Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern

Love, Rosie
Love, Rosie

Recommended by Lori Cormack

Previously published under the title ‘Where Rainbows End’, this book has had a wee makeover since it was launched by well-loved chic-lit Irish author Ahern in 2004 after it was turned into a movie in 2014.

Spanning more than two decades, it centralises on Rosie and Alex, best friends since they were five years old.

It is told through the many letters, emails, instant messages, cards and postcards that the two send to each other throughout their lives, as well as all of the written communication they have with their friends and family too.

This style was a little difficult to get used to in the beginning, and with no dates throughout the book, Ahern cleverly ties in birthday cards and anniversaries to keep you updated on how much time has passed.

While Alex enjoys a privilidged life after leaving Dublin for Boston aged 17, Rosie is left to deal with one setback after another.

The age old question is asked time and time again - can boys and girls really be ‘just friends’, and you’re left wondering right til the end if they will ever get it together.