Rated: 4 stars Recommend it to: Everyone
Elizabeth Egan’s life runs on order: Both her home and her emotions are arranged just so, with little room for spontaneity. It’s how she counteracts the chaos of her family — an alcoholic mother who left when she was young, an emotionally distant father, and a free-spirited sister, who seems to be following in their mother’s footsteps, leaving her own six year old son, Luke, in Elizabeth’s care.
When Ivan, Luke’s mysterious new grown-up friend, enters the picture, Elizabeth doesn’t know quite what to make of him. With his penchant for adventure and colorful take on things large and small, Ivan opens Elizabeth’s eyes to a whole new way of living. But is it for real? Is Ivan for real?
If You Could See Me Now is a love story with heart — and just a touch of magic.
Well, long story short, I had enjoyed reading this but it’s one of those books that has to be re-read before everything actually absorbing everything. I find it amazing how just one person can change lives and years of restraint and rigid discipline. I think that inside of each adult there’s a kid screaming and squirming to get out again, all it takes to free him or her is just to let go sometimes. There is magic out there, but when we’re grown up we get so closed up that most of the time we unconsciously choose not to see it.
I wish I could have written something better but until I read it again (whenever that is) it’ll be better and chock full of brilliant insights 😀
2 responses to “If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern”
Cecelia Ahern has to be read twice before you can understand things better, but I loved the book. It finally made me wish Ivan was real. The book sometimes inspires me 🙂
I know what you mean, I had to do a read over for a couple chapters during my first read. Usually, the fact that I had to do that would have resulted in almost instant irritation but it turned out that I just didn’t mind at all.
I fell so in love with Ivan. I wish I could see the world the way he does, if not all the time then very often. Actually, I do think it’s about time I give this another re-read. Thanks from coming by and commenting, Rachael, happy reading 🙂