How to fall in love
She has just two weeks. Two weeks to teach him how to fall in love – with his own life.
Adam Basil and Christine Rose are thrown together late one night, when Christine is crossing the Halfpenny Bridge in Dublin. Adam is there, poised, threatening to jump. Adam is desperate – but Christine makes a crazy deal with him. His 35th birthday is looming and she bets him she can show him that life is worth living before then.
Despite her determination, Christine knows what a dangerous promise she’s made. Against the ticking of the clock, the two of them embark on wild escapades, grand romantic gestures and some unlikely late-night outings. Slowly, Christine thinks Adam is starting to fall back in love with his life.
But has she done enough to change his mind for good? And is that all that’s starting to happen?
[Lets go bananas, bananas..]
I've just finished this book and I'm laughing a little crazily.
This is also a proof of the fact that I'm crazy because i have my exams and yet I'm reading books and writing reviews and laughing like a person gone bat shit crazy.
That I am.
So what do i say about this book?
Meh, meh, nyeah.
That's exactly how i feel about this book.
I'm like in a rant mode now so be prepared.
When i started this book i quite liked it. Christine, the protagonist is the wacky lady who's just seen a guy shoot himself in his head and then changed her life coz watching a guy kill yourself in front of you is a life changing experience (no sarcasm there, hones.).
And then she meets Adam. Uhh, who's about to just from the H'appeny Bridge. So Christine sees this as her chance to undo her mistake with the previous guy (the one i mentioned above, the one who shot himself in the head). And so she begs him to please give her chance till his birthday (2 weeks later) to make him want to live again.
Now this might sound a little more than cracked (it does to me to), but Cecelia Ahern has the Stephenie Meyer effect and it doesn't feel so ridiculous when reading the book. In fact the first part is quite fun actually. Basically Christine just keeps doing these crazy thing and you wonder whats wrong with her, but you admit you've fallen prey for Adam's cheeckbones, so you don't do much and go along.
And for bonus there are a lot of funny parts including one in which Christine dips her chin in cake icing and so gets a dripping Gandalf beard (i might be exaggerating).
There are so many things wrong with this book. But did i mention the Stephenie Meyer effect?
So in the end most of it is okay.
It makes you life and enjoy the insanities of living in a make believe world.
Basically a rom com.
That's what this book is. A total rom com.
I was enjoying this book until the point.
The the point I'm referring to is when she so pathetically dramatically tells Simon (the guy who shot himself in the head), that she is 'in love with Adam'.
Why do i have a problem with this, you might ask?
After all it was obvious they'd fall in love and she was in love with him, i agree.
BUT DID YOU HAVE TO MAKE A PART OF HER TELLING THAT TO A DEAD- ALMOST DEAD- GUY AND THEN COMPLETELY TRANSFORM HER INTO THAT BLONDE PATHETIC HOPELESS LADY FROM A ROM COM??
There was so much i thought was wrong after that. I guess i just can't wrap my head around the fact that somebody can be so hopeless and pathetic and stupid and send the novel into free fall.
After that i didn't like the book much and everything was so predictable and i felt like personally throttling Christine for being the above mentioned.
As side notes, i really enjoyed Christine's crazy family but i did not like the Detective and his daughter story part or Amelia's story.
I also didn't like her ex husbands part all that much but at times it was comical, but why the fuck did she marry him?
Its like before the guy who shot himself in the head, this Christine didn't know how to think.
Sad life really.
And then after that she becomes Miss WhackHead but that's the part i like best after. Then after that comes, you know, the dreadfully awful stage of pathetic blonde from rom com.
After the incident, i felt the book lost a lot of direction and structure and became unreadable at certain levels. Ask Raven, I've droned on enough.
But see in the end i did not hate this book. The ending is soo cliche rom com that i could have told you that would happen before reading it. But it wasn't bad. Like compared to the free fall. And it was really sweet and it fit perfectly. So i gracefully forgave Christine for becoming the pathetic person she had become and wished her well on having her lovey dovey love story.
So i guess the bad part is from after the incident to after they do it.
I'm literally telling you everything but i needn't even do that but i wouldn't really recommend reading it.
Just someone make into a really funny and cute and whacky film and I'll watch it.
No i did not hate this book, i just didn't love it, sorry Cecelia Ahern.
There are some books of Cece i love but others no so much. This would go into the latter. If you want to read more Cece then read P. S. I love you (really soo good and magical), The time of my life (crazy yet completely fun), A place called here(ditto),The gift(i can't explain why but i really liked it).
So if ye want to read a rom com with its fair share of sweetness and if you can handle people falling pathetically in love and if you like guys named Adam with cheeckbones(if you dont, get out.), then totes read it.
(it honestly is not as bad as i made it sound)
|3 stars :(|