The Book of Tomorrow: A Review

Cecelia Ahern's The Book of Tomorrow

Title:  The Book of Tomorrow
Author:  Cecelia Ahern
Published:  January 1, 2009
Publishing Company:  Harper/Collins
Page Count:  320

Summary via Goodreads
Tamara Goodwin has everything she ever wanted and she never has to think about tomorrow. But suddenly her world is turned upside down and she has to leave her glamorous city life for a new one in the country. However, Tamara is soon lonely and longing to return home.
Then a travelling library arrives in the village, bringing with it a mysterious leather-bound book locked with a gold clasp and padlock. What Tamara discovers within its pages takes her breath away and everything starts to change in the most unexpected of ways...

My Thoughts
This was, by far, my least favorite of Ahern's books.  Tamara is unlikable, spoiled, and a brat to boot.  The story is unbelievable (not because of the magical aspect, as is present in nearly all of Ahern's books).  The "change" that Tamara goes through is unbelievable.  Every time she opens her mouth, I rolled my eyes.  It's not very often that I completely dislike a main character (unless it's a book written by Flaubert, though his books are awesome despite that), but this one did it.  Positives...the writing is good and engaging, very Ahern.  It's quick to read.  However, I wouldn't recommend this as being a book to begin with if you haven't read Ahern.  It's too much of a disappointment.

Three stars on Goodreads.  I'd probably have given it 2 1/2, but that's not an option.

What books can you think of where you dislike the main character?

Happy reading!


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