When I first opened this book I was a bit taken back from the way it is writen. Its not just a story...you feel like you are reading someones letters, emails, intant messages. I could not put this book down. It was fun to go through Rosie's life with her.
This was a fantastic book! I looked like an idiot reading it because I was laughing hysterically in a quiet room!! My 14 year old daughter and I both read it in a matter of days. Neither of us could put it down.
This book is pretty good. It held my interest and was funny at times. Some aspects of this book seem very unrealistic, and also the format of being written all in emails, notes, and instant messaging can be tiring after a while to read.
I couldn't finish this book. I rarely put a book down without finishing it, but I couldn't get into it due to it being written in the form of letters and emails. If you like that way of writing, then I think the story would be good. If you're like me and want more actual dialogue, I don't think you'll like it very much.
I have to agree with many of the reviewers regarding this book. I think it was much more pleasant to listen to, however, than read. I almost stopped at disk 3, though. At that point the missed opportunities and frustrating situations really started to get to me. I mean, when were these two going to actually make it work? But, I kept plowing on, and by disk 4 I was enjoying things again.
I read one review on Amazon that said this is a story about the ordinary things that happen in life, and maybe that's why it was so frustrating at times. Part of me wanted a fairy tale. Looking back, though, I have to say that Rosie and Alex made some of the same stupid decisions that I've made, and others I know. The difference is that Rosie, in particular, seemed to learn from them!
I'm not sure this is a book I would want to read over and over, or listen to again, but it was an interesting one for a one-time experience.
Jane H. (janehahn) reviewed Rosie Dunne (aka Where Rainbows End) (aka Love, Rosie) (Audio Cassette) (Abridged) on
The story was cute- done almost completely in letters, notes, & e-mails between the characters. It was a different touch & the settings in Ireland & Boston were fresh too. I
got a bit frustrated with the characters sometimes, but I guess that's just a part of the dramatic tension. Overall enjoyable.
This was a great book...It's structured as being all emails, letter, cards, etc. I had to get used to reading a book like that, but it was worth it. Very funny, just a great story and Rosie and Alex and their lives. I recommend!
I loved this book. I thought it was a cute story and I couldn't put it down. It was an easy read and very entertaining. I loved Rosie Dunne and cheered for her and felt so sad for her when things didn't go exactly right for her. I want to read this book again.