Thursday, 26 November 2009

A will to help

Holly Kennedy is a 29-year-old woman, intelligent and happily married until his husband Gerry dies because of an illness. From that moment her life changes but she couldn't imagine that Gerry planned to help her in her mourning. He wrote her some letters which would be opened one each month and she had to do what he asked in there. He wanted to help her to overcome his death. Each letter ends with the sentence: “P.S. I love you”.

This book is the first one Cecelia Ahern has published. It got the number one in Ireland in 2004 and it also got in the UK Sunday Times bestseller list.

Four years later, in 2008, this book was adapted to a screenplay. Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler starred the film.

I enjoyed the reading of "P.S. I Love You" because although it made me feel blue sometimes, it also made me laugh. It is a dramedy (drama + comedy) book. The author also shows the different steps a person takes when someone loved dies. For example, the first one is rejection of what has happened.

The characters seem real people. Cecelia Ahern knows how to transmit the feelings and emotions:

Holly held the blue cotton sweater to her face and the familiar smell immediately struck her, an overwhelming grief knotting her stomach and pulling at her heart. Pins and needles ran up the back of her neck and a lump in her throat threatened to choke her. Panic took over. Apart from the low hum of the fridge and the occasional moaning of the pipes, the house was quiet. She was alone. Bile rose in her throat and she ran to the bathroom, where she collapsed to her knees before the toilet.

If you want to read the first two chapters, click here.

Below this line you can watch the trailer of the film.

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