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Rosie Dunne Hardcover – Bargain Price, February 9, 2005
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Twenty-three year old Ahern, whose debut novel, PS, I Love You, was a modest hit with critics and readers alike, does not deviate much from the witty yet sentimental style she seems to naturally posses. Rosie Dunne is written through a series of notes, letters, IMs, e-mails, and text messages between the two protagonists and their various friends and family members. While this style is engaging at first, readers may eventually long for more substantial dialogue and fewer choppy exchanges. In fact, about halfway into the story, some may even feel the urge to skip ahead to what is almost an inevitable conclusion. However, the addition of entertaining secondary characters (such as Rosie's best friend Ruby and her overweight, yet oddly talented, salsa-dancing son) help keep the momentum going through one-to-many near misses between Rosie and Alex.
Overall, Rosie Dunne is a touching look at what happens when "the one" always seems to be just a tad bit out of reach. Still, one can't help wondering if this novel may have been better suited to a short but sweet episode of a half-hour sitcom. --Gisele Toueg --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.
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Top Customer Reviews
It is about a girl and boy starting out as friends when they are 5. The book is all about people exchanging emails and letters and the like. It goes from them growing up, different relationships, but all along they secretly love each other. The characters are witty and real. I love when they instant message. Our herione has a female friend, Ruby who is to die for. Hilarious!
I will be getting other books by this author! Just outstanding!
The book could have ended 200 pages sooner than it did and I would have given it at least 4 stars. I loved the first half of it. I wanted to love the rest of it. I continued to read on, even after the first frustratingly irritating moment when the book should have taken a different turn. What I read afterward was a whole lot of subplot and further postponement. One previous reviewer mentioned that they hoped Ahern would write a sequel that would continue the story of Rosie and Alex, my thought is that she did, it was the second 200 pages in this book. She could have satisfied us by ending it while the two were still young, then included all these other characters and subplots in a second book that would have probably been as good as the first 200 pages of this book.
I read PS, I Love You by Ahern earlier this year and was similarly frustrated by that book, the characters were wishwashy and inconsistent but the plot was good.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Such a neat story. i felt like I was on the journey with them.Published 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
This was a good read but frustrating at times. The format of the story it all emails, letters, instant messages. It got a little tedious after a while. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lisa Becherer
Unfortunately, I didn't read the book, I listened to the audio book on CD in my car. And LOVED it. I'm sure reading the book is also wonderful, but you wouldn't be able to hear the... Read morePublished on December 4, 2013 by contractswriter
I listened to this as an audiobook, and found that I never wanted to stop. It started out a little slow, but very soon became addictive. Read morePublished on July 4, 2013 by Debbie
I've read quite a few of Ahern's books and they are all pretty good, but this one I feel is her best. Read morePublished on May 14, 2013 by iamgwtw
While the format of the book (communiques between characters) is a fast and easy read, the story at times suffers for it because it limits how the story could be told. Read morePublished on August 5, 2011 by Jedibarrister
Rosie and Alex are meant for each other. And yet life keeps getting in the way. Follow the pair through letters, notes, instant messages, and emails. Read morePublished on April 15, 2010 by Indian Prairie Public Library
Although I was very happy with the timing, quality, and price of my purchase, I was not completely satisified with the story. Read morePublished on October 15, 2009 by Katie Davis
i wonder if ms. ahearn ever reads these reviews, but if she does, she should know the wonderful job that she did on this book. Read morePublished on October 12, 2009 by K. Lee