“I think that most people go into bookshops and have no idea what they want to buy. Somehow, the books sit there, almost magically willing people to pick them up. The right person for the right book. It’s as though they already know whose life they need to be a part of, how they can make a difference, how they can teach a lesson, put a smile on a face at just the right time.”
When I started reading The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern, I did not expect what I found. I was not expecting this great story. Having read some of her other novels already, I was expecting something completely different like a love story. Of course, the story includes a love story but it is not the major part of the story.
The story is about a girl, Tamara, who moves to the countryside with her mum to live with her relatives after her Dad killed himself. Her new home is completely different from her old one and she starts exploring her surroundings. Thus, she gets to know several different people who all live in the area and first seem not having anything to do with each other. One day she finds a diary in a traveling library. In an attempt to start writing the diary she figures out that the diary is writing itself and is letting her look into the future. It always tells her what is going to happen the next day. Thus, she is trying to change the future. Changing little details of what the diary told her, she finds out “how one thing affects another”.
“All families have their secrets, most people would never know them, but they know there are spaces, there are gaps where the answers should be, where someone should have sat, where someone used to be.”
Exploring her surroundings more deeply, Tamara finds out more about the people living around her and more importantly, she finds out more about herself and her past than she would ever have expected.
This original and unique story is like a modern fairy tale. It is mysterious and exciting and you definitely can’t stop reading until you found out all mysteries surrounding the different characters of the story. Normally, I don’t enjoy reading supernatural stories but this one is just a bit supernatural and appears completely realistic as it could happen to anybody.
Find out more about Cecelia Ahern here.