I am so glad I had the chance to read Postscript by Cecelia Ahern as part of the bookstagram readalong. Thank you to Cecelia Ahern, Harper Collins and Tandem Collective UK for the gifted copy and this amazing opportunity.
When Holly lost her husband Gerry, he left letters for her to read after his death, all of them signed with PS, I Love You. These letters helped her go through the process of grief, get back on her feet and start to love again.
Now, years later, a mysterious club wants to meet her. And if Holly can find the courage to discover more, she’ll learn what living fully truly means.
My Thoughts of Postscript:
First of all, this is an emotional read, so aside from the book and a bookmark, you’ll also need tissues. Postscript will take you on a journey of self-discovery and teach you to love life again.
Without spoiling too much, I want to say that this book is incredible. It touches on the subject of death, and what people who know they’re dying can do to ease the pain for their families, but to also stay remembered a bit longer. Just like Gerry did for Holly. And through other people that Holly meets, she discovers a part of Gerry she never knew existed before.
“We don’t often remember how we met, we often remember how we parted.”
Holly is an incredible character that shows amazing character development. Her life is emotional and her choices make you wonder what you would have done if you were in her place. I also really loved Ginika and Jewel, as well as Denise. Cecelia Ahern has this amazing skill – to make you care about all the characters in her book, no matter how little they may be featured. I even found myself adoring Phillip, who only appeared in a few pages in the book.
Postscript is emotional and raw. But it’s also real and relatable to so many people, unfortunately. And I like to think that Holly gets the closure she needed and now she is able to finally fully move on. A true masterpiece that I wholeheartedly recommend.