She has just two weeks. Two weeks to teach him how to fall in love – with his own life.
Adam Basil and Christine Rose are thrown together late one night, when Christine is crossing the Halfpenny Bridge in Dublin. Adam is there, poised, threatening to jump. Adam is desperate – but Christine makes a crazy deal with him. His 35th birthday is looming and she bets him she can show him that life is worth living before then.
Despite her determination, Christine knows what a dangerous promise she’s made. Against the ticking of the clock, the two of them embark on wild escapades, grand romantic gestures and some unlikely late-night outings. Slowly, Christine thinks Adam is starting to fall back in love with his life.
But has she done enough to change his mind for good? And is that all that’s starting to happen
How To Fall In Love is an amazing novel. The plot is amazing and it’s such a simple premise. After talking a man, Adam, down from committing suicide, Christine tells him that she can change his life, that she’ll teach him how to love life before his next birthday and he reveals that it’s in two weeks. So Christine has two weeks to make Adam fall back in love with living, otherwise he gets to take his life successfully this time. Sure it may sound a bit morbid and you may wonder just WHY Christine is getting involved with someone who may or may not be unbalanced, but actually that didn’t worry me at all. I didn’t care that Adam was this close to suicide, in fact I embraced it because it’s what made the novel? Can you imagine if hypothetically somebody did that for every single potential suicide? It would be a pretty amazing think, just saying.
How To Fall In Love is mostly a book about hope. it’s about having the hope that even at your lowest moments it can all come good again and that suicide isn’t the answer. Ada, and Christine’s story isn’t just a tale about Christine helping Adam of course it isn’t because Christine’s life isn’t perfect- she’s just left her husband who’s having a difficult time getting over it her family life isn’t exactly perfect and she’s living in a tatty apartment in the same building where she works. It’s a story of two people helping each other and it is fabulous. I was so touched by Christine’s ablity to want to help. I loved how Adam was receptive enough to allow Christine to try and help him and I loved the two as characters. Neither are perfect but I loved them despite their flaws. I totally fell for Adam, and I wanted to save him just like Christine did!
I adored How To Fall In Love so much. It made me smile, it made me believe in love and it was special. Cecelia Ahern hits it out of the park with every single novel she writes, like I said before she cannot do any wrong. I literally raced towards the end of How To Fall In Love with my heart thumping, hoping so badly that I would get the ending I wanted and the book delivered on every single aspect.