Sunday, May 1, 2011

Book of the day: "P.S., I Love You"

In honor of International Chick Lit Month and our one year blogoversary, we're bringing you a book a day (and then some). If you've read the book and want to comment on this post with your thoughts, please do. If you haven't read it yet, we hope you'll take interest in it after hearing our thoughts. To make this fun, anyone who comments on any of these posts has a chance to be entered in a drawing for a special prize. The more posts you comment on, the more chances to win! (See here for contest details.)

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. (Summary courtesy of Goodreads.)

Melissa P:
This book was so heart wrenching and full of real emotion that I couldn’t tear myself away from it. I remember being in tears but I just couldn’t stop myself from reading on. The craziest thing about it is that Cecilia was only 22 or so when she wrote it. I would love to someday ask her how she was able to write such raw emotions and heartbreaking loss at such a young age. If you have only seen the movie, please read the book. It’s so different than the movie.This book will forever be at the top of my list.

Melissa A:
I was hesitant to read this because of the topic and the fact that I had recently gotten married when this came out. However, Ms. Ahern won me over with some of her other books, so I gave it a chance. I'm so glad I did because it drew me right in and I couldn't get enough! I laughed and cried along with Holly and her family and friends. I also think that the movie didn't do justice to the book.

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29 comments:

BRN2SHOP9 said...

I didn't realize the movie was based on a book. Now that I do I look forward to reading it.

emilee said...

This was such a great book... classic chick lit! Great book to highlight during Chick Lit month!

shazjera said...

I never saw the movie but OH brought me P.S I love You for a Christmas present (feels like years ago now!)

My over-riding memory is one of tears although I do remember being quite absorbed in her healing journey.

Looking forward to seeing all the 'Book of the Day' blogs throughout May.

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S.Sabia said...

I have seen the movie but haven't read the book. Thanks for the opportunity!

Clary said...

The movie based on this book made me a fan of Gerard Butler. And I sobbed like a baby.

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Froggie said...

I've only seen the movie, but if the book is even half as good as the movie then I know I will LOVE it!

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Chica Latina said...

I have yet to read a Cecilia Ahern novel. Does her reputation precede her?

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Makis said...

I loved this book, my best friend lend it to me, and I loved her more for that! I read it while on vacation, and could not put it down, even though it is not the same, it help me to remember my mother's legacy. Cecelia is the best, I also recommend "Thanks for the memories" by Ahern.

Jencey said...

I have read this book. I would say it is one of my favorites. I was definitely interested in reading more by her. I also definitely thought it was much better than the movie.

Sherry said...

OMG I loved this movie and would love even more to read what a great way to start off the contest.
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Heather said...

I have only seen the movie. Now I want to read the book too!
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susana said...

Si, lo conozco. I know it. In spanish is "Postada: te quiero"
I haven't seen the moovie.

susana said...

Yes I know the book. In spanish is " Postdata: te quiero". I haven't seen the moovie...

RivkaBelle said...

I read the book before I saw the movie - it was my first Ahern novel, and I enjoyed it ... Took me a little bit to get into it, but once I did it was a good read :o)

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Kirsten McElroy said...

The subject of this book absolutely terrifies me, as my husband and I just discussed this very subject last night....what I would do if he passed away and I was suddenly left on my own. I feel sick just thinking about it.

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Nina said...

I am really curious about this book after having read Ahern's "Book of Tomorrow" and being so impressed by it! Will definitely need to add this to the read list!
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Jennifer said...

I loved this book, but hated the movie. One of the worst book to film adaptaions ever. I was so disappointed by the film, probably because I loved the book so much.
If you havent read PS I love you, read it! Its a GREAT book!

tkj81 said...

I have this book on my TBR pile. I am thinking this will be next to read!

Kirsten McElroy said...

I definitely want to read this! It sounds like a subject that's unfortunately right up my alley!

Anonymous said...

I loved the movie, so I know I wo uld love the book, the movie's usually aren't nearly as good as the book, but I just love seeing them come to life anyway. I will definitely read this book, I believe it would be one I would want to always keep.
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Tiffany said...

Wow, I really thought I commented on this one... guess not! I have not yet read the book... moveie was good, of course the book is always better!
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Jeryl. M. said...

Sounds sad.

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Literary Marie said...

I've only saw the movie and interested in reading the book after your post.

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Margaret said...

I loved the movie but haven't read this one yet. I have read one of hers though and really enjoyed it!

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Tiffany Drew said...

I loved this movie, so sad! I didn't know it was based on a book until a year or so after I saw it. I haven't read it yet, but I plan to. I will have to prepare myself first and get those tissues ready.

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S.Sabia said...

I just realized I didn't add my e-mail in my previous post.
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Bec said...

One of the best, if not the best, Cecelia books

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Kat said...

Have only seen the movie and can only imagine how much more emotional the book will be.

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Sarah said...

I loved this book so much!

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