April Book Club

Book Club
April 27th

'If you could see me now'
Cecelia Ahern

First of all, Cecelia Ahern is the author behind the movie 'P.S. I Love You', and if you've ever watched that movie you will know just how emotionally talented this author is. It was no surprise to me then, that whilst reading this book there were times that I was in tears and other moments when I was laughing out loud! Cecelia is definitely a talented author!

I loved all of the characters, everyone knows an Elizabeth and you couldn't help but feel a little sorry for young Luke in the beginning of the story. 

As for Ivan.. loved him!!! What a great suggestion to have an imaginary friend become available for a grown adult! The things he would do through the story had me weeping with tears I just wish that I had his spontaneity and youthful inspiration. Imagine being a grown up that got to hang out and act like a child all day! Wouldn't it be great to have the job of 'imaginary friend'!!

It was fascinating watching the growth of the relationship between Elizabeth and Ivan grow. Watching Elizabeth go from an adult who absolutely could not believe in such a thing as an imaginary friend to becoming the woman who feel for an imaginary friend. It is an inspirational journey.

The only aspect of the book that I disliked was the ending, I wanted it to have a slightly different ending with Elizabeth and Ivan living an alternate happy ever after. After all there must be a time when the imaginary friend has to grow up too? 

Overall absolutely LOVED this book, and would completely recommend it to others, I am now looking forward to reading more from Cecelia Ahern!!

Next months' book is...

Claudia Gray
Bianca wants to escape.
She's been uprooted from her small hometown and enrolled at Evernight Academy, an eerie Gothic boarding school where the students are somehow too perfect: smart, sleek, predatory. Bianca knows she doesn't fit in.
The she meets Lucas. He's not the 'Evernight type' either, and he likes it that way. Lucas ignores the rules, stands up to the snobs and warns Bianca to be careful - even when it comes to caring about him.
'I couldn't stand it if they took it out on you,' he tells Bianca, 'and eventually they would.'
But the connection between Bianca and Lucas can't be denied. Bianca will risk anything to be with Lucas, but dark secrets are fated to tear them both apart... and to make Bianca question everything she's ever believed.

"Stephenie Meyer fans will find similar rewards in the flashes of humour; the terrifying battle between ancient, supernatural societies: and the steamy romance in which love bites aren't just a euphemism." -Booklist

"Gray's writing hooks readers from the first page and reels them in with surprising plot twists and turns... A must-have for fans of Amelia Atwater-Rhodes, Stephenie Meyer, and the like." -School Library Journal

"Teenage love, ancient hatred and a Romeo and Juliet-style feud fuel the fires in this compelling first-person drama." -Romantic Times Book Club

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