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P.S. I Love You

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  236,928 ratings  ·  6,236 reviews
Pembaca yang budiman,

Namaku Holly. Belum lama ini Gerry, suamiku, meninggal karena kanker. Sebelum penyakitnya mengganas, kami pasangan yang bahagia. Mungkin Gerry bukan pasangan sempurna, karena dia paling malas mematikan lampu kamar saat kami sudah meringkuk di balik selimut yang hangat. Akibatnya, tulang keringku sering terantuk kaki ranjang dan memar-memar.

Ketika Gerry
632 pages
Published March 2008 by Gramedia (first published September 1st 2003)
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Heather Yes, it is a decent novel. Clean? Not entirely but not dirty either. There is a talk about a vibrator and it is a quick little joke but that is about…moreYes, it is a decent novel. Clean? Not entirely but not dirty either. There is a talk about a vibrator and it is a quick little joke but that is about as sleezy as it gets. It is actually a very sweet and endearing novel and makes you cherish those you love. I recommend it. It is my favorite book.
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I made the mistake of seeing the movie before reading the book, thinking that the book is always better than the movie. And the movie changed so much of the book that it made it difficult to settle into the book as an independent, standalone work. I have mixed feelings about both the book and the movie (which is irrelevant, except that it influenced my experience of the book). I'm impressed that Cecilia Ahern was able to imagine the scenario, flush it out, and write an okay novel about it at onl ...more
Frances Donovan-lyons
I seem to be one of only a few who didn't like this book. First of all I must point out that I love girlie books and cry at anything even the slightest bit sad. With that said, I didn't enjoy it at all and couldn't wait for it to end. I WANTED to like it. I hoped something would happen to make me change me opinion but it didn't.

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
I was really expecting a lot more from this book, being that it has been made into a movie but I was fairly disappointed. I understand that Ahern is a young writer but she really does have a LOT of work to do with her writing skills. And maybe she could pick up a thesaurus to find a substitute word for "sarcastically" as she uses it to death in this book - there's no need to state the obvious in my opinion.

I suppose that I'm drawn to strong, proactive, and independent main characters and I spen
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So badly written that it detracted from the touching and interesting premise.

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
Tea Jovanović
Read it still in manuscript and fell in love... I knew it would be bestseller... One of my favorites among the books and authors I discovered as editor and bought rights for Serbia
Oct 20, 2008 Annie rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Chick-Lit Readers
Recommended to Annie by: Sheree McLeod
Shelves: read-in-2008
After being obsessed with the movie for months, I decided to take the plunge and read the book. Finally. And I can tell you that the book was equally as satisfying but completely different to the Gerard Butler perv-fest that I so dearly love.

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
I loved this book. Beautiful story and very well written.

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
Astrid Adityawarman
Oct 19, 2007 Astrid Adityawarman rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: women who lost their loving men
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 tumor. 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 ah ...more
I tried reading this once before, a few years ago now. I put it down about a quarter of the way in because, frankly, I was bored. I saw the movie several months ago and actually found it a lovely mix of sweet and sad. I thought maybe I'd missed something in the book and not only that, but I've become well acquainted with this kind of loss in the time that has passed. Thinking that my new perspective might change my mind, I decided that at some point I'd give it another go.

Well this week I gave
Ho iniziato questo libro con delle aspettative molto alte che non sono state per niente deluse! -- Mi ha emozionato tantissimo, ho pianto a più riprese, ho riso e sono rimasta completamente rapita da questa magnifica storia.

Holly e Gerry sono anime gemelle, praticamente inseparabili. Holly non può vivere senza di lui, finché non è costretta a farlo. Gerry, infatti, muore a causa di un cancro terminale al cervello ed Holly, vedova a soli 29 anni, non sa cosa fare per rimettere insieme i pezzi.

Anushree Rastogi
A young married couple, Holly and Gerry, have a joke between them: If anything ever happened
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
This was MUCH different than the movie, but I really liked it, I think even more than the movie. It's a honest, raw look at the long road of healing and finding yourself again after losing a part of your heart.
I had bought P.S. I Love You with a collection of other chick lit novels on Ebay before the movie had come out yet. So I figured I would just read the book first for once and see what I thought of the movie after. Now that I've done that, I have to say I really enjoyed the book so much more. The two were vastly different and many things were left out of the movie, but I guess with 512 pages, there's a lot of story you have to cut. I just didn't expect them to change SO MUCH of it. Like Holly's s ...more
P.S. I Love You is an unusual choice for me since it starts off with the protagonist dealing with the death of her husband. Those who have seen my book collection would note that I go for high drama and sweeping romances, stuff for romantics who are in love with love. I always get the ones that start with the heroine being taken by the hero not realizing that they have been falling in love in the process. I couldn't say what drew me to the book but I picked it up and brought it with me to the ca ...more
Oct 29, 2007 Willa rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who wants a light read but normally doesn't go in for chick-lit
Shelves: to-re-read
I chose this book one day when I was in the mood for something different than my usual fare of high fantasy, smart science fiction or classic literature. I spent a long time perusing the chick-lit shelves (not being a fan of the genre, normally) before settling on this book, and I was not disappointed with my choice.

Holly is a widow who watched her husband die from a lengthy illness and is having a hard time dealing with it... But her husband has planned for that and has left her help in that ar
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A very beautiful story that makes sad and makes you smile, though it was a little long-winded and cheesy at times. Holly's friendship with Daniel and her family members was very sweet. Could do with a lot more Gerry, too. Especially now that I see him as Gerard Butler.
With the movie coming out, I finally decided to read the book (however, I don't intend to see the movie as it looks really bad). I wasn't sure what to expect from the book. I didn't know a whole lot about the book before reading it, other than the basic premise.

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
Excerpt: “But Holly, nobody’s life is filled with perfect little moments. And if it were, they wouldn’t be perfect little moments. They would just be normal. How would you ever know happiness if you never experienced downs?”

Devoured the book as well as the movie. Highly recommended.
Dec 28, 2007 Heba rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lulu
This book will make laugh and cry with the character. It describe the feeling of a women who lost her beloved one, her soul mate.

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

القصه تحكي عن امرأه فقدت اعز رفيق ل
Oh my Gosh!!
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

Read this ages ago in paperback. Back then this book was such a hype. Funny thing is I am not part of that worshipful crowd for this sappy romance. In fact, the protagonist gets on my nerve most of the time and I just felt like wanting to give her a good strong kick to help her out of that whiny, self-pitying existence. I even felt the same with the film adaptation of it. Ugh.

The only reason why I did eventually finish it was wholly because the of the engaging storyline and I do love it when ch
I really,really liked this book.It was so beautiful and well written.

Again I liked the movie more than the book. I feel like a mean person saying it for a newly widowed woman, but Holly is an insufferable little shit and I hate her.
Ide ceritanya sederhana tapi unik : bagaimana seorang suami (Gerry) yang merasa hidupnya tak akan lama lagi akibat penyakit kanker yang dideritanya, mempersiapkan sang istri (Holly) yang sangat tergantung padanya dan sangat dicintainya untuk menjalani hidup setelah kepergiannya. Diapun meninggalkan surat-surat untuk dibuka Holly setiap bulan setahun kedepan setelah kematiannya. Surat yang berisi bermacam-macam permintaan berdasarkan apa yang selama ini biasa terjadi di kehidupan mereka.

Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Μια από τις δυσκολότερες καταστάσεις που μπορεί να αντιμετωπίσει ένας άνθρωπος, είναι το να χάσει τον σύντροφό του. Ειδικά όταν αυτό συμβεί σε σχετικά νεαρή ηλικία και μάλιστα, κάτω από τις άσχημες και επίπονες συνθήκες μιας τραγικής αρρώστιας, τα πράγματα είναι ακόμα πιο δύσκολα. Και η κατάσταση σαφώς χειροτερεύει όταν ο άνθρωπός σου δεν βρίσκεται πλέον κοντά σου, το νήμα της ζωής του έχει κοπεί τόσο πρόωρα στερώντας του όλα όσα θα μπορούσε να κάνει ενώ εσύ, μένεις πίσω, εξακολουθείς να είσαι ζ ...more
Jul 12, 2009 Jenny rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Chick lit lovers!
I have to admit that until now I have been a self confessed hater of chick lit. The only chick lit I have ever read and enjoyed is the shopaholic books and even I can admit that, actually, they are pretty crap.

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
PS, I Love You is Chick-Lit, but that's a GOOD thing. I like the premise that a husband would love his wife enough to plan her year to gradually bring her out of her mourning. Wouln't it be a wonderful world if there were such a man out there? I don't care how old Cecilia Ahern is, she told a good story. I agree that some of the characters are flawed, they are self-centered (including Holly), but aren't we all? If she had made them all perfect, wouldn't it have been too sickly sweet? I liked thi ...more
Eleni Ouzouni
Έχουν περάσει πολλά χρόνια από όταν πρωτο διάβασα την ιστορία της Holly και του Gerry. Ακόμα και μετά από τόσο καιρό παραμένει ξεχωριστή γιατί η Cecelia Ahern επιλέγει να μην μας πει μια συνηθισμένη θλιβερή ιστορία αλλά μέσα από τις 10 επιστολές του Gerry που κατευθύνει την συνέχεια της ζωής της μας δείχνει πως μπορούμε να ήμαστε δυνατή μπροστά στο χαμό κάποιου αγαπημένου μας προσώπου, του άλλου μας μισού. Ειλικρινές, συναισθηματικό, ρομαντικά όμορφο, γεμάτο ρεαλιστικότητα και χιούμορ σου ανοίγε ...more
Inês Beato
Estava à espera de um livro idêntico ao filme e acabei por me deparar com uma história que, para além da premissa de base, parece que nada mais tem em comum com a adaptação para o cinema. E isso não é propriamente positivo, já que eu acabei por apreciar mais a versão do filme que a do livro.
A história tem uma base interessante, sobre a recuperação da vontade de viver e a resistência à morte de alguém que amamos, mas achei a escrita bastante simples e, diria até, fraca. A história também poderia
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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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“Finding someone you love and who loves you back is a wonderful, wonderful feeling. But finding a true soul mate is an even better feeling. A soul mate is someone who understands you like no other, loves you like no other, will be there for you forever, no matter what. They say that nothing lasts forever, but I am a firm believer in the fact that for some, love lives on even after we're gone.” 1888 likes
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