As requested by my sweet friend, Anita, I'm gonna write a review about The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern.
Well, it took me a while to get to the book because the story's a bit slow. But I'd been glued to it until the end because I wanted to be swept away into Ahern's magical world. She's a queen of modern fairytale who wrote P.S I Love You. ^^
So this is how the story goes:
Tamara has always got everything she's ever wanted. Born into a family of wealth, she grew up in a mansion with its own private beach, a wardrobe full of designer clothes and all that a girl could ever wish for.
She's always lived in the here and now, never giving a second thought of tomorrow. But then suddenly her dad is gone and life for Tamara and her mother changes forever. Left with a mountain of debt, they have no choice but to sell everything they own and move to the country, to live with Tamara's aunt and uncle, Rosaleen and Arthur.
Nestled next to Kilsaney Castle, their gatehouse is a world away from Tamara's childhood. With her mother shut away with grief, and her aunt busy tending to her, Tamara is lonely and bored and longs to return to Dublin. When a travelling library passes through the neighborhood, Tamara is intrigued. Her eyes rest on a mysterious book locked with a gold clasp and padlock. What she discovers within the pages takes her breath away and shakes her world to its core.
The book is telling her what would happen tomorrow. Because of the book, she meets new friends like Weseley and Sister Ignatius. And because of the book too, she discovers many secrets of her family and who she really is.
Nonsense huh? That's what I called fairytale. But I've learned so many things from the novel, like friendship, loyalty, love of parents and the worst thing of being possessive. Besides, it tells me that I shouldn't prejudge people.
I've also learned that I should think about future. I've been concentrating on just now and wanting something in instant. I don't give second thought to how the rest of dominoes would fall. Now I know that I got so many things to be improved. Though future is mystery, but I should think about it from now.