Thursday, 14 November 2013

One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern

Genre; Chick Lit
Release date; 2013

The new novel from the bestselling author. Journalist Kitty Logan's career is being destroyed by scandal - and now she faces losing the woman who guided and taught her everything she knew. At her terminally ill friend's bedside, Kitty asks - what is the one story she always wanted to write? The answer lies in a file buried in Constance's office: a list of one hundred names. There is no synopsis, nothing to explain what the story is or who these people are. The list is simply a mystery. But before Kitty can talk to her friend, it is too late. With everything to prove, Kitty is assigned the most important task of her life: to write the story her mentor never had the opportunity to. Kitty not only has to track down and meet the people on the list, but find out what connects them. And, in the process of hearing ordinary people's stories, she starts to understand her own.
This is a story of finding beauty in the ordinary. 100 names, that is all Kitty Logan has to go, with possibly the most important story of her life. After disgracing herself on tv and ruining someones life, she has this one chance to write the one story her dear friend never got to do, and all she has is a list of names. This is a leisurely read, it took me a long time but i enjoyed spending that time getting to know the characters we meet. We learn all about Constance and how she guided Kitty, we learn about Kitty and her relationships but more than that, we learn about some ordinary people, and that is key, how other peoples stories can teach us all about our own. 
Cecelia Aherns books have been hit and miss to me, some have been wonderful, some not so and i just couldnt read, this one was middle of range, when i was reading it i didnt want to stop, but through choice i wouldnt pick it up. Her writing style was flawless though and the stories all intermingled together nicely without been too confusing, all the characters were likeable with their own stories.
I would certainly recommend this to anyone to brighten their life up, and just remind them the beauty of everyday.

Rating; 9/10

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