This article is about the novel. For the film adaptation, see P. For other ps i love you cecelia ahern pdf, see P. PS, I Love You is Irish writer Cecelia Ahern’s first novel, published in 2004.
Britain, the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands. Holly and Gerry are a married couple who live in Dublin.
They are deeply in love, but they fight occasionally. By winter that year, Gerry suddenly dies of a brain tumor and Holly realizes how much he means to her as well as how insignificant their arguments were.
Deeply distraught, Holly withdraws from her family and friends out of grief until her mother calls her informing her of a package addressed to her. Within the package are ten envelopes, one for each month after Gerry died, containing messages from him, all ending with “P. As the months pass, each new message fills her with encouragement and sends her on a new adventure.
With Gerry’s words as her guide, Holly slowly embarks on a journey of rediscovery. Cecilia Ahern’s debut novel drew mixed-to-negative reception. Ahern’s book is “funny and emotional” but criticised his impression that the message of the book was one of getting over the death of a loved one by “getting drunk and shopping”. The Guardian wrote a satirical review in which Ahern’s shallow characterisation and melodramatic plot were lampooned.
The Clare County library called the book “overhyped”, “predictable” and “full of stock characters”, but lastly an “easy read and a nice holiday read”. Ahern deserves credit for a spirited first effort”.
A film adaptation of the book was released in 2007 with Hilary Swank as Holly, and Gerard Butler as her husband, Gerry. The cast included Kathy Bates, Harry Connick, Jr. Gina Gershon and Lisa Kudrow. Although box office numbers were high, critics gave the film negative reviews.