Rarely would I buy short story books but I like Cecelia Ahern’s books and when I saw Roar in my local bookshop I didn’t think much before buying it.
Have you ever imagined a different life? Have you ever stood at a
crossroads, undecided? Have you ever had a moment when you wanted to roar? The women in these startlingly original stories are all of us: the women who befriend us, the women who encourage us, the women who make us brave. From The Woman Who Slowly Disappeared to The Woman Who Was Kept on the Shelf and The Woman Who Returned and Exchanged her Husband, discover thirty touching, often hilarious, stories and meet thirty very different women. Each discovers her strength; each realizes she holds the power to make a change. Witty, tender, surprising, these keenly observed tales speak to us all, and capture the moment when we all want to roar.
The collection of 30 stories is remarkable. There is a magical realism in some of them but if you are a Cecelia Ahern fan you would expect that already. Not only has the magical touch made the book special but the unique theme of all the stories. In each of them you find women’s everyday struggles, hopes & dreams…I can guarantee you that while you are reading you will recognize yourself in more than one or two chapters.
Some of the stories are quite ironic and funny like The Woman Who Blew Away while others make you think one more time, do you behave the right way? is your style of living healthy for you like The Woman Who Found Bite Marks on Her Skin? Even thought you won’t relate with all of them it’s intriguing to see from a different angle how women cope with their everyday duties and how our way of thinking resonates with our reality.
One of the stories that impressed me was The Woman Who Was Swallowed Up By The Floor And Who Met Lots Of Other Women Down There Too. It has happened so many times to me, to say something at the wrong moment or to have done something embarrassing by mistake and I just wish that it never happened, but in this story you see that it’s not just you, it happens to all of us and you just have to keep going because you can’t hide forever. I find that one empowering and uplifting along with most of the stories in Roar.
Roar, it’s what we as women need to do to be heard nowadays. Some of us have lost our voice because we do not believe in the power we have within ourselves. Others are just struggling to find it while busy with everyday duties. The stories in Roar represent each and every one of us in different stages of our lives but the rule is, if you want to be heard, you have to roar, it’s the only chance you have to be heard and understood.
Cecelia Ahern has a unique way of presenting her ideas and I truly enjoyed the book. I would definitely recommend Roar to others.
According to the latest news Cecelia Ahern will be working with Nicole Kidman on a TV adoption of the book Roar. I’m really looking forward to seeing her stories on the big screen.
About The Author
Cecelia Ahern is one of the biggest selling authors to emerge in the past fifteen years. Her novels have been translated into thirty languages and have sold more than twenty-five million copies in over forty countries. Two of her books have been adapted as major films and she has created several TV series in the US and Germany. She and her books have won numerous awards, including the Irish Book Award for Popular Fiction for The Year I Met You in 2014. PS I Love You was awarded two Platinum Awards at the 2018 Specsavers Bestsellers Awards, for UK and Ireland.
Roar is Cecelia Ahern’s 17th novel.
For more information www.cecelia-ahern.com