Haha reviewing a book i recently re read by one of my favorite authors in the world! Okay lemme first explain why I love Cecelia Ahern so much haha. Her writing style is normally a mixture of magical elements and realism. I like how her books remind us all that magic/miracles exist in our everyday lives. 🙂 I guess people classify her books as chic lit but I kinda beg to differ, cause her books differ in the way that they include raw emotions and are a little philosophical. Basically, it’s a cross between chic lit and Mitch Albomish style. Her books focuses on both plot AND character development. For me at least, it’s a food for thought writing style. Another thing I like about Cecelia Ahern is the endings of her books. They’re not exactly all happily ever afters but not a complete tragedy (I read this book which killed a whole family in the car crash WTHECK) – it’s more like a satisfying ending. This is a quote from her as to why she includes the magical element in her books : ‘It’s important to me to keep balance in all aspects in my books whether that’s darkness and light, comedy and sadness and also with the magical element. I can only make the magic work if what the character is going through and their emotions are utterly raw and real. I think you can take the readers anywhere in fiction if they believe in the character’s journey and most importantly if they can identify with their emotions.’
Okay moving on to the book, The Book Of Tomorrow focuses largely on the main character, Tamara, and her physical and emotional journey (HAHA STEVENS) to cope with the loss of her father who committed suicide. I honestly love this character cause she’s damn snarky but actually she’s pretty vulnerable on the inside. She lives in the moment and doesn’t really care about the consequences of her actions on other’s lives etc. So one day, she discovers this book which writes itself and tells her what tomorrow brings. With her entire life turned upside down, Tamara is forced to confront the reality of tomorrow. I think this book is one of Cecelia Ahern’s most action packed books, what’s with mysteries, creepy characters (okay just one creep) and journeys all mixed together. A good read (: To further convince y’all, lemme end off a quote from the book.
“As the rain falls and the sun shines, they grow, grow, grow; minds so open, they go through life aware and accepting, seeing light where there’s dark, seeing possibility in dead ends, tasting victory as others spit out failure, questioning where others accept. Just a little less jaded, a little less cynical.”