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From naughty children to rebellious teenagers, Rosie and Alex have stuck by each other through thick and thin. But just as they're discovering the joys of teenage nights on the town and dating disasters, they're separated. Alex's family moves from Dublin to America, and Alex goes with them. For good. Rosie's lost without him. But on the eve of her departure to join Alex in Boston, Rosie gets news that will change her life forever and keep her at home in Ireland.

Their magical connection sees them through the ups and downs of each other's lives but neither of them knows whether their friendship can really survive the years and miles as well as new relationships. And at the back of Rosie's mind is whether they were meant to be more than just good friends all along.

Misunderstandings, circumstances, and sheer bad luck have kept them out of each other's arms, but when presented with the ultimate opportunity, will they gamble everything, including their friendship, for true love? Destiny, Alex and Rosie discover, is a funny thing and fate isn't quite done with them yet.

©2005 Cecelia Ahern (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Great story

This is a great story of love and life.

This is a tale of slowly falling in love with yourself, and your best friend.

The way the story was told through letters was an interesting foil for the story. It made it captivating, and entertaining. The performances for each character were unique and allowed me to develop them in my minds eye. Such a lovely story.

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  • Tammy
  • 07-11-08

Brilliant!

It is hard to describe how good this book is. Once you get use to the style you get pulled into the world of Rosie and Alex. It is a bittersweet story of years lost due to misunderstandings and life generally getting in the way.

It can make you cry and before you know it you are laughing and identifying with the characters!

This is the best book I have heard this year!

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  • Geraldine Quirke
  • 10-08-17

pure love

I cried laught and fell in love all over again. it took me back xx

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  • Emily
  • 08-22-17

Beautiful

Perfect in every way. Great story, wonderfully read. Sent me back and forth crying and laughing.

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  • Georgie
  • 04-19-15

Absolutely superb

This book is amazing. Hopeless romantics will swoon in happiness and wail in frustration. Superb. And the narrations are great as well

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  • 03-29-15

Warm and fuzzy

I really enjoyed this one. The story is told really well through the use of letters and instant messages. Great narrators too! A nice, easy listening, feel good romance.

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  • Elena
  • 02-11-16

Poorly written brilliant idea

The ideas in the book are brilliant but the writing was cringeworthy and the narrations even more so. I love accents but when listening to an audiobook the Irish and Scottish accents were frustrating. It was also hard to follow as an audiobook because of the letter format where it switched between the characters' perspectives. I usually prefer the book to the movie version but this was definitely an exception.