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Love, Rosie

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  111,267 ratings  ·  9,868 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
Paperback, 512 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Hachette Books (first published November 8th 2004)
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V. Sam fits the character Alex pretty good I guess.
Tessie He had loved her all along. He had loved her all his life, so I think that he may had have difficulty distinguishing loving her and being in love with…moreHe had loved her all along. He had loved her all his life, so I think that he may had have difficulty distinguishing loving her and being in love with her. Also not wanting to risk such a beautiful and lifelong friendship to be replaced with a awkward silence. He valued Rosie too much to risk something that he wasn't sure she had wanted. (less)

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Sasha Alsberg
May 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book was...okay. It wasn't bad, it did make me laugh and giggle a bunch which saved this book for me! Although, there was a major downfall for me:
The first 100 pages were really good!
The next 100 pages were slowing down and getting draggy
The next 219 pages went at a frustrating snails pace until FINALLY the last page had what the whole book was leading up to.
I am disappointed by Love, Rosie because it could've been SO MUCH better if it wasn't so slow and draggy. At the end I didn't like Al
Nov 22, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cont-romance
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 when it takes too 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.

Don't get me wrong, I really adored this book a
Mar 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Book 25/100 for 2015

This was such a cute book! Although this was a pretty long book for a contemporary, it covered the lives of Rosie and Alex from ages 5 to 50 and I remained interested in their story the whole time. I loved these two characters but at the same time I wanted to smack them over the head several times for being so stupid.
As for the writing style, it is written in the forms of letters, emails, chat rooms (hahaha who even uses those even more?) and instant messages. This took me a
Nov 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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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
Ramona Popescu
Jan 23, 2017 rated it really liked it

I have a week spot for best friends turn lovers books and after a friend recommended me this one, I was very curious to read it. I wanted something nice and easy, to just spend a weekend in bed reading.
This was my first book from Cecelia Ahern and after hearing so many amazing things about her, I had to crack the ice and see for myself.

Meet Rosie and Alex, 2 best friends that share with us their funny and sad moments. Why share? Because the book is made of letters, emails, notes and postcards!
Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
"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
Mar 23, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Update 2/2/16 FILM IS WAY BETTER!
DNF @ 55%.

Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope.

This book started out really promising. I liked the letters and emails thing, it was something I have never read before. But my God, does Cecelia Ahern know how to drag a story out. And then things kept separating Alex and Rosie and it just got really tedious. I don't care. I don't fricking care anymore!!! They were both unlikeable in my opinion. I didn't ship them together once they got to about 23.

The writing was actually ok
Volver a releer este libro fue una de las mejores decisiones que tomé últimamente. Amo esta historia y a sus personajes con todo mi corazón.

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
April (Aprilius Maximus)
Dec 31, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
*AKA LOVE, ROSIE IN THE UNITED STATES* I have REALLY mixed feelings about this one. I loved the writing style and the way it was written (in letters, emails and IM's), but it was so FRUSTRATING and it literally took (view spoiler) for them to finally USE THEIR BRAINS AND JUST TELL EACH OTHER HOW THEY FEEL! It was SO ANNOYING. And then at the end, (view spoiler) ...more
Mary ツ⋆
Jun 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Love, Rosie is a captivating story of two childhood best friends, Alex and Rosie who were pretty much destined to fall in love with each other. Despite everything that happened in their lives, they always had each other's back. Their friendship is so strong that throughout the years, even being thousands of miles apart, they remained the best of friends.

This was such a sad, but a sweet love story. This book was phenomenally written with its unique format, although for me, it is rather painful, o
Nov 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
"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. "

Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016

LOVE, ROSIE made me feel nostalgic about the future.

i generally don't read books that follow the characters into their adult life, but this novel really changed my perspective on that. for the majority of the book, rosie is in her twenties and thirties and raising a child. because the pacing is fast, it made me realize how time moves so quickly. before you know it, years have gone by and everything has changed, but at the same time, nothing's changed. i dunno, it made me feel thoughtful abo
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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
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 only have to feel!! I really like all the other char ...more
A cute story about best friends also being soul mates. I liked how the author told the entire story in the form of letter writing, emailing and instant messaging done between the two protagonists and their family/ friends.
Apr 15, 2015 rated it really liked it

** 3,5-4 "honestly, truly, completely" STARS **

That was so cute!

Just what I'd needed! I guess sometimes you need to squeeze in a light read inbetween all the dark and tense ones! ;)

** ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review **
Apr 29, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been thinking about this book ever since I read Me Before You (I blame Sam Claflin) and I think I've finally settled on 4 stars.

Get yourself a copy of the book here!

I have decided that I am actually going to leave this unrated. I feel like a 3 star rating does not do it justice, my reasons for disliking the book do not permit me to give it a 4/5 star and I didn't hate it enough for a 1/2 star.

I adored this book. Truly. From the first page I knew that
Jun 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
[I HAVE TO write this book review but it's gonna be so hard! I have billions of notes on my e-reader I think I'll end up not writing it at all. OH MY GOD, THIS IS MUCH MORE FRUSTRATING THAN THE WHOLE BOOK WAS.]


E-book copy kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

"Mistake are the portals of discovery."
James Joyce

I love that quote - I really do. But seriously, how many years of mistakes did it take them to even realize they were perfect together
Aj the Ravenous Reader
Proper review may or may not come. ^^

This is one of those romantic novels that is not at all cheesy and this is why I liked this book. It teaches you so many things about love such as it should not be rushed and that two people can stay in love with each other despite distance and living different lives.
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
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
"I've learned that home isn't a place, it's a feeling."

This is one of those rare instances where the movie is better than the book. I don’t mean to be rude, but this is just a bunch of clusterfucked notes and emails from two people who are too scared to tell what they feel for each other, so they ended up losing decades of their lives.
Ready Player One movie adaptation is a shitfest.
The Lightning Thief movie adaptation was butchered.
Love, Rosie movie adaptation turned out to be a lot
Aug 31, 2007 rated it really liked it
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.
Home isn't a place, its a feeling.

This is one of those books that, ever since it first came out, no matter if I already know how it ends or if it's not my favorite book on the list, I always come back and reread from time to time.
It's one of those books I like to call mood reads because you don't read it because you want to, you read it because you feel it's the right thing to do in that moment.

Where Rainbows End, or Love, Rosie as you want to call it, is a bittersweet and funny journey thr
Jan 12, 2009 rated it it was ok
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
Kimberley doruyter
Feb 27, 2015 rated it liked it
so she marries an ass and he marries bitches and they both have random kids does enyone else see a problem?
i did like the writing itself, it made me giggle.
Aishu Rehman
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I was as frustrated by this book as I was addicted to it. Rosie and Alex were always in love with each other but never at the right place at the right time, both emotionally and physically. And neither would admit their feelings. I tore through the pages muttering under my breath that if the author did not make things right EVENTUALLY, I would lose it. I won't give anything away.

I thought it was adorable that Rosie's daughter Katie had a relationship with a boy named Toby that completed mirrored
Noor The Shape-shifter
This book is a cupcake that showers you with rainbows and glitter from the very first bite/chapter. ❤
Taylor Knight
I have so many feelings about this book. On one hand, I loved the writing style. It was creative and original. But on the other hand, I wanted to throw this book at the wall so many times while reading. I wasn't fond of the characters. I really liked reading about them when they were kids but the older they got, the more I started to hate them. Rosie was such an awful person. I wasn't a fan of Alex either but Rosie really got on my nerves.
I spent most of this book being frustrated with the char
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Cecelia Ahern was born and grew up in Dublin. She is now published in nearly fifty countries, and has sold over twenty-five million copies of her novels worldwide. Two of her books have been adapted as films and she has created several TV series.

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