Postscript by Cecelia Ahern
This month we’ve had two mega sequels released, The Testaments and Postscript, and they were both books that were high up on my wish list. The Testaments was, as you know, a big hit for me but what about Postscript?
As a massive fan of PS, I Love You I was excited and nervous to find out what would happen to Holly in the seven years since Gerry’s death - which PS, I’m still not totally over. So with a box of tissues and a bar of chocolate by my side I prepared to have my heartbroken all over again.
Six years have passed since Holly read the last letter left to her by Gerry, the letter where he urges her to find the courage to forge a new life.
In many ways Holly’s life has moved on, but when a group calling themselves the PS, I Love You Club, approaches Holly asking for help, she finds herself drawn back into a world that she worked so hard to leave behind.
When I picked this one up, I was really in the mood for a weepy read, and trust me I did weep but I also laughed and I thought a lot about death, just not in a depressing way.
Cecelia Ahern clearly knows a thing or two about grief and bereavement and she writes about it with great compassion. I found that there was a lot in this book that I could relate to. I lost my mum very suddenly seventeen years ago. The early days were horrendous you don’t think that you’ll survive the shock and horror but life goes on, and that person is forever in your heart and mind. I found it very touching the way Ahern allows Holly to examine the person she has become now and how that would relate to Gerry as it is something that I have done myself.
If you’re thinking that this sounds like a really bleak read, it isn’t. Don’t get me wrong there are some desperately sad parts, but overall it is beautiful, meaningful and uplifting. I love the way she has written about death, and more importantly life after the death of a loved one.
Thank you so much @harpercollinsuk for sending me Postscript, I didn’t think it would be possible for me to love a sequel as much as I did this one. The Holly and Gerry love story feels complete to me now.