There’s something amazing about not having to wait forever for a sequel. I mean, PS I Love You was published in 2004 so it has been absolute years. But we didn’t officially know until 2019 that Cecelia Ahern was going to bring out the second book – and therefore the wait was much shorter. It could have just ended with the first one… I would have been completely happy with that, but now that Postscript is out I realise that much more needed to be said.
As with a lot of my reviews, I don’t believe in spoilers! You can get the overall feel for a book by the blurb and then you can read it yourself to have the joy of discovering the message that the author wanted to share with you first hand. I do however stumble across bits that don’t completely reveal the book and so here are a few…
Firstly, Gerry is firmly in this book. I was so delighted that we got to see Holly seven years later (six years since she finished the letters) AND go back to discover some of their relationship from when Gerry was alive. Having seen the movie made it possible for the book to be brought alive with the actual people that played the characters – and that shone through in this book. A second movie planned and so I hope that they manage to get Gerard Butler on board to keep this line of the sequel alive.
If I was lucky enough to be in a Questions and Answers session with Cecelia Ahern I would ask whether or not seeing actors and actresses bringing her book to life influenced how she wrote the second one… For example, I felt that Ciara was written so much better in Postscript to be very much the personality and character of Nellie McKay.
It’s been seven years since Holly Kennedy’s husband died – six since she read his final letter, urging Holly to find the courage to forge a new life.
She’s proud of all the ways in which she has grown and evolved. But when a group inspired by Gerry’s letters, 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.