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In A Thousand Different Ways – Cecelia Ahern

In Thousand Different Ways – Cecelia Ahern

I borrowed the audio book of this one from the library (I am not sure where I first heard of it).

Here’s the blurb …

Finding your way is never a simple journey…

Alice sees the worst in people.

She also sees the best.
She sees a thousand different emotions and knows exactly what everyone around her is feeling.
Every. Single. Day.

But it’s the dark thoughts.
The sadness. The rage.
These are the things she can’t get out of her head. The things that overwhelm her.

Where will the journey to find herself begin?

At first I was fascinated by this story, but by the final third I wondered where it was going and I thought it could definitely do with a bit of editing. The portrayal of the dysfunctional family was very well done, and I enjoyed the relationships with her school friend and Naomi, but once she was settled with Andy, I was ready for it to be over.

A review

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The Year I Met You – Cecelia Ahern

The Year Met You – Cecelia Ahern

I bought this novel from Kmart – it was in the $5 section. I expected a light, easy to read, romance, but it wasn’t that. There was a bit of romance, but it’s mostly about friendship and finding your way when things are tough. I found it compelling, I kept finding opportunities to read it. ‘Yes, you go snorkeling and I will sit on the beach and watch’.

Here’s the blurb …

A thoughtful, captivating and ultimately uplifting novel from this uniquely talented author

Jasmine know two things: one, she loves her vulnerable sister unconditionally, and will fight to the death to protect her from anyone who upsets her. Two, she’s only ever been good at one thing – her job helping business start-ups.

So when she’s sacked and put on gardening leave, Jasmine realises that she has nothing else to fill her life. Insomnia keeps her staring out of her bedroom window, and she finds herself watching the antics of her neighbour, shock jock Matt, with more than a casual eye. Matt is also taking a forced leave of absence from work, after one of his controversial chat shows went too far…

Jasmine has every reason to dislike Matt, and the feeling appears to be mutual. But not everything is as it seems, and soon Jasmine and Matt are forced to think again… 

As I said above, I enjoyed this novel. It was warm and witty.

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