Luke was an awesome six year old boy, just plodding along, regardless of the mess that his mother has made. He's just a normal six year old I think, playing with his toys, laughing at silly jokes and, I think, just wanting to be cuddled and told "I love you". He is the one who Ivan links on to, and who helps Elizabeth realise that she can love, she doesn't realise that she has it in her. Now, out of all of the characters in this book, this guy has to be my ultimate favourite! Ivan is the imaginary friend, although I have to add, it really annoys him when people refer to him as imaginary or invisible.
Damn, he hates that! Ivan is an awesome guy. He comes into Luke's and Elizabeth's life just when they need a little bit of colour brought into their dull, grey world. He's a converse wearing, friendly and lovable guy, who really knows how to cheer people up, even when they don't want to smile. I think Cecelia Ahern pulled it off extremely well! There's so much magic and creativity hidden inside this book, it really makes you smile!
Final Thoughts. I was crying. I was laughing. I was crying some more. And then I heard myself saying, "I believe View all 22 comments. It is not a typical romance novel. It is not to everyone's taste. It's written for people with imagination. It has made me laugh and cry in the most unexpected way.
It's 'sprinkled with magic'. It taught me that sometimes you just need to let go and simply enjoy. It is an indescribably touching story. It made me want to have Ivan as best friend, if only for few days. View all 11 comments.
Oct 03, Sara rated it did not like it Recommends it for: nobody. Shelves: , fantasy , fiction , 3rd-person-omniscient , chick-lit. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I read Ahern's first book, P. I Love You, and despite the only reason she probably got it published is because she's the Irish PM's daughter, it was a cute book with a sweet premise.
I didn't like this book as much. Now I have no problem with stretching my imagination, but at least the reasons for what's happening is usually explained. I'm probably going to spoil this book, but I'm not going to bother with spoiler tags because the book isn't even worth reading anyway! However, if you do want t I read Ahern's first book, P. However, if you do want to read it, I'd advise not to read anymore of this review! You've been warned! Okay, so we're introduced to 34 year old Elizabeth who is a perfectionist with a Type A personality. Her mom left the family when she was little and she has a younger sister who's a binge drinker, so she's adopted her six year old nephew.
And one day Ivan comes into her life. Now here's the kicker: Ivan is an imaginary friend! At first only her nephew can see him and btw, I thought it was a bit creepy that a man who looked to be in his 30s wanted to play with a little boy, even though he wasn't any age, but still Then Elizabeth starts to see him, she thinks he's the father of her nephew's friend only she doesn't know he's invisible, and of course nobody else can see him, so they all think she's crazy, but she doesn't even suspect anything which is clue 1 of how stupid she is.
Now at first, I thought Ivan wasn't real, that was all in her mind, kind of like in Fight Club, but I'd be giving Ahern too much credit It was so stupid, it's not explained why or how. Plus Ivan is the most annoying person - he throws paint on Elizabeth, he wakes her up at 6 am ugh with an annoying rooster call, and he speaks backwards. He acts like a child, pretty much. So why she falls in love with him, I don't know. She must have looked pretty stupid when everybody saw her kiss an invisible man.
So yes, I thought the book was really stupid with irritating characters. Ahern also learns not to use the same phrases over and over. She also did that in P. I Love You where everyone "rolled their eyes to the heavens. View all 17 comments. Oct 25, Amira rated it really liked it Shelves: chick-lit. This was my first Cecelia Ahern read and I sincerely hope it won't be my last because it was just so amazing.
The concept of the novel was so beautiful and innocent. When I read the blurb, I had no idea there was a sense of magic about it. I just thought it was a normal chic-lit book that intrigued me, yet again. Oh, how wrong I was. Ahern took me on a journey whereby I witnessed things I hadn't thought about since childhood.
I was thrilled by the happiness, sucking me in wholeheartedly but I was This was my first Cecelia Ahern read and I sincerely hope it won't be my last because it was just so amazing. I was thrilled by the happiness, sucking me in wholeheartedly but I was also saddened by all the sucky-ness of life. However, more than anything it was about growing up.
Even if you're in your thirties, having to sit in your office facing the blank wall ahead, at least sit there and use your imagination! Ivan promises you'll use your imagination boundlessly, and Ivan always tells the truth. It's his favourite by far. Recommended for everyone lacking a little magic in their everyday life!
This book needs to be read with no inhibitions. It was a great fantasy read for this time of year. The audio was well done with great melodic music, Irish accents, etc. At first I didn't care much for this book Then this book took a whole different twist on love, letting go, and finding happiness. Wish it ended differently but it made sense. This is a very hard book to review because whilst I did have some misgivings about parts of it, on the whole I really enjoyed reading this magical fairy tale of a story. The story itself is really lovely although there were times I wanted to shake Elizabeth.
It was as if she could not see what was, or was not staring h This is a very hard book to review because whilst I did have some misgivings about parts of it, on the whole I really enjoyed reading this magical fairy tale of a story. It is a bit like watching The Sixth Sense the second time around. You start to wonder when the penny is going to drop with her — when will she realise that nobody ever speaks to Ivan and that he never speaks to them.
It is probably fair to say that she is not the easiest person to like at the start of the read. She is very cold and has built up walls around herself, not allowing herself to love and dissuading others from getting too close, and that includes little Luke, her young nephew who she has adopted. How my heart went out to that little mite, who really only wanted her to show some affection and have some fun.
I just loved the idea of Ivan and his fellow imaginary friends in some sort of countrywide network, going from lonely person to lonely person offering invisible friendship, but I would have liked to delve into his world deeper. Where was their office, in our world or on a separate realm? If it was in a separate realm, how did they get there?
Where and how did they live in their off time? It was just those niggly little details that got me wondering about the logistics of it all. Having said all that, It was a really entertaining, fun read that grabbed my attention and I thoroughly enjoyed it. View 1 comment. Sep 08, Jenny rated it did not like it.
I really struggled with reading this book. It took me so much longer than it should have just because I could not get into it! I guess I am just too practical to enjoy this one. I could not take it. I could not get into it. I felt like I was reading a childrens Ugh. I felt like I was reading a childrens book. I love Cecelia Ahern's first 2 books though, so I plan on reading her other books as well. Just wasn't a fan of this one.
View 2 comments. Oct 14, Gatlianne Gatlianne rated it it was amazing. This book sat on my bookshelf for quite a while And when it was time I flew through the book unable to sit it aside.
The story is so sweetly touching. It's playful and lighthearted yet full of deep emotion and caring. I couldn't wait to finish the book to pass it along to a friend. This is a story about coming into your own and letting go of the deep seeded beliefs and fears that get in your way.
You finish it and it's like you're sitting i This book sat on my bookshelf for quite a while You finish it and it's like you're sitting inside a cloud of fairy dust And you realize so much the little ways you have or haven't been truly living, or the ways your fears have held you back and suddenly you can see no other way to live other than laughing in a field making wishes. Ahern has done well.
Ah, kindness. It's the thing we crave the most, and all too often it doesn't show up. This lovely book blazes with it. It will floor you. Elizabeth Egan lives in a small Irish town and takes care of her nephew Luke. She's an interior designer and her life seems perfectly organized, but hectic. Into their lives comes Ivan, a sort of "professional imaginary best friend".
They usually show up to help kids Ah, kindness. They usually show up to help kids, but it's Elizabeth, who seems to have forgotten what it's like to imagine and dream, who needs him. What follows is a series of hilarious scenes of misunderstanding fueled by Elizabeth's "sleepwalking" through her life. Interspersed with these are episodes of breathtaking emotion.
Cecelia Ahern's writing is very good, but in these scenes it is simply brilliant. This is the kind of story you totally disappear in. It's about letting go and finding your imagination, but then you stop and think that it is the imagination of one person - the writer - who has created this wonderful story. Ahern is the kindest of writers.
She even makes sure we can say the lovely Irish name "Saoirse", Elizabeth's troubled younger sister. Maybe a story like this HAS to take place in Ireland, where the fantasy element feels so natural you simply go with the flow. Somehow I think if this took place in America there would be shrinks, pills, and darkness. Even as Elizabeth comes to grips with the sadness in her past, it feels liberating.
You will cry your eyes out, but you will feel good. I did not see the "twist" coming in the middle of the story. You ladies will probably see it a mile away. What is especially good about this story is that it can be enjoyed by people from ages 10 to It will grab you and linger.
The online gossip is that there is a movie in the works, and Hugh He acts! He sings! He dances! Jackman will play, I assume, Ivan. I can't wait. I CANT. This book is the book that taught me precisely the feeling of wanting to throw it at a wall across the room thankfully I barely refrained No but seriously, why?
View all 14 comments. There are some books which makes you happy just like that without any genuine reason behind it, this was one of those for me. I really like this imaginary world of happiness which Cecelia Ahern created and yes it was indeed a modern fairy tale with a practical ending which was actually the best part. Whenever I used to open this book it only took me to another world, a world which I was glad to be a part of.
Jul 03, Sandra rated it really liked it. I wasn't sure what to expect, but at the library, I found this on the shelf and decided to give it a chance. I really, really liked it. I usually don't just pick up a book from the shelf--I like them to be recommended or on a special table, but I'm glad I did. Elizabeth, an independent, fierce, rigid person, who is raising her carefree sister's six year old son, is on the pathway to a very lonely and loveless existence until she meets Ivan.
Ivan turns out not to be who she thought he was, but tha I wasn't sure what to expect, but at the library, I found this on the shelf and decided to give it a chance. Ivan turns out not to be who she thought he was, but that's what makes the story endearing. I was enthralled from the first page and couldn't put the book down. It was a great idea--that in the synopsis seems to be overplayed in modern literature--but it turned out to be something completely different.
Not knowing a lot about Ireland it was great to also read a little bit about the Irish countryside. I did, however, find Elizabeth to be a bit indulgent.
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She can't seem to let go of this fairy tale image she has of her disappeared mother and she seems to whine quite a bit about being the self-prescribed keeper of both her father and her sister. There are 12 years separating Elizabeth and her sister, so Elizabeth essentially raises her. Then when her sister becomes pregnant at 16, Elizabeth takes on that responsibility as well.
I personally thought that at 28, Elizabeth would have enough sense to know that the baby stood a better chance at being adopted then being raised by an unwilling aunt who resented his existence. I didn't particulary like how the book ended either because it left a lot of open questions. But for the most part I enjoyed the premise of the book and would definitely recommend it. If you could see me now This is the second book I read by Cecelia Ahern, a long time ago, the first one was P.
I love you, before the movie came out. I read a review about it, and was set off to see what is was about And did I found something incredible indeed. Cecelia has captivated me, in all her books. See from the very first moment, I felt a connection If you could see me now See from the very first moment, I felt a connection to Elizabeth, she and I are a lot similar. In some ways I'd say we are just the same.
I've learned to live my life just like her, trying to keep everything under control, needing the stability a quiet life can give you, getting by day after day. Not daring to take my shoes off the pavement. But like Ivan said to Elizabeth the more you try to simplify things,the more you complicate them. You create rules, build walls, push people away, lie to yourself, and ignore true feelings. That just complicates everything, and you are left stucked in a moment watching your life go by, but not living it.
Sometimes we are to afraid to loose control and get hurt that we just forget to live life. I'm still waiting for my invisible friend to show up. Or to be able to see him, or her. To open my mind far enough to become one of the lucky people who get to enjoy such a magical and wonderful world. Jan 20, Shannon rated it did not like it Shelves: avoid.
I decided to pick up this book for a couple of reasons. One, P.
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