26 Feb 2021

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Book Review / If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern

Readers and critics alike adore Cecelia Ahern for her lighthearted yet insightful stories about modern women and their often unusual situations. In If You Could See Me Now, she takes that theme a step further, offering us a heroine who is entirely believable, and the new man in her life who is, well, slightly less so.

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 doesnt 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?


Published:     21st November 2005
Publisher:  Hachette Books
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Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Owned





This was my second time reading this book having read it quite a number of years ago now.  I could still remember some of the plot but not all of it.  I was so excited to get to this one, in reading all of Cecelia Ahern's novels, as I remembered this one to be one of my favourites.  

In this story, the main character is Elizabeth who is a very responsible person who does not do anything random.  One day, her son Luke has an imaginary friend.  At first, Elizabeth is worried but soon she starts to hear a voice.  

This was such a fun book to read.  I had forgotten quite a bit in this novel so it was nearly like reading it all over again for the first time!  I have to say that my favourite part would have to be when we see Elizabeth start to loosen up and make a new friend.  

Such a fun and magical read that I would highly recommend.