Book Review: P.S. I Love You
P.S. I love you is a romantic novel written by Cecilia Ahern which was published in 2004. I read it 3-4 years back and immediately fell in love with this love story with a difference. The book has been successfully adapted into a movie starring Hillary Swank and Gerard Butler.
P.S. I Love You
P.S. I Love You (2007)
Shoot for the moon, even if you fail, you'll land among the stars— Cecelia Ahern, P.S. I Love You
The book tells the story of Holly and Gerry who are married and live in Dublin. They deeply love each other but also fight occasionally like every other married couple. Tragedy strikes when Gerry suddenly dies due to brain tumor. This devastates Holly and she loses all reason to live. Grief-stricken Holly withdraws from her family & friends and retreats into her shell. One day her mother calls her and informs her about a package which is addressed to her. In the package, Holly finds ten envelopes, one for each month after Gerry died, containing messages from him, all ending with “P.S. I Love You”. The messages are Gerry’s way of telling her how much he loves her and fills Holly with hope & encouragement. She starts looking forward to opening each envelope every month and is filled with anticipation what the next envelope will hold.Each message from Gerry sends Holly on a new adventure and as the months pass, Holly slowly starts recovering from the grief that had engulfed her after Gerry’s sudden death.
Don't be afraid to fall in love again. Open your heart and follow where it leads you...and remember, shoot for the moon.— Cecelia Ahern, P.S. I Love You
It is a very interesting read and a very emotional one too. Love is the central theme of the book and it is presented in such a unique way. Dealing with the death of your beloved can be devastating but life goes on. You have to keep on living and learn to be happy again for the sake of your family and friends but most importantly, for the sake of your lost love who would never have wanted to see you unhappy.
A beautiful well-written story which will make you cry and also make you appreciate your loved ones. Cecilia Ahern has created some compelling characters. Her writing style is simple and sometimes amateurish but the beauty of the story covers all the flaws. The poignancy of loss, letting go and rediscovery is beautifully captured in the book. It's a touching and emotional story about the long road of healing and finding yourself again after losing a loved one. I will definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves to read chick-lit.
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 experience downs?— Cecelia Ahern, P.S. I Love You
About The Author
Cecelia Ahern is an Irish author who is best known for her first novel 'P.S. I Love You'. Two of her books have been adapted into movies and over 25 million of her books have been sold worldwide. She has published several novels and contributed many short stories to various anthologies. She also created and produced the ABC comedy 'Samantha Who?' which starred Christina Applegate.
Cecilia was nominated as the Best Newcomer 2004-05 at the British Book Awards for her debut novel 'PS, I Love You'. She won the 2005 Irish Post Award for Literature and a 2005 Corine Award for her second book 'Where Rainbows End', which was voted for by German readers. Cecelia was voted Author of Year in the UK Glamour Women of the Year Awards in the year 2008.
Remember our wonderful memories, but please don't be afraid to make some more.— Cecelia Ahern, P.S. I Love You
P.S. I Love You (Film)
P.S. I Love You is a 2007 American Romance movie based on the 2004 novel of the same name by Cecilia Ahern. The film starred Hillary Swank and Gerard Butler in the lead roles. There are a few differences between the novel and the film adaptation but on the whole, the film stays fairly true to the novel.
P.S. I Love You Official Trailer #1 - (2007) HD
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