A Place Called Here Paperback
A redemptive and captivating novel from the No. 1 bestselling author of PS. I Love You. Ever wondered where lost things go? Ever since the day her classmate vanished, Sandy Shortt has been haunted by what happens when something - or someone - disappears.
Finding has become her goal. Jack Ruttle is desperate to find his younger brother who vanished into thin air a year ago.
He spots an ad for Sandy's missing persons agency and is certain that she will answer his prayers and find his brother.
But then Sandy disappears too, stumbling upon a place that is a world away from the only one she has ever known.
Now all she wants, more than anything, is to find her way home.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 496 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 04/06/2007
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780007198917
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Review by eesti23
I found A Place Called Here a bit disappointing, especially after having enjoyed P.S. I Love You so much. It took quite some time for me to get into the character of Sandy Shortt and her journey to a place called Here. It was interesting to read about the feelings and behaviours of those who have lost loved ones and to take a peek into another world where all the missing things go but apart from that I felt the book ran out of steam and came to a disappointing ending.
Review by dhelicious
Ever since her classmate Jenny-May vanished when they were ten years old, Sandy Shortt has been obsessed with finding things.I have to say I was with all the excellent reviews that this author received on her first novel P.S I Love You Iwas a bit disappointed on how she swayed to her usual writing. I was expectingher usual chick-lit romance story although thought provoking it still sums as amagical, peter pan like story. Highly unbelievable to begin with but otherwise achallenging read.
Review by salw
Eek, i read this book when my friend lent it to me with the proviso that it was terrible. I admit i was captivated by the poor writing and g.s.c.e. style plot, i emitted audible gasps of shock by the bad bad badness, i actually quite enjoyed reading it because of this.
Review by chive
This is quite possibly the worst book I have ever read. It disturbs me that trees died so that these pathetic words could be put on a page. Everything about it was bad, bad, bad.
Review by auntieknickers
Cecilia Ahern is the author of the book P.S. I Love You, on which a recent movie was based -- apparently quite loosely. Her books are set in Ireland and some of them have a supernatural or fantasy element, for instance this one. Sandy Shortt is actually quite tall. Ever since a childhood classmate disappeared, she has been obsessive about trying to find anything that is lost, and ends up running a missing-persons agency. One day she ends up disappearing herself and finds herself in a mysterious place called "Here" where she finds her lost possessions and some of the missing persons she has sought. But will she ever get home? There is a subplot which caused me to list this in the mysteries shelf as well. Ms. Ahern, daughter of the Irish Prime Minister, is only 26 and is already quite an accomplished writer with a fertile imagination. I look forward to many more books from her.
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