I’m delighted to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for the simply gorgeous Freckles by critically acclaimed author Cecelia Ahern. Thank you to Anne Cater and Harper Collins for giving me the opportunity to read and review this beautifully written and moving book.
About the book:
You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with…
When a stranger utters these words to Allegra Bird, nicknamed Freckles, it turns her highly ordered life upside down. In her current life as a parking warden, she has left her eccentric father and unconventional childhood behind for a bold new life in the city.
But a single encounter leads her to ask the question she’s been avoiding for so long: who are the people who made her the way she is? And who are the five people who can shape and determine her future? Just as she once joined the freckles on her skin to mirror the constellations in the night sky, she must once again look for connections.
Told in Allegra’s vivid, original voice, moving from Dublin to the fierce Atlantic coast, this is an unforgettable story of human connection, of friendship, and growing into your own skin.
Five people. Five stars. Freckle to freckle. Star to star.
About the author:
Cecelia Ahern is one of the biggest selling authors to emerge in the past fifteen years, having sold more than 25 million copies worldwide in over 50 countries.
Two of her books have been adapted as major films and she has created several TV series in the US and Germany. Her novel PS I Love You was a New York Times bestseller and huge #1 bestseller in Ireland and the UK. In 2007, it was made into a major film starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler and most recently, Cecelia wrote the sequel- Postscript which was an instant bestseller.
Cecelia has written 13 bestselling novels including two YA novels and a critically acclaimed collection of short stories, ROAR which is being produced by and starring Nicole Kidman. Her novels have resonated with readers everywhere through their thoughtful, unique and inspiring storytelling and have won numerous awards. Cecelia lives in Dublin with her family.
To find out more please visit http://www.cecelia-ahern.com
Freckles by critically acclaimed Irish author Cecelia Ahern is a warm and unforgettable story of coming to terms with who you are and learning how to feel comfortable in your own skin. It tells the story of Allegra Bird, who was nicknamed Freckles as a child, as she tries to navigate her way through an uncertain and often difficult world.
Abandoned by her Spanish mother at birth, Allegra has been brought up by her father on a small island on the coast of Ireland. Spending most of her childhood away at boarding school, Allegra has always dreamed of working for the Gardai and becoming a detective. But when her hopes are dashed, she decides to leave everyone she loves behind and begin a new life as a Traffic Warden in Dublin.
Allegra is a quirky, often undeniably charming young woman who has an inncoence about her that I found incredibly endearing. When she has an encounter with an angry motorist, she is left reeling when he tells her ‘You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with’. Stunned by what he’s said and unable to stop thinking about it, Allegra sets off to find the five people who she believes will help shape her future.
What follows is an emotional, thought provoking and incredibly human story that left me with a warm feeling of hope as I turned the final page. Allegra is one of those characters who somehow manages to get under your skin, her voice coming through loud and clear in her own unique and honest way. Cecelia Ahern’s writing is beautiful and, although the writing style may not be for everyone, I thought it worked incredibly well here as it brought Allegra’s raw intensity to life, making the story feel believable and authentically real. I absolutely adored it!
Cecelia Ahern’s writing just keeps on going from strength to strength and, for me, this is her best novel yet. A touching, heartwarming story that’s filled to the brim with warmth and humour, Freckles is a book I would highly recommend.
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