Title: P.S. I Love You
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Book #: Standalone
Publication: December 2004, by Hyperion
“Shoot for the moon, even if you fail, you’ll land among the stars”
I decided to read this book, because I really liked the movie. Turns out, the book is even better!
A few parts had been changed in the movie recreation and after having read the book I don’t understand why. I really preferred those aspects how they originally were in the book. But, anyway! Books are usually better than their movies and this particular movie was pretty good, so I can’t really complain!
Even though I had already watched the movie, and so kind of knew what was coming, this book didn’t fail to surprise me.
It was not as cheesy as I expected. It was actually not cheesy at all! I felt that it was very honest. I was very happy that it didn’t have the motto “life goes on” too much. Because if you lose someone so close to you, it’s only natural to feel like life has stopped. Like it’s the end of the world. On the other hand, it wasn’t depressing either. It just kept perfect balance!
Holly’s (the protagonist’s) character felt especially true and honest to me. I could empathize with her, even though, thankfully, I haven’t experienced a similar situation. I liked how her thoughts were often going back to that situation and her husband, because that’s how it always happens in these kinds of situations. It was generally depicted very realistically and I couldn’t ask for anything more in that department. I also enjoyed all other characters of the book. There was a wide range of personalities, from the “crazy” and fun sister, to the calm and (mostly) rational best friend. The book was mostly centered around Holly, though, so everyone else did not play that big of a role!
I found the book highly motivational, which is something that I expected, but not exactly in the form that I got it. Okay, I know that was incredibly unclear, so let me explain. I was expecting it to be motivating in the dealing-with-loss and moving-on aspect. But I also got really motivated in the finding-a-job department. Which, I know, can be a part of the first ones, but I was still not exactly expecting it. All I can say is that the next time I will have to go to a job interview I will read a few chapters of this book first! It made me think like anything is possible! Like I just have to figure out what my dream job is and then just go for it. Shoot for the moon!
The thing I loved most about the book was the ending! Don’t worry I’m not going to spoil you!!! I’m only going to say that I loved how it surprised me! I was expecting a stereotypical ending of an adult romance / chick-lit book, but that definitely wasn’t what I got. I was very pleased by that and ended up giving the book an extra half-a-star just for that!
Holly held the blue cotton sweater to her face and the familiar smell immediately struck her, an overwhelming grief knotting her stomach and pulling at her heart.
I liked the many different kinds of characters!
A very sweet, but not cheesy book.
Recommend it for…
- fans of adult romance, who don’t like typical chick-lit books
I love you. If you’re wondering… no I did not cry with this book either! Still in search for the book that’s going to make me cry.