Thank you for using the catalog. It screams and no one can hear it but you. Putting myself into a box. She stumbles through life oblivious to the devastation she leaves in her wake, mainly because it is not Saoirse, but Elizabeth who deals with the consequences, including Luke. Though he could just have made that up. Then when her sister becomes pregnant at 16, Elizabeth takes on that responsibility as well.

He is child-like, but not childish. More By and About This Author. But it seems that Elizabeth is in tune with him too… I found this highly unbelievably. She also has her family stuff, you know.. Not only can she sense his presence, she is also able to see him. In some ways I’d say we are just the same. He has a delicious sense of fun and an infinite and heart-breaking capacity to love in the purest and most unselfish of ways. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Summary In her third novel, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern, introduces us to the two sisters at odds with each other. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

Oct 03, Sara rated it did not like it Recommends it for: I really struggled with reading this book. Ivan is an imaginary friend!

Mora da je bilo davno. Ali takva je ljubav But with Saoirse crashing in and out of their lives, leaving both her sister and her son reeling, Luke and Elizabeth are desperately in need of some magic. Unlike the other women in her family, Elizabeth adheres to a fastidiously dee existence—no mess, no complications, no love.

Though at first she is exasperated with this imaginary friend, she starts playing along with Luke when she learns that imaginary friends will only last about 3 months.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. These passionate expressions answered my question immediately. Ako i ima buke, ona je unutra. There was an error while adding the following items. He is an unforgettable character and easy to fall in love with.


Oct 14, Gatlianne Gatlianne rated it it was amazing. I couldn’t blame Lizzie. Thank you for using the catalog.

If You Could See Me Now

Books by Cecelia Ahern. I couldn’t identify with any of them. Despite the fact that she loves to give things a good makeover, she hasn’t been able to rearrange her mundane life by filling it with color, laughter or adventure.

It’s extremely touching, and will make you laugh and cry and realise what’s important in life. Retrieved 29 April Elizabeth froze, moved her eye sockets from left to right suspiciously, and then continued working. There were some beautiful moments in the book that will stay with me, such as dancing in the dandelion field at dawn.

Saoirse’s behavior reminds Elizabeth of a painful past—the alcoholic mother who abandoned the family, leaving Elizabeth to care for her baby sister and forgo her own childhood, and the emotionally distant, controlling father still waiting for his wife’s return. It’s ‘sprinkled with magic’.

If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern – It’s Time to Read!

I think you did. What’s the deal with imaginary friends and why are folks so “tisk tisk” about them? This book needs to be read with no inhibitions.

It was a great idea–that in the synopsis seems to be overplayed in modern literature–but it turned out to be something completely different. Saoirse’s behavior reminds Elizabeth of a painful past-the alcoholic mother who abandoned the family, leaving Elizabeth to care for her baby sister and forgo her own childhood, and the emotionally distant, controlling father still waiting for his wife’s return.

Cecelia has captivated me, in all her books. At first only her nephew can see him and btw, I thought it was a bit creepy that a man who looked to be in his 30s wanted to play with a little boy, even though he wasn’t any age, but still At the age of six, Luke claims to have a friend named Ivan whom Elizabeth cannot see.

Knowing that only people who are in real need of a friend are able to see him, he follows Elizabeth around.


It was a cute idea, but the execution lacked refinement. To view it, click here.

Synopsiz, how wrong I was. It is an indescribably touching story. She also has her family stuff, you know. Is it possible to see the invisible or touch the intangible? This is a very hard book to review because whilst I did have some misgivings about parts of it, on the whole I really enjoyed reading this magical fairy tale of a story.

IF YOU COULD SEE ME NOW by Cecelia Ahern | Kirkus Reviews

Ivan turns out not to be who she thought he was, but that’s what makes the story endearing. Saoirse annoyed the hell out of me! As Lizzie evolved into a woman who loved life dearly, Ivan had to let go. Couls read this book in 2 sittings which is ig for me since I make my decision everyday or almost to not watch tv and I also get up extra early to get my fix. Realist-by-default Elizabeth has little patience when, at age 6, Luke starts playing with an invisible companion he calls Ivan.

Ivan was the catalyst of change of Lizzie’s boring life.

Let me give you some background. Sometimes we are to afraid to loose control ypu get hurt that we just forget to live life.

But is it for real? Cecelia Ahern’s writing is very good, but in these scenes it is simply brilliant. Want to Read saving…. You would think as it s so important it would make the loudest noise in the whole world or even have some If you’d like this book and can’t find it at the library let me know.