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The Book of Tomorrow. Home · The Book of Tomorrow Author: Cecelia Ahern. downloads Views The Book of Tomorrow · Read more · The Book of . Editorial Reviews. From Booklist. Sixteen-year-old Tamara Goodwin's life is upended when her wealthy father commits suicide after realizing he can't pay his . Bestselling author Cecelia Ahern follows The Gift and P.S. I Love You with the The Book of Tomorrow's strong voice and sophisticated storytelling mark an instant new classic from this already beloved author. PDF icon Reading Guide .
Ahern is one of my favorite readers for non-important reads. Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. All goes well until one day, Tamara's father takes his own life- and then her life starts spinning off-kilter. Hank Green. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.
The Gift: Frustrated, Tamara ventures out of the house, exploring the ruins of the castle Arthur cares for and meeting the locals, including a sprightly nun and a handsome young man who drives around in a traveling library. Tamara comes across a book in the library that captures her attention. Realizing she is able to not only read the future but change it, Tamara uses the diary to unravel the mystery at work in her new home.
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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Paperback Verified Purchase. Ahern is one of my favorite readers for non-important reads. The book is somewhat predictable and doesn't have much underlying life, but, hey, if you have ever read her books you know that she writes pleasurable novels, nothing transcendental.
The book is entertaining, it is light, you can read it in a few nights, and will leave you feel accomplished and fresh. I have read them all by her, my first and favorite is If you could see me now, which I read when I was in Ireland the author is the daughter of the former Prime Minister of Ireland in college, and I fell in love with the story. They are always kind of magical, and you have to be open to ideas like "imaginary friends", "impossible loves" and hopeless romantic people.
Here it is a teenager that leaves her wealthy and spoiled life behind when her dad dies and all his corruption and debt is unveiled. She goes to the countryside and lives her little adventure thanks to a magical diary that sort of predicts her future. Makes you think a bit about how we can shape our own life and future, but not in a very philosophical way. Great for a rainy weekend!
Hardcover Verified Purchase. So it's better than just 3 stars, but not quite up to the 4 star range-- mostly because the ending felt like a rushed, tangled, too-revelatory-after-school-special-to-be-true without the necessary plot clues to fit in like puzzle pieces, mess. The first third of the book is actually quite entertaining.
Tamara Goodwin comes from a rich family. She had everything she ever wanted served to her on the silver platter-- until the day her father's business took a nose dive and he committed suicide.
Tamara and her all-but-comatose mother go to live with Tamara's uncle and his frowsy, food-obsessed, wife in the gatehouse of a crumbling castle. Tamara is not happy. She's rude, makes terrible comments, and basically just is a selfish person. She somehow makes friends with the young, male driver of a Library bus and also a bee-keeping nun although with her caustic wit you kind of wonder why they put up with her. Little by little, her Aunt's strange reluctance to leave her alone with her mom, mysterious clicks on the castle grounds, and the strange, glass-making inhabitant of the nearest cottage draw Tamara into uncovering a family secret that will change her forever.
Tamara's selfishness and brusque manner was okay for the first part of the book, but then I got tired of how mean she was. I wanted her to melt a bit. I also didn't quite like how interchangeable Library Bus Driver and Wesley ended up being-- I feel like Tamara developed nothing from her encounters with those two. But most of all, what makes this closer to a 3 star than a 4 star, is the weird way in which the "villain" gets this summarized story at the end of the book to explain everything.
And even with that explanation, I'm left wondering why certain characters did what they did. Motivation seemed weird, as well as the central mystery of the story a bit unbelievable.
This Book's Snack Rating: Cheddar Cheese Pringles for the thinly concocted characters with a pleasing layer of mysterious cheese in the first half of the book. Tamara is concerned about her mother, but is told by her aunt that sh Sixteen year old Tamara Goodwin is a very spoilt teenager who has everything she needs and wants and so much more.
Tamara is concerned about her mother, but is told by her aunt that she just needs to rest and in time she will get better. One day Tamara meets a young man named Marcus Sandhurst who runs a travelling library. Inside the travelling library Tamara picks a book off the shelf, but she soon realises it has no title and no author. Both Marcus and Tamara find this odd and want to know it's contents, but can't as it has gold lock on the front of it.
Being called away by her aunt, Tamara takes the book with and hopes to open it soon. Exploring her surroundings, Tamara meets and befriends a local nun by the name of Sister Ignatius. Sister Ignatius helps Tamara open her book only to find there is nothing, but blank pages.
Sister Ignatius tells Tamara this might be a great opportunity for her to start her own diary where she can keep her own private thoughts on what she does or wants to achieve each day. The next day Tamara decides it might be a good and fun idea to keep a diary, but when she opens the book it seems someone has beaten her to it.
Tamara at first is confused as the diary hasn't left her and only a couple of people knew she had it. As she starts to read what is in the book, Tamara soon figures out that the entries are dated a day ahead of time. Tamara is reading about things that haven't even happened yet and soon discovers dark family secrets that will change her life and those close to her forever.
I must admit when I first started reading this book I didn't like it and wondered if I would be able to finish it. I'm glad I stuck with it because the the more I read I became quite intrigued and wanted to know how it was going to end. This was an interesting and enjoyable read with a magical twist.
So what would you do if you knew what tomorrow was going to bring? Dec 04, Lauren LaurenHannah. Other complaints include the main character's entire fucking personality, and too many mentions of sex and clubbing. Fuck this book. Dec 29, Nancy rated it liked it. Tamara Goodwin has always got everything she's ever wanted. Born into a family of wealth, she grew up in a mansion with its own private beach, a wardrobe full of designer clothes and all that a girl could ever wish for. She's always lived in the here and now, never giving a second thought to tomorrow.
But then suddenly her dad is gone and life for Tamara and her mother changes forever. Left with a mountain of debt, they have no choice but to sell everything they own and move to the country. Nest Tamara Goodwin has always got everything she's ever wanted. Nestled next to Kilsaney Castle, their gatehouse is a world away from Tamara's childhood. With her mother shut away with grief, and her aunt busy tending to her, Tamara is lonely and bored and longs to return to Dublin.
When a travelling library passes through Kilsaney Demesne, Tamara is intrigued. Her eyes rest on a mysterious large leather bound tome locked with a gold clasp and padlock. What she discovers within the pages takes her breath away and shakes her world to its core My Take: The mysteries of this story unraveled beautifully as the events unfolded. The author is incredibly gifted in succinctly handing out life nuggets while writing a story about a selfish little girl.
She also uses symbolism to provide the reader with deeper meaning which gave me more to think about in the following days. I enjoyed the concept of a diary that wrote itself for tomorrow. The protagonist, Tamera, decides to use the diary as a tool for making better decisions.
She discovers that ultimately she is responsible for the consequences of her actions, which makes her more careful about her choices. This does not stop her from making mistakes but it does give her clues to the mysteries surrounding the castle, her aunt and uncle, her mother, her father, and herself.
My favorite character by far is Sister Ignatius. She was written to be old, wise, and of a good nature. Excellent comic relief. I really wanted to like the protagonist better. But I didn't. She was supposed to be a rich and spoiled girl who lost everything which she was. She was also extremely crass a lot of sex talk and "f" bombs that didn't seem to add to the story.
She grows throughout the book but not enough for me to really like her. Although I immensely enjoyed the first dialogue between Marcus and Tamera. I must admit that the writing style is reminiscent of Kate Morton's "The Distant Hours" although in ways not as evident as it would seem. There's a castle, strange inhabitants gatehouse for this book , secrets kept but it is the way the story is unfolded and particularly the way the authors provide life for inanimate things and places that I really enjoyed.
In this book, the trees, forest, and castle live with the echos of those who have walked the way before. Beautifully written. Some relationships I would have liked to have been better developed and I could have used a cleaner read for targeted audience but I liked it. Mar 25, Meredith rated it it was ok Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. What a huge disappointment this was, and with such a promising premise, too! Girl goes to live with her secretive relatives and finds a magic diary that predicts the future, based on her current course of actions. That sounds awesome, right? I don't understand how this was executed so poorly. Characters did some mysterious things here and there, but the protagonist, Tamara, basically just wandered around, whined, and What a huge disappointment this was, and with such a promising premise, too!
Characters did some mysterious things here and there, but the protagonist, Tamara, basically just wandered around, whined, and thought about how she was much better than everyone else.
It was like listening to a driveling chavette version of Bella Swan. That's pretty close to the end of the book, and all of the end content is rushed through at a break-neck pace.
The diary makes predictions, and then the subsequent paragraph reads like, "and then Tamara did those things, and they turned out like the diary said!
Another thing: Why were there two love interests? There was absolutely no need for both of them. It would have made more sense if there had been just one guy who was the bookmobile driver, who was older than Tamara, and who forgave her for lying to him and helped her solve her mystery. It's not like they were really competing with one another, and having one love interest fade away halfway through the story was just distracting. More than anything else, I think what bothered me was how painfully obvious the "surprise" ending was.
This is why I hate mysteries. I'm never thrown off or surprised by the plot twists at the end. If they wouldn't make everything so glaringly obvious halfway through the book, I might actually enjoy the genre every now and then. View all 6 comments. Feb 15, Novel Novice rated it it was ok. The story follows Tamara after the suicide of her father. Besides rebelling constantly against her apparently well-meaning aunt and uncle, Tamara meets the cute guy who runs a traveling library and picks up a strange book.
But the story itself, and the pacing, may not appeal to all readers. Beautiful prose, yes, but largely descriptive or introspective. As the narrator, these are her words and thoughts we are reading and I felt like she was often dealing with a split personality disorder.
She tells and shows us frequently that she is not a good person, yet occasionally has thoughts that someone much nicer would have. Does she care, or is she indifferent?
Is she rude and mean and hurtful … or is she kind and loving? Her negative qualities made it very difficult to like her as a narrator. The Book of Tomorrow is also difficult to place when it comes to themes and genres. Now, I am a fan of mixing genres when it is done well. But I felt like there was no truly consistent flow between the different aspects to this story. There are bits of YA, bits of contemporary fiction, bits of mystery and thriller, bits of romance, bits of the supernatural.
But none of these bits ever fit together; they felt disjointed and as such, it was hard as the reader to get a good grasp on what kind of book I was reading and where the story was going.
By the time we reached the climax, I felt torn: But on the other hand, it felt completely out of place from the rest of the story. And I have to talk about the magical element to this book. From the very beginning, the narrator asks you to suspend your disbelief: I love books featuring the supernatural or paranormal. That said, Ahern has truly created some genuinely interesting characters, my favorite of whom is Sister Ignatius, who is developed into a vivid, multi-dimensional part of the story.
Some intriguing side characters — Marcus, Weseley, Arthur and Rosaleen, to name a few — also add color to the story and keep things interesting. Oct 18, Mochizuki rated it liked it Shelves: I really enjoyed this book. I wish it had existed when I was a teenager. Still I couldn't put it down even as an adult. This mystery had me up late at night wanting to know what happens next. The idea of a diary that told about tomorrow today hooked me in.
This is a coming of age story that had all the grit of reality with some exciting mystery thrown in. You really care about the characters. They are real and complex. It dealt with difficult themes that many teenagers have to face either in the I really enjoyed this book. It dealt with difficult themes that many teenagers have to face either in themselves or in their peers. There was enough mystery of ruined castles and glimpses of strange shadows and family secrets to keep anyone hooked. There are many aspects to the story that make you go ah-hah when the pieces start to fall together and I love moments like that.
The little bits of information the author slips in and ties it all in at a later moment - those are the best. Ahern certainly has a way with writing and many pieces of the ending were a surprise, yet made complete sense.
The book is funny, it's sad, and overall it's charming. Oct 15, Phrynne rated it liked it.
This is a fairly light piece of chick lit, the sort of thing you might like to read on the beach on a hot summers day. It starts out a little dull but the story becomes more engaging as the book progresses. There are some oddities though. The character of Marcus with his travelling library seems to be an important thread but then it just dies away.
Magic is introduced in the form of the fortune telling diary and I love magic but at the end the rather rushed and garbled explanations of all that h This is a fairly light piece of chick lit, the sort of thing you might like to read on the beach on a hot summers day. Magic is introduced in the form of the fortune telling diary and I love magic but at the end the rather rushed and garbled explanations of all that has occurred have a total grounding in fact.
Magic is not needed at all. So basically just an okay read and not one I would really recommend. View 2 comments. Dec 28, Ruzaika rated it really liked it.
Another version of this review can be found on: Would we fix it? Could we? She uses the perfect selection of words and sprinkles them with just the right amount of magic to end up with one dazzling, breath-taking story. The story starts with us being introduced to our protagonist, 16 year-old Tamara Goodwin, who is possibly the most pampered, spoilt, brat you'd ever encounter in your lifelong traversing through YA fiction.
At least she was, until this story happened. She has always had a wealthy life, where point- and she'd get what she wanted. Despite being so well-endowed, Tamara just wouldn't appreciate all the good life had to offer her. Instead, she always took it upon herself to make the lives of everyone around her miserable.
She never appreciated what her parents did for her, nor did she care for others around her. She simply took what she wanted and lived life. All goes well until one day, Tamara's father takes his own life- and then her life starts spinning off-kilter. Tamara and her mother are left alone to fend for themselves and as if things weren't bad already, they learn that they are drowning in debt.
It so happens that the only people willing to take Tamara and her mother into their home is her aunt and uncle whom- surprise- they never really cared for. Despite their initial reluctance, they finally make it to the tiny countryside village and so the story takes off.
If you've read the synopsis already- and guessing by the title of course- you'd know that this book revolves around a book. The Book of Tomorrow.
Tamara chances upon this mysterious book that shows entries for the following day in her own handwriting- and what's more, things start happening exactly the way they were written in the diary. Characters, plot line, writing, this book satisfied me in every possible way. I was hooked to it from the minute I started reading it and the desire to know what exactly happened to make Tamara's life turn out to be the way it was only increased form page to page. But I should mention here that the pacing felt a tad bit slow at the beginning.
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