Where Rainbows End (Di Ujung Pelangi)
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Where Rainbows End (Di Ujung Pelangi)

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  26,262 ratings  ·  2,389 reviews
Mulai dari anak-anak nakal sampai menjelma jadi remaja pemberontak, Rosie dan Alex selalu bersama-sama dalam susah maupun senang. Namun sayang, di tengah-tengah serunya masa remaja, mereka harus berpisah. Alex dan keluarganya harus pindah ke Amerika. Untuk selamanya.

Rosie benar-benar tersesat tanpa Alex. Namun pada malam sebelum keberangkatannya untuk bersatu lagi bersama...more
Paperback, 632 pages
Published November 2008 by Gramedia Pustaka Utama (first published January 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...more
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...more
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 empece y bueno, 9 hrs. después lo acabe 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 &...more
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.
Colleen
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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...more
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...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...more
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...more
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...more
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
Dev
I read this because it was recommended to me by a friend. First of all, I loved the friendship between Alex and Rosie. The book starts off when they are 7 years old and spans close to 50 years through letters, emails, cards, and IMs. (I wished the letters had dates on them. It’s just my thing. But, it didn’t really take away from the story ~ it’s just my personal preference.) At some point Rosie realizes she has feeling for Alex, but he’s in a relationship with someone else; a few years later, A...more
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
Christina
This book is about Rosie and Alex who've been best friends since they were little kids. But then they're separated when Alex and his family move to the U.S. They stay in touch by writing e-mails and letters. Which is how the story is told. Through their letters.
You just can't help but fall in love with their friendship. Even though they're thousands of miles apart they still manage to keep their friendship alive. [Spoiler?!] But I'm not going to lie, at times it is frustrating because they can't...more
Dalimar
Al igual que con el libro P.D. te amo, Cecelia vuelve a enamorarme con su gran talento. Esta historia es demasiado hermosa,conmovedora , cómica y emocionante, que expresar todo los que me hicieron sentir Rosie , Alex y cada uno de los personajes se me hace difícil. Porque he sentido de todo. Sencillamente puedo decir que es brillante.


Narrada mediante,cartas ,correos electrónicos, chat y hasta uno que otro fax,la historia jamás decayó ni perdió el ritmo. Si no que cada vez se volvía más interesa...more
Nikoleta
Πρώτη φορά διαβάζω επιστολικό μυθιστόρημα. Κ πολύ χαίρομαι που ξεκίνησα με το συγκεκριμένο. Θεωρούσα αδιανόητο να παρακολουθώ τη ζωή της ηρωίδας από τα 5 μέχρι τα 50 της χρόνια μέσα από email, γράμματα, και ευχετήριες κάρτες και να μη με ενοχλεί. Εδώ όμως φαίνεται το ταλέντο και η δουλειά που παραδίδει ένας πραγματικός συγγραφέας. Δεν αφήνει κενά, ούτε τρύπες σε κατευθύνει και σε εισάγει στις ζωές αρκετών προσώπων με έξυπνο τρόπο. Τρυφερο, απρόβλεπτο με αρκετές δόσεις χιούμορ. Μου άρεσε πολύ.
Inge
EDIT 15/05/2013: Just found out that they're working on a film adaptation for this, with Sam Claflin! <3 Less excited about Lily Collins but oh well.

A very fun, light read! Absolutely loved it! Cecelia is definitely becoming one of my favourite authors.
Nikki
I'm admittedly a crybaby... with the right book, movie... song. But, this book was something else for me. It broke my heart about 237 times. I am fairly certain I spent the last 40-50% of the book in tears.

This is a happy/sad story told through a series of emails, texts, and letters. Two best friends -- soul mates. Always the wrong timing. My god, it just broke my heart to see these two hold out for so incredibly long... I understand responsibility and all of that. Life gets in the way again an...more
Karina C.L
Un momento por favor, Acabo de terminarlo y tengo que secar mis puñeteras lagrimas.
Ok,por donde empiezo... Este libro es uno de los mas hermosos y realistas que he leído en mi vida, yo solo no puedo explicar la sensación que me embarga en este momento, me siento tan satisfecha y feliz de no haber pasado de este.
Se me hizo largo, si, y tan frustrante! había momentos en que todo estaba tan bien y algo ocurría y de los 2 pasos que se habían avanzado 5 retrocedían, pero en ningún momento pensé en po...more
Diana
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Makii
Tengo un millón de sentimientos agolpándose en mi....de verdad que este libro me partió el corazón....en sentido bueno y malo...
Quizás porque soy una romántica empedernida,una llorica de primera...pero de verdad que me volvió loca....
Ni siquiera se por donde empezar! pero SE QUE NECESITO escribir sobre este libro!
Lo ame y lo odie...y muchas cosas mas....
Demuestra tan claramente las vueltas de la vida...los encuentros y desencuentros..las decisiones que no tomamos,las palabras que no decimos,las...more
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...more
Rosa
Es curioso porque en la infancia crees que puedes ser cualquier cosa que quieras, ir a donde te venga en gana.
No hay límites. Esperas lo inesperado, crees en la magia.
Luego te haces mayor y la inocencia se hace añicos. Las realidades de la vida se interponen en tu camino y caes en la cuenta de que no puedes ser todo lo que querías ser, que quizá tengas que conformarte con un poquito menos.
¿Por qué dejamos de creer en nosotros mismos? ¿Por qué permitimos que los hechos y las cifras acaben gobern
...more
Rachel
This book is made up entirely of emails and letters. I was hoping for some real dialogue and it didn't happen. I read "P.S. I love You" and thought it was a touching book, so I picked this book up hoping for the same.

It is too thick of a book just to tell the simple plot line of this story. The ending is unbelievably predictable and actually, quite pointless. To drag a plot line like this one out as long as the author did makes absolutely no sense, and simply bores the reader.

Just read "P.S. I L...more
Faith
[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...more
Marcie
I read Ahern's first novel, PS I Love You, when it was first released, and I had mixed feelings about it. I thought I'd give her books another try when I saw this one at a garage sale. It's written in a letter-type style, which means that the whole book is an exchange of letters, postcards, emails or instant messages between the two main characters, their siblings, their children and their friends. While I think this style can be effective and entertaining, I am not enjoying it in this particula...more
Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Οι σχέσεις ανάμεσα στα δύο φύλα, είναι εκ φύσεως περίπλοκες. Πολλοί δε, ασπάζονται την άποψη πως, δεν μπορεί να υπάρξει πραγματική φιλία ανάμεσα σε έναν άντρα και μια γυναίκα, πως κάποια στιγμή της ζωής του, θα ξεπηδήσουν από μέσα τους βαθύτερα συναισθήματα, έστω κι αν δεν είναι αμοιβαία. Τι γίνεται όμως στην περίπτωση που συνειδητοποιήσουμε με το πέρασμα των χρόνων πως, αυτό που αισθανόμαστε για τον καλύτερό μας φίλο, είναι κάτι περισσότερο από μια απλή φιλία; Πως οι δεσμοί που μας δένουν, είνα...more
Shannon
I could not put this book down! Read it in 2.5 Days. I thought it was a really unique way of writing a novel because it was literally a story told through note passing, emails, instant messaging & letters. You get to know each character & what is going on in their lives through conversations between everyone. I really liked that about the book because it was so different. The only part about the book I didn't like was how long it took for the main characters to finally get together. I kn...more
Khairiyyahb
I may or may not be a cry baby when it comes to books but I love Cecelia Ahern and I plan on reading all of her books. In fact, I might have a few already waiting for me on my bedside table.

I'm not a teen mum, a 30 years old single mother or a lonely divorced woman of forty but I felt Rosie's problems as if they were mine. Suddenly I was 17 again and a few pages later I was fifty crying for a long lost love. I'm twenty and I felt all the phases of a life pass me by.

This is the story of an ordina...more
Francy Narváez
Hacia tanto tiempo que lloraba tanto con un libro, aunque sin duda también reí y rabie. No puedo más que pensar en cuan triste y hermosa es de mil formas esta historia.

Cecilia nos introduce en el mundo de Rossie y Alex (junto con todos los que lo rodean) mientras estos intentan mantener su amistad mediante carlas y correos electrónicos, pero a medida que los años van pasando llega el momento en el que debido a el ascenso de su padre Alex debe mudarse a Boston. Él y Rosie intentaran mantener su a...more
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