A thoughtful, captivating and ultimately uplifting novel from this uniquely talented author.

She has just two weeks. Two weeks to teach him how to fall in love - with his own life.

Adam Basil and Christine Rose are thrown together late one night, when Christine is crossing the Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin. Adam is there, poised, threatening to jump. Adam is desperate - but Christine makes a crazy deal with him. His 35th birthday is looming and she bets him that before then she can show him life is worth living.

Despite her determination, Christine knows what a dangerous promise she's made. Against the ticking of the clock, the two of them embark on wild escapades, grand romantic gestures and some unlikely late-night outings. Slowly, Christine thinks Adam is starting to fall back in love with his life. But is that all that's happening...?

A novel to make you laugh, cry and appreciate life, this is Cecelia Ahern at her thoughtful and surprising best.

November 7, 2013
(Read from Oct 7, 2020 to Oct 8, 2020)
Grade: D    (switch to numeric scale)
L/E Ratio: 100% Entertainment, 0% Literature
Writing Quality:
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Movie Potential:
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Sequel Potential:
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Honestly Christine (the main character) got on my nerves. Addicted to self-help books and meddling, its more sad than sweet despite her bedt intentions. The book was too much about how she was feelings and what her intentions were with little thought about how she actually came across. The plot itself was absurd abd I did not think it treated the topic of suicide with the respect it deserved.