Book Review: The Book of Tomorrow

Review on: The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern

Rating: 3/5

Celia Ahern’s The Book of Tomorrow is quite the interesting quick read. It’s a book I would recommend for teenagers and young adults, it’s definitely more suited for teenagers though I was quite taken in by the cover and title of the book.

Ahern introduces Tamara, a teenager who has just suffered the loss of her father and is forced from her rich world habits into the quiet life in the country with her aunt and uncle. While in the country, she soon discovers that the world she thought she knew is not what it seems to be, coupled with her mother’s having withdrawn herself after losing her husband, and her aunt’s being secretive and over-protective of her, what else is a teenager to do? Put in some detective-sleuthing, add in a bit of mystery, drama and romance, and there you have one short novel.

I wouldn’t say that this book is quite the extra-ordinary novel. Parts of the story could have been written better, or explained better to induce more dramatic effects while reading the story. I wouldn’t say it’s bad either because I was quite at the edge-of-my-seat at certain points, trying to guess my way through the novel by guessing who the bad guy in the story was, the ending did come out as somewhat surprising though other parts of the story came out as quite obvious.

What I didn’t get though was how the title had anything to do with the book, though upon reading the book you see how the title is introduced into the story. Still, I didn’t quite see the relevance of the item referred to in the title, when it came to the progression of the story. Maybe that’s just me…


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