Hello and happy Wednesday. I don’t know about you, but I feel like sometimes when I’m in some sort of mood, books just *find* me. I’ve been oddly happy lately, and The Happy Ever Afterlife of Rosie Potter (RIP) by Kate Winter was a perfect companion for that odd state of happiness. You probably have never heard of this book, have you? Well, that’s exactly why I’m talking about it today, to share the love and maybe get you interested in reading it. Let’s get started, shall we?
I think the reason why I got so into this book so fast was the writing style. It was super fresh, with lots of humor. Besides that, it was an easy read. You know what I mean by that: I didn’t have to reread everything to understand what the author meant or anything, I just read and enjoyed.
Rosie, the main character, was so relatable and so likeable, at least in my opinion. I love the fact that she was so open at how messy her life was at times and how real her thoughts and feelings were. That, to me, is refreshing; to read a book and go “oh, this character is just like me, I so would’ve done that” because I feel that more often than not we read about these perfect characters with perfect lives, who always make the right choices, and isn’t that super boring?
I think you’ve already guessed by the title that Rosie is in fact dead, but the story alternates between the present day, and Rosie’s past, when she was alive. You know I live and die for flashbacks, and I think the ones in this novel were perfectly placed. I also loved that every detail was described, which helped me picture just about everything the author wrote about. This is the kind of book I’d really enjoy being turned into a movie.
We all know that there’s something I haven’t mentioned that will make this book one of my favorites. Did someone say “romance”? Yes, that’s exactly what this novel gives us, but it’s slow-cooked and oh so good. And, of course, we are left waiting til the last pages, where we’re greeted with basically the cutest ending ever, and a read that you’ll love like it’d happened to you.
In the comments below, tell me about nice summer reads that make you happy.
Love, Miss Camila