Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Book #42 - P.S. I Love You

P.S. I Love You
Cecelia Ahern

Blurb: Holly couldn't live without her husband Gerry, until the day she had to. They were the kind of young couple who could finish each other's sentences. When Gerry succumbs to a terminal illness and dies, 30-year-old Holly is set adrift, unable to pick up the pieces. But with the help of a series of letters her husband left her before he died and a little nudging from an eccentric assortment of family and friends, she learns to laugh, overcome her fears, and discover a world she never knew existed. (From Goodreads)

Length: Medium - 375 pages

Notes: I have a problem. Once I start a book, if I'm a decent amount of pages into it, I can't quit it. About a third of the way through this book, I really wished that I had never started it. It got better the farther into I got, but it still wasn't a book that I liked. Not only was the language horrible, (what is it with European Chick Lit and bad language??), but the writing was horrible in my opinion. And I thought the main point of the book should have been centered around the letters that her husband left her, but they seemed to almost be an afterthought. But I did cry several times - it would be impossible not to when the book is about a woman who's husband passed away. But overall, not my favorite!!

Random quote : "She had been given a wonderful gift: life. Sometimes it was cruelly taken away too soon, but it's what you did with it that counted, not how long it lasted."

Recommend: No.

Have you read this book? Share your feelings!


Cassie said...

I just can't believe you're on book 42 for the year ALREADY!

Abby said...

I'm reading as much as I possibly can but am nowhere NEAR you. I envy your time to read! And the language thing - I think sometimes they're "slang" is worse to our ears, although yes, they're much more "colorful" in that respect!