The Time of My Life by Cecelia Ahern

The Time of my Life

Harper Collins says:

‘Lying on Lucy Silchester’s carpet one day when she returns from work is a gold envelope. Inside is an invitation – to a meeting with Life. Her life. It turns out she’s been ignoring it and it needs to meet with her face to face. It sounds peculiar, but Lucy’s read about this in a magazine. Anyway, she can’t make the date: she’s much too busy despising her job, skipping out on her friends and avoiding her family. But Lucy’s life isn’t what it seems. Some of the choices she’s made – and stories she’s told – aren’t what they seem either. From the moment she meets the man who introduces himself as her life, her stubborn half-truths are going to be revealed in all their glory – unless Lucy learns to tell the truth about what really matters to her. Lucy Silchester has an appointment with her life – and she’s going to have to keep it. Touching, warm, funny and poignant, Cecelia Ahern’s new novel explores what happens when you stop paying attention to your life.’

Yet another charmingly witty write from Cecelia Ahern. This may sound bias but after reading The Book of Tomorrow I was really excited to get my hands on this one.

At first I didn’t know what to make of it as it seemed a little ridiculous with a slight production of lost hope for those who suffer with a lack of imagination. However two chapters in and I was hooked not wanting to put the book down. Wondering what mishaps would take place next and how they would be made good throughout the story by Lucy and her ‘Life’.

In a way I guess the reader whoever you are including myself can identify with Lucy. She had EVERYTHING and then lost it all. The story slightly holds back on information that would be quite useful to understand what is going on but as you progress through the chapters it may seem that such information may render unnecessary if it was given. There was a general feeling that ‘all will fall into place’ at the end.

If there was anything bad that had to be said about this book it would be the cover of the book – based on the magical writing the cover left much to be desired.

The writing is very playful and draws you into the life and soul of Lucy Silchester and her ‘Life’. At no point did I think ‘I cannot be bothered to read this. Imaginative, Magical, Fun and EXCITING.

As I mentioned at the beginning yet another charming and witty read.

Pages:  371

Read: ARC from Publisher
Rating: 4/5 rating4*worthy fix

(Based on the cover for an overall rating)

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