Title: Freckles

Author: Cecelia Ahern

Pages: 352 Pages

Publisher: Harper Collins

The Burb

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.

When a stranger utters these words to Allegra Bird, nicknamed Freckles, it turns her highly ordered life upside down. In her current life as a parking warden, she has left her eccentric father and unconventional childhood behind for a bold new life in the city.

But a single encounter leads her to ask the question she’s been avoiding for so long:  who are the people who made her the way she is?  And who are the five people who can shape and determine her future? Just as she once joined the freckles on her skin to mirror the constellations in the night sky, she must once again look for connections.

Told in Allegra’s vivid, original voice, moving from Dublin to the fierce Atlantic coast, this is an unforgettable story of human connection, of friendship, and growing into your own skin.

Five people. Five stars. Freckle to freckle. Star to star.

The Review

Due to the success of her first novels PS I Love You and Where Rainbows End I think I have come to expect certain things from Ahern but I must say that she has surprised me with Freckles – her latest release. It is a bit of a strange one. I think I was expecting a big love story but that wasn’t necessarily what I got.

Freckles focuses on Allegra Bird. She is a bit of a loner living in Dublin working as a traffic warden. She has left all she knows to find out who she is. Through a chance encounter Allegra sets out to figure out who she is through the five people most important to her. However once you have opened Pandora’s box you can never close it.

Cecelia Ahern has created an interesting coming-of-age story. Allegra is your classic flawed character. There are parts of her personality that are unlikable yet her vulnerability shines through which does make you root for her.

It is a bit of a conundrum because Freckles has not been my favourite Cecelia Ahern novel but it was an enjoyable read.

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