There is a stage in everyone’s life when the world shows us its hardships, and it is entirely up to how we decide to live. There is something about life that most of us don’t understand and that is you never run from life, no matter what you fight.
This book by the renowned author of the PS I love you series has done an excellent job in portraying how anyone’s life can change in a fortnight. Cecilia Ahern showed us how changes are meant to happen, and it’s been happening from the beginning of life, and we should be accustomed to it by now, but aren’t? We don’t accept changes, and we want the same old good stuff, we cry our hearts out, we brag for days, most of us run from everything they have.
I’d say nobody can control what is in front of us or what is it to come to us, we are the sole creators of our tomorrow, and it can change, we create our tomorrow by living the present. All of you out there, make your tomorrow.
The book of tomorrow, an exciting name for a book isn’t it? Tamara a girl who is about to turn eighteen in a couple of months didn’t even know her actual age. She belonged to the higher class or the wealthy families of the city until her father is bankrupt and takes his life by swallowing pills with wine. Her mother grieves and is in shock for most of the day and they had to shift to Tamara’s uncle as all of their belongings were up for sale.
All of this happens to Tamara and her life his flipped into something else, and she goes through a journey of discovering her origins. The entire story revolves around Kilsanney’s family who owned a huge castle and in an accident, it all burned down, and all remained were the black walls and some standing parts of the castle.
Getting over her hardships and trying to get away from her life, she comes across a book, the book of tomorrow. A book whose entries tell her the events of the next day and it was completely up to her to either live it the way she was supposed to live the events of the day or change all the events by her choice.
Tamara came to know something conspicuous about her aunt Rosaleen and knew she was hiding something. Her mother was in no condition to help her find the truth, so she decided to unravel the truth and know whatever her aunt was hiding from her.
Some intriguing lines
- This story is one for which some people will have to suspend their disbelief.
- There are those whose minds are merely a bouquet of stalks that bud as they learn new information—a new bud for each new fact—but yet they never open, never flourish. They are the people of capital letters and full stops but never of question marks and ellipses.
- I acted eleven and wanted to be eighteen. But in the past few months, I’ve aged a few years.
- I wondered if my watching him from the armchair is what it’s like to be God if there is a God. He sits back and sees the big picture, just as I could see that if the bluebottle just moved up a few inches, he’d be free.
- What if we knew what tomorrow would bring? Would we fix it? Could we?
- I think if too much was never supposed to be yours, you should just take what you need and give the rest back. That way, you never have to give back the things you love.
- You shouldn’t try to stop everything from happening. Sometimes you’re supposed to feel awkward. Sometimes you’re supposed to be vulnerable in front of people. Sometimes it’s necessary because it’s all part of you getting to the next part of yourself, the next day.
- Turtles either disappear into their shells because they’re scared or because danger lurks and they’re protecting themselves. Either way, as soon as turtles grow those shells, they never lose them because they’re physically a part of them.
- It’s like anything terrible or scary that happens, when you finish it or get through it you’re so relieved you forget how terrifying it was or how miserable you were. You just want to remember the right parts, or you tell yourself it’s helped you get to the new role of yourself.
- It’s just like when a card dealer shuffles the pack—he messes them all up and ruins the order so that he can deal with them and find some order again. That’s what had happened to us. A long time ago, things were shuffled; we were all dealt with our cards. Now, we’re tidying them up, trying to make sense out of them all.
- I suppose it’s easier to see the way out of anything when you’ve found your way out of that maze. When you’re stuck in the middle, in a series of dead ends, making circles, it’s difficult to make any sense of anything. I know that feeling.
About the Author
Cecilia Ahern is an Irish author who was born in Dublin in 1981. She is the daughter of the former Irish Prime minister Bertie Ahern, although she has made a name of her own in this bleak world and is famous for her work. She is a renowned author and is renowned for her young adult books and well known for the PS I Love You series. She has gained worldwide popularity through her books. She has sold over 25 million books across the globe. She has contributed to various anthologies and has also created an ABC show called ‘Samantha Who?’.
Her first book was the book which took her career flying into the writing industry. At the age of twenty-one, she wrote her first book, PS I love you, which was published in 2004 and was a best seller for 19 weeks in Ireland.
She has also been awarded multiple awards and also she was voted author of the year in UK glamour Women of the Year awards.
“The thread that links my work is in capturing that transitional period in people’s lives. I’m drawn to writing about loss, to characters that have fallen and who feel powerless in their lives. I am fascinated and inspired by the human spirit, by the fact that no matter how hopeless we feel and how dark life can be, we do have the courage, strength, and bravery to push through our challenging moments” these words from Cecilia mark their way to any human’s heart and leave an impact on us both as a writer and more profoundly as a human being.
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Her other works
Cecilia has written over 16 novels which on combining have sold over 25 million copies worldwide. Most of her works are young adult and romance books. PS. I love you her debut novel in the field of writing made a great show in the field of writing and hence, was one o the most famous book of the decade. Her other works such as, where the rainbows end the book of tomorrow were also a success and gained her quite a popularity.
She has written over a variety of books, but her genre never changed, and almost all the books have belonged to the young-adult category. Some of her other works are,
- PS. I love you
- Where rainbows end
- If could see me
- A place called here
- Thanks for the memories
- The gift
- The time of my life
Apart from novels, Cecilia is also well known for her short stories, some of her most renowned short stories are:
- 24 minutes in moments
- The calling in Irish girls are back in town
- Girl in the mirror
- Roar: thirty women, thirty stories
Cecilia Ahern is considered a jewel to the young adult books, and we believe that she is yet to bring a lot of beautiful books. Hope you peacefully enjoy her work and read some of her more beautiful work.
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