Girl in the Mirror by Cecelia Ahern {Book Review}

If you haven’t heard of Cecelia Ahern before, the movie PS. I Love You should explain who she is.

She’s the mind behind the book the movie is based on. It remains to be one of my favourite movies of all time and no matter how many times I watch it, I ugly cry each time like I did the first time.

I haven’t read the book yet, although it’s in the pipeline, but I did come across this book of hers while scrolling through a list of quick reads and thought I’d give it a try.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Originally published: 2010

Pages: 99
Format: E-book

Plot:

Girl in the Mirror

Lila changes her destiny in an expected way when she goes against her grandmother’s warnings about a family secret on her wedding day.

The Memory Maker

How far will you go to save cherished memories about your first love when they start fading? One man finds a way to relive them but the cost is higher than the prize.

Thoughts:

I found the first short story, Girl in the Mirror, to be significantly more interesting than The Memory Maker.

The Girl in the Mirror had a couple of flaws in the plot that made it less plausible, and it could it have been suspenseful had these few kinks been sorted out. I get what the author was trying to do, but it needed more elements of suspense and horror to make it a great read.

The Memory Maker was a moving story and I could understand the man’s pain and why he resorted to what he had in order to reveal some of that said pain. In some sense, his actions were understandable, even if they weren’t all that honourable. It’s a sad story that could’ve used more dread and emotional depth.

I think both stories would’ve better if they were written as novels instead – there could’ve been more information to draw out the stories as well as some serious plot twists here and there. Having these added elements would’ve made the emotional rollercoaster the author was trying to draw out in the reader so much more exciting.

Overview:

Some short stories work and some don’t, and deserve to be written as novels to really have meaning to them. Both of these stories could’ve been so much more had they had a little more length to them.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.16 on GoodReads. I gave it a 3.

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