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PS, I Love You

3.98 of 5 stars 3.98  ·  rating details  ·  181,082 ratings  ·  5,454 reviews
A wonderfully warm and heartfelt debut from a stunning new talent. Everyone needs a guardian angel! Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mates. But not Holly and Gerry. Childhood sweethearts, they could finish each other's sentences and even when they fought, they laughed. No one could imagine Holly and Gerry without each other. Until the unthinkable happe...more
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Published February 3rd 2004 by Hyperion (first published September 1st 2003)
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Candice
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...more
Kate
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...more
Tara
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...more
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
Gillian
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...more
asdewi
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Annie
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...more
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
Leigh
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...more
Kimberly
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
Ros
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
Keri
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...more
Sarah
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.
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...more
Willa
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...more
Heba
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...more
Lili
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...more
Rita
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.

Ceritanya...more
αgustinα
PS, I Love You es un vaivén de emociones, una historia enternecedora y, al mismo tiempo, graciosa. No es algo que quisieras que te pasara a ti ni a ningún ser querido, lo cual es curioso en cierta medida, pero nos deja para que hagamos una reflexión importante. He soltado carcajadas en una página y llorado en la siguiente. De verdad lo recomiendo.
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
Jenny
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...more
Vasia
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.
Farah
218 halaman di ebook ini, dan gue menangis di tiap halamannya.
Gila, dua hari terakhir ini gue baca PS: I love you, mata gue bengkak parah.
Untung gue ngga baca pas hari kerja. Kalo engga, gue bakal kerja dengan mata bengkak hahaha

Entah kenapa ya, somehow it feels like I can relate with the story, deeply.
Gue bisa ngerasain kehilangannya Holly disini.
Bangun di pagi hari, setelah semalaman menangisi orang yang telah 'pergi', dan tahu bahwa gue akan menjalani hari ini sendirian.
Bedanya, Holly tahu...more
Katsumi
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
Blair
I really,really liked this book.It was so beautiful and well written.

María
Es la historia de una mujer que sigue su vida después de la muerte de su esposo mediante una seguidilla de notas que él le había dejado a modo de "tips", las cuales terminan con: "P.D: Te Amo."
¿Por qué tres estrellas?
Bah... Me pasé llorando más de la mitad del libro.
No estoy para estos bailes.
Christine
Mar 24, 2009 Christine rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like chick flicks.
I was so underwhelmed by this book I finished it without even realizing it. I usually get a sense of satisfaction when I finish a book, that I completed it, and excitement to move on to the next. Well I was just glad it was over.

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.

I had...more
Rachel Vitz
I happened across a book review for this book a few days ago.
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
sinta nisfuanna
Membayangkan orang meninggal saja sudah getir, apalagi jika yang ‘pergi’ adalah sosok tersayang yang begitu dekat dengan kita. Pernikahan yang telah berlangsung 15 tahun membuat Holly kesulitan menerima kematian Gerry, sang suami. Banyak, sangat banyak kenangan yang berhamburan di kepalanya setiap kali mengenang orang yang sangat dicintainya. Kematian Gerry, benar-benar membuat Holly Kennedy terpuruk dan tenggelam dalam kedukaan.

Setelah perlawanannya pada kanker otak telah mendekati akhir, Gerry...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.” 1552 likes
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