If you haven’t read Love, Rosie (or Where The Rainbows End) please do so immediately. The story follows the WCW of the day, Rosie Dunne, and her best friend, Alex, through their lives of missed opportunities, complete misunderstandings, and tells a tale of love and loss all told through emails, letters, and IMs.
I specifically chose Rosie as my WCW because not only is she hilarious she’s also a very strong character. She has a bit of a rough go of it during her life but she makes it work. She doesn’t quit when things get hard and does everything she can to keep moving forward even when every obstacle seems to be standing in her way.
My heart broke for Rosie multiple times in this book and of course she made many mistakes but at her core Rosie is a genuinely loving and caring person that often put other people’s needs before her own. I loved watching Rosie grow from a young child to a reckless teen to a precarious young adult to a semi-wise grown up.
Just as most books these days there is a movie version of the novel but I do advise reading the book first if you’re going to see the movie. The movie itself isn’t bad but they did have to remove a lot of the story in order to shorten the film and although some may argue the shortening of the film is better than the long winded romance we’re given in the novel, I for one loved seeing Rosie and Alex take two steps forward and one step back (multiple times) in their relationship in the novel. But to each their own.
Honestly though, Rosie is a character you should get to know. She’s one of my favorite female characters and I love her wit and sass in this novel. I might have to go and reread this book now. I almost forgot just how much I love it. Good thing I own it.
‘[Greg] is the luckiest man in the world to have you, Rosie, but he doesn’t deserve you and you deserve far better. You deserve someone who loves you with every single beat of his heart, someone who thinks about you constantly, someone who spends every minute of every day just wondering what you’re doing, where you are, who you’re with and if you’re OK. You need someone who can help you reach your dreams and who can protect you from your fears. You need someone who will treat you with respect, love every part of you, especially your flaws. You should be with someone who can make you happy, really happy, dancing-on-air happy.’ – Love, Rosie