A few days ago, I have finally finished the book I was determined to finish this summer which was "The Book of Tomorrow" written by Cecelia Ahern. For some reason yes, I feel this way about nearly every book I read, but I really adored how this book turned out!
The book's length goes for around 320 pages. I've owned it for quite some time now and many years ago, I actually have started reading it, only I did it in, let's say, a bad timing so I ended up abandoning the book when I was only halfway through. At the start of this summer, I finally picked it up and decided that I should read it again because I really do want to know how this book goes, so I read it from the beginning until the end and I am certainly not disappointed.
Compared to other books that I have read, this one has quite a long storyline. The big picture is there lived a rich, spoiled girl named Tamara Goodwin, whose father had committed suicide. She and her mother later find out that they had been swimming in very large amounts of debt, and so the bank had to take away their home, and they were forced to move away from Dublin to a small area called Kilsaney to live with Tamara's aunt Rosaleen and uncle Arthur.
In this new suburban, isolated life, her mother began to completely shut down and fall into something like depression, and Tamara had no choice but to struggle herself. She started exploring the area, discovering new things about the history of not only the town, but also of her own family. What makes it more interesting is how Tamara found a book in a traveling library, and later realised that it was a diary that would tell her everything that was about to come the day after. I should stop. You should read the book.
Frankly, I didn't think "The Book of Tomorrow" was a very nice nor fascinating book title, and I don't think it represented the actual story very well. In my opinion, the actual diary that Tamara found wasn't actually the main thing about the storyline. (Mild spoiler alert) I also don't appreciate how there was no definite explanation about the diary Tamara found. I get if you want to make it magical, but there's simply no background said about the diary.
However, it's still an amazing book. The events that occurred were very realistic and thrilling, not to mention how the characters were portrayed in such a complex manner. At some parts, it became pretty dull, but the little details keep it from being completely boring. This book has it all: A little bit of magic, a fair amount of sin, and a quite rebellious teenager.
I think Cecelia Ahern, as a very well-known author, really succeeded in making the readers immerse into the storyline and the background, and making this small town seem so alive. I found the book amusing, exciting, and reading it just felt like a metaphorical roller coaster. The fact that this was the Cecelia Ahern book that didn't get a movie (and they chose Love, Rosie instead) is actually pretty disappointing, and proves just how underrated this great read actually is. And yes, I'm obviously planning on purchasing more books by Cecelia Ahern some time soon.
Have you read this book before? What did you think of it? What book are you reading this summer? Leave a comment below and tell me all about it!