Title: The Year I met You
Author: Cecelia Ahern
Published: October 9th, 2014
Genre: Romance/ Drama / Slight comedy
Kid Friendly Rating: PG 13
Jasmine know two things: one, she loves her vulnerable sister unconditionally, and will fight to the death to protect her from anyone who upsets her. Two, she’s only ever been good at one thing – her job helping business start-ups.
So when she’s sacked and put on gardening leave, Jasmine realizes that she has nothing else to fill her life. Insomnia keeps her staring out of her bedroom window, and she finds herself watching the antics of her neighbour, shock jock Matt, with more than a casual eye. Matt is also taking a forced leave of absence from work, after one of his controversial chat shows went too far…
Jasmine has every reason to dislike Matt, and the feeling appears to be mutual. But not everything is as it seems, and soon Jasmine and Matt are forced to think again…
I was originally drawn into this book because of the author. I absolutely loved P.S I Love You. I was expecting the sarcasm and wit from that book in this one. It took me a while to read and finish this book…. there were so many times that I just wanted to throw in the towel and NOT finish. I was disappointed at the lack of movement in the story. For me, it was very slow, and I enjoy fast paced books with twists and turns. I couldn’t connect with the character of Jasmine at all, most times I felt that she was extremely selfish and whiny. My only favourite moment / quote in this book is this : “We are constantly evolving; I suppose I have always known that,but because I always knew that, I feared stopping, and it is ironic that it was only when I finally stopped that I moved the most. I know now that we never truly stop, our journey is never complete, because we will continue to flourish.”
Other than that this book for me was maybe a 1 star out of 5. I will never pick it up to re-read again.