Saturday, 3 August 2013

The Time of My Life Book review No.11

the time of my life by cecelia ahern
Lucy Silchester has an appointment with her life – and she’s going to have to keep it.
Lying on Lucy Silchester’s carpet one day when she returns from work is a gold envelope. Inside is an invitation – to a meeting with Life. Her life. It turns out she's been ignoring itand it needs to meet with her face to face.
It sounds peculiar, but Lucy’s read about this in a magazine. Anyway, she can’t make the date: she’s much too busy despising her job, skipping out on her friends and avoiding her family.
But Lucy’s life isn’t what it seems. Some of the choices she’s made – and stories she’s told – aren’t what they seem either. From the moment she meets the man who introduces himself as her life, her stubborn half-truths are going to be revealed in all their glory – unless Lucy learns to tell the truth about what really matters to her
I’ve never really got on with Cecelia. I know a lot of people read her books, and I have tried, and failed to read a few of them, some I have got to the end of, some I haven't. Unusual for me, as usually if I like an author, I pretty much like reading all their work, but Cecelia is different, some books I love, others I give up on.
This book I bought from a book sale for 50p and it was the small hardback version so I couldn’t pass sit up.
So glad I didn’t. I read this whist on holiday in about 3 days and loved it.
When I first read the back I thought well that can’t be right, how can she have an appointment with her life, but then I started reading and found myself thinking about my life, what would my life say to me if we were face to face, would it be happy? Did I get it right?
A really interesting read that will make you look at your life and wonder the same.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVED this book and it had the same effect on me. I was hoping that my life was happy and content and proud of me.