Rosie Dunne and Alex Stewart have been friends since they were five years old. Through the ups and downs of primary and secondary school, childhood (mis)adventures, budding romances and heartbreaks, Rosie and Alex are absolutely inseperable. When Alex moves to Boston, after his father accepts a job opportunity there, the duo make plans to reunite when Rosie is accepted to Boston College. Their plan is to spend the rest of their lives together, but fate takes them each down separate paths, and as the years pass, something or someone always seems to come in their way. Yet through it all, through email, text messages, letters and cards, their friendship remains strong, like a guiding beacon in the night.
Written as an epistolary novel, Love, Rosie was a cute, fun and light read. The back and forth between Rosie and Alex is touching and at times heartbreaking, occasionally providing some wittiness and humour. Their journey towards each other is long, but as patient as Rosie and Alex were, believing that one day their love would bring them together, so should you reader also be patient when reading this book.
Love, Rosie has recently been adapted to the big screen, starring Lily Collins and Sam Claflin. I haven’t had the chance to see it but you can check out the trailer here.
I give Love, Rosie 3/5 stars.
A new season of the Goodreads Seasonal Challenge begins today and runs until February 29th, 2016. You can follow along here. Love, Rosie is my first entry under Task 15.8 Please, Mr. Postman.
Thank you to NetGalley and Hachette Books for providing me an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review.