Thursday, June 20, 2013

PS. I Love You....

A few days off Piano, a few days off Facebook, a few days off Blogging...
All because of this one book!!

Well, a few days off Facebook is not unusual, a few days off blogging is also common for me, but a few days off Piano???!!
Well, that's a bit abnormal for me heheh.. 

The thing is, I saw this book many many times when I was in Malaysia, in MPH, in Kinokuniya, in Borders, and many many other book stores, but it never occured to me that I should buy it, and I had never even bothered reading the synopsis, because in my mind, it was always the same thing:

 "This book must be another hopeles romantic kind of story...."
Judging from the title of course... And I didn't even care of it being 'The Number one International Bestseller' because of course that's what most people want, the more hopeless romantic, the more people loved it... Errrrrr I'm right, am I??

Mmmmmm... Of course I'm dead wrong!!
This is an INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING book we're talking about, not MALAYSIAN BESTSELLING book!!!!!

Ok, ok, so, never ever underestimate any books!!

I'm not going to ramble about it, and make u guys feel bored of my failure to deliver what the stories were all about in short. So, this is basically the synopsis for those who haven't read it yet:

~~Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mates. But not Holly and Gerry. They were childhood sweethearts-no one could imagine Holly and Gerry without each other. Until the unthinkable happens. Gerry's death devastates Holly. But as her 30th birthday looms Holly discovers that Gerry has left her a bundle of notes, gently guiding her into her new life without him, each signed: 
'PS. I Love You'
With some help from her friends, and her nosy and loving family, Holly finds herself laughing, crying, singing, dancing-and being braver than ever before. Life is for living, she realizes-but it always helps if there's an angel watching over you~~

As for me, this book was a mixture of emotions. It made me laugh, it made me cry, it made me sad. It was such a bittersweet book. And I loved every bit of it! 
It was by far, one of the best books I've ever read!
And it touched every corner of my heart.. :)

The part that had touched my heart so deeply was when Holly had to open Gerry's last letter, he'd left her ten envelopes which she had to open one each month. So this tenth envelope was opened by Holly after about a year after Gerry's death.. And the content of it  brought tears to my eyes, and also the fact that there'll be no more letters after that, and that Holly still hadn't had enough strength and courage to go through life alone...
This novel really captivates you in to reading more, I found it very difficult to put down, and I kept putting myself in Holly's shoes.. 
Though hubby is not my childhood sweethearts, but the love we have built together for almost ten years were enough to make me understand how Holly feels throughout the novel. 
Cecilia Ahern is very very good and there were times when reading the funny parts in this book, I felt like I was reading Sophie Kinsella's book! :D

I reccomend, read the book before you watch the movie, or if you have watched the movie, you should also read the book. I heard the movie was far from good. Here are the facts: 
Movies fail to deliver good emotions, an act can't produce it as good as writings do. 
As for me, I had never cried at movies, and I don't easily cry over novels too, unless if it involves mother and child relationship or if it's based on true story.... but this book was an exception, just like 'A Thousand Splendid Suns', 'PS I Love You' made me cry. But still, nothing can beat 'A Thousand Splendid Suns' just yet, it is still number one on my list!

My rating for PS. I Love You~~~~~ 4.5/5

Lessons learnt from it ~~ Appreciate what you have before it's gone!

So, enjoy!

PS. Sorry if there's any mistakes in my writing...


Ninie Hanis said...

Kak Nana..saya dua-dua pon nangis. Both the movie & book.Cry sungguh-sungguh plak tuh.Hahahaha...!

Miss Anna said...

Oh ye ke nini!! Haha!! Memang sedih sgt la citer ni, far from being hopeless romantic as i thought in the beginning..
Dah 3 hari habis baca tapi masih trkenang2 kan citernya, and masih brgenang air mata bila teringat part2 sedih dlm citer ni huhuhu :'(

sitiezahim said...

saya tak penah abis tgk movie tu sbb suami dia mmg dah mati kan..huhu..rasa tak sanggup nak tgk..:(

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