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The story revolves around two childhood best friends - Alex and Rosie - whose lives were well planned together - graduate high school, move to Boston, go to college, work, family, have kids etc - but as they say, things usually don't go as planned. Rosie had it all backwards and, this I believe, started their numerous missed opportunities to be together.
So how many missed opportunities should/can one get to true love? How much difficult can one go through before finding THE ONE? How long before ending up with the right person? hmmm.
Well, I know people who are lucky their first and last love is the same person. Some, however, gets it on the second. Then others on the third. Then I realized, despite how many times we fall or get hurt because of LOVE we shouldn't give up on it.
Just like Alex and Rosie...
I find their characters very like-able and easy to love, maybe because it started off when they were five years old which makes me feel like I grew up with them. It's an easy read where common and usual experiences of one's growing up life - from first day of school, first kiss, prom, issues on friendship, love and family - which makes me relate to the characters more. I found myself reminiscing my own memories too.
Among many other things, this book has reminded me that love will come to you at the perfect timing. Love is the happiness of the person you love even though it means letting that person go. Love knows no distance.
Lastly, when you love someone, you tell them. You tell them before it's too late. You tell them despite them not showing reciprocity, because when you love someone you should love them because of what and who they are, and not because you expect something in return.
When you love someone, you tell them.