The last time when I reread PS, I love you by Cecelia Ahern I felt empowered but at the same that I felt like the story of Holly and Gerry should continue. I am the kinda person who looks for closure and though the book is complete in itself yet I wanted more from Ahern and her characters Holly and Gerry. So when Postscript, a sequel to PS, I love you, released I made sure to request the publishers, HarperCollins India to send me one across.
The book begins where the first one left off. Seven years after Gerry’s death, Holly is a different person, more effervescent and independent. All is well till a podcast happens.. Holly describes about Gerry’s PS, I love you letters and this podcast goes viral Holly is now caught in the web of of fans who have started a PS, I love you club and they want Holly to help them leave behind momentos for their loved ones after their death. Holly is in a dilemma, she can’t decide it she should help them because that would mean to refresh all the forgotten memories or to avoid the cluband be on her own by starting a new life with Gabriel.
When I was reading the book, it felt like I was watching a movie. Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler kept coming back to me as Holly and Gerry. Initially, the book was easy going but soon I was drowning in memories from the past and the emotions evoked by Ahern’s words. I was healing, I was crying and I was smiling throughout. Every book by Ahern has a different flavor. This one punched me in the stomach with closer-to-reality characters, the perpetual fear of death and fear of losing our loved ones kept coming back to me. At some points I was stunned and at some I was swelling with emotions. I developed and affinity towards the new characters , Ginika, especially, she was a woman of substance. Her story was beautiful and moving as was the story of other club members, be it – Bert, Paul, Joy or even Angela.
Ahern has peppered the book with multiple epiphanies about life and death, and quotes to live by. The language is lucid. There are often flashbacks from Holly and Gerry’s life which is sure to leave you with gooseflesh. The climax had me sobbing and left me speechless. Even if you have not read the prequel – Ps, I love you – yet you can easily connect to this book.
The book made me think of my father who will be gone for 3 years as of 10th Oct, 2019. I wondered why he didn’t leave any message for us. And then there was a part of me that wanted to start penning a letter and record a video for my fam, for them to remember me after I am gone, for my daughter, especially.
In the world where we have so much to say but so little time, this book comes as a sturdy solution.
As I close my review, I leave you with a request – make sure to make time for this book.
Publishers: HarperCollins India
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