How to Fall in Love by Cecelia Ahern
Published November 12, 2022
- Title How to Fall in Love
- Author Cecelia Ahern
- Year 2013
- Genre Romance
Adam Basil and Christine Rose are thrown together late one night: Christine is crossing the Ha'penny Bridge in Dublin; Adam is poised, threatening to jump. Adam is desperate – but Christine makes a crazy deal with him. His birthday is looming and she bets him that before then she can show him life is worth living. 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?
This was a much heavier book than I was expecting - and somehow, despite starting with two attempted suicides, it just seems to get darker and darker as the story goes on. Poor Christine seems to be surrounded by people determined to kill themselves, and takes it all upon herself to fix everyone. It was a good read, and I liked the bits with Christine’s family - they were a lot of fun and I would have liked to have more of those - but otherwise it was just left me feeling quite down.
Rating: 3 / 5