Monday, September 17, 2012

The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern...Review & Give Away!

Looking for a great read?  Check out the Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern.  Here is the scoop...
Book Description
Raised in the lap of luxury, spoiled and tempestuous sixteen-year-old Tamara Goodwin has never had to think about tomorrow. But when her world is irrevocably shaken by her father's self-imposed death, she and her mother are left drowning in debt and forced to move in with Tamara's peculiar aunt and uncle in a tiny countryside village.
Lonely and bored, Tamara's sole diversion is a traveling library. There she finds a large leather-bound book with a gold clasp and padlock, but no author name or title. Intrigued, she pries open the lock, and what she finds takes her breath away—for what's written inside is not only impossible and magical . . . it's her future.

My mother-in-law (find her awesome blog HERE) the well read, Queen Bee had this to say about the book...



I was intrigued by the title of this book and then the blurb that was written "What if we knew what tomorrow would bring. Would we fix it? Could we?" Don't we all wonder that?
Author Ahern has written several books, among them PS I Love You, which was made into a movie. I have not read that one, or seen the movie but I had great expectations for Book of Tomorrow.
The story centers around the life of Tamara Goodwin. Growing up in Ireland, daughter of wealthy parents, she was a typical spoiled rich kid. Bratty and privileged. Her fathers death and the financial ruin that follows, changes that world of privilege for this young woman. Her mother seems to have suffered a mental breakdown and they move in with her aunt & uncle , out in the country.Her uncle Arthur rarely speaks, her aunt Rosaleen is too busy cooking & cleaning to be of any console to Tamara. Her own mother barely comes out of her bedroom.
So, the girl has to keep herself busy and when she finds an old diary in a mobile library, locked with a padlock, another world opens up to her as she unlocks the book.
A mysterious first entry in the diary leads to intrigue at the local castle, and mystery surrounding a neighbor. She begins to use the diary to sort out her family's past & future and begins to shape Tamara into a caring, less "superior" person. You begin to like her !
I have to say that I struggled reading this book. I put it down a few times, vowing to be done with it, and I rarely do that. Author Ahern has chosen to write this story as seen through the eyes of a teenager and I think I had trouble getting into the character. Also, at times the language was so "flowery" that I think I actually groaned at one point. Having said that, I think it may be a better read for a high school aged kid, someone who could sympathize with the main character and get some good out of the "coming of age" emergence of a kinder, gentler Tamara. 
You can pick up your copy today on Amazon....
 
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34 comments:

degood said...

I like biographies.

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belgd said...

Fiction or mystery.

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aLilLacey said...

Hmmmm, probably fantasy. I'm all about magic and stuff!

Trisha A said...

I like chick lit

Kimberly said...

True Crime
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Nancy said...

I love mysteries!

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Murder Mysterys
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gail said...

historical fiction
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sandyandcosmo said...

I've been reading a lot of fantasy fiction lately.


Serenap95 said...

I love mystery novels

Full Circle Birth Collective said...

looks good.

Full Circle Birth Collective said...

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katja9_10 said...

I love biographies and mysteries the best.

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Donna said...

I like horror and suspense.

Jaztien said...

Chick lit and Teen Fic really works for me..

Ashley Schein said...

I love scary books and romance.

Lana Bradstream said...

Fantasy

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I like a good love story
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Randi said...

I like romance,sci/fi/fantasy, and tame mysteries.

Krista Raven said...

Paranormal and Historical romance

Nicole Clawson said...

I like sci fi the best but I love love love books so I'll read almost anything

Elisebet F said...

I love gothic or historical fiction.

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paranormal romance
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Trish said...

I like chick lit or bestsellers. It really depends on my mood :)

shanta spradlin said...

I love a good romance novel