my loving and thoughtful husband. He works away from home and at times I am so lonely without him. So I could feel Holly's pain and lonliness. This year is our first Christmas apart and I've been rather blue lately. A few chapters in the book were hard to read and I had to put it down for a while and watch TV instead.
Thankfully though I know he is coming home...more
I suppose that I'm drawn to strong, proactive, and independent main characters and I spen...more
The whole book felt like a rambling and dull conversation with a repetitive yet inconsistent story-line. I would normally have full sympathy for Holly's situation but ho...more
Well this week I gave...more
In keeping in line with my love of all things Irish, I enjoyed that this book was set in Dublin. I'm surprised that that author was as young as she was when she wrote the book. I also can't help but like the fact that she's the daughter...more
There were so many changes made to translate this book to film. I won't go into them all here now because I wouldn't want to ruin it but let's just say they were significant. From love interests to careers, everything was different. And for that reason, I th...more
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to him, he'd have to write her a list or else she'd never be able to cope without him. “The List”
grew to encompass advice for any eventuality, a joke all their friends shared. When Gerry's
severe headache is diagnosed as brain cancer and Holly tragically loses him in a few short
months, she is devastated and unmoored. She hasn't just lost her husband, she's lost her very
identity. And then it arrives: a pack...more
I'd been struggling a bit with Fortress Besieged and we needed to go on a break. P.S. I Love You had been sat on my desk on the top of my 'I'm never going to read these books so they need to go to a car boot sale' pile, staring at me, for ages. So I gave in to it's cute polka dot cover and...more
I read this solely because I saw that a film was being made of it with Gerard Butler (of 300 fame) and wanted to have read the film prior to seeing the film which I am bound to do because it has Gerard Butler (of 300 fame) in it. The book is written by the daughter of the Irish Prime Minister which is the most interesting thing I can think to say about it. I like myself some chick-lit-lite but this is ridiculous. The w...more
I was intrigued by the concept and felt that I had to explore how someone who is dead can still communicate with the living. I also wanted to explore how one might possibly carry on after the death of a loved one. I was pleased to find that the connection between Holly Kennedy and her dead husband, Gerry, was not morbid or disturbingly depressing. Instead, it made me root for Holly more as she struggled to move on in her life, though p...more
The time just seemed to pass her by these days without her knowing what time or even what day it was. She seemed to be living outside of her body, numb to everything but the pain in her heart, in her bones, in her head. She was just so tired...Her stomach grumbled and she realized she couldn't remember the last time she had eaten. Had it bee...more
Devoured the book as well as the movie. Highly recommended.
I read it because I inherited the book from a friend who moved away, but since I'm in the habit of reading books before seeing the movie, I would have probably picked it up eventually anyway. I don't like chick flicks and I'm surprised that I gave this one a chance.
amazing the movie might be, but this book had left me no appetite to watch any of it.
If not a horrible story, a bad book. That much I admit.
The plot actually had a lot of potential. If written by a different author than it might have been a really really good book but Ahern's writing style was so simple and irritating and just not at all good. The sentences were so simple and went something like t...more
With that said, the book starts off for me rather weakly. the writing wasn't particularly mature, there was definitely some revisions or growth...more
The main story is that her husband before he died he wrote 12 notes for her to support her and help her to start a new life without him. 12 notes for 12 months.
You will see what she will do and live her life without him and try her best to continue.
I enjoyed every moment readying this book.. Enjoy it :)
P.s. sorry for my poor English
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I am sooo in love with this story!
First I watched the movie and it became one of my very favorite of all times.
And now, after reading the book I can’t decide which one I like better… it doesn’t matter though… I loved Gerry and I cried with Holly every time.
I think this story is so dear to me because, for me, it’s not just about losing a husband but someone you love, really really love, and how hard it’s lo keep going after they’re gone ‘cause they might not be with you in person but...more