Rosie Dunne Book Summary and Study Guide

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This story begins by introducing you to two young children who are the best of friends. Their names are Alex and Rosie. As they grow older it is obvious they are meant for each other and everyone seems to see this except for the most important ones, the ones who are meant for each other, Alex and Rosie.
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As the story goes on you find that many obstacles prevent them from the one destiny that they both long for. It seems as if they take turns wanting to tell the other they are in love and desperately want the other. Rosie finds she is pregnant, after fate has caused Alex to be absent and in his place another man who she absolutely has no feelings for. After moving half across the world Alex finds himself in love and walking down the aisle twice, both times not with Rosie.
The review of this Book prepared by Nicole Dowling

Alex and Rosie are two Irish young people who seem to be destined for each other and everybody knows that. However, they do not realize this, as they have always been just best friends. When they are 17, they start meeting each other in more romantic conditions, but, Alex's parents decide to leave Dublin and go to Boston, U.S. Rosie fells absolutely devastated and she starts to go out with another boy, but soon she realizes that her true love is Alex. In this critical situation, they finally understand how much they love each other and make plans to remain together. Rosie decides to apply to college in U.S., so that she can be together with Alex. She gets into Boston University, Alex goes to Harvard and they both fell very happy.
But, before leaving for Boston, Rosie finds out that she is pregnant with the boy she used to meet while Alex was away. Now, she has to remain in Dublin and raise her child. While Alex studies hard and, finally becomes a brilliant doctor and finds a new love, Rosie becomes a single and unhappy mother.
But, years after, life brings them back together again, when they both lost hope. Will they be able to get over these past years and bring back the love they once had?
The review of this Book prepared by Dana Samson

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Searching/Rekindling love?    -   Yes Lost Lover:    -   childhood friends becoming grownup lovers Children/Pregnancy    -   Yes Children/Pregnancy:    -   Get accidently pregnant

Main Male Character

Profession/status:    -   doctor Age/status:    -   20's-30's    -   long lived adults

Main Female Character

   -   20's-30's    -   long-lived adults Profession/status:    -   unemployed    -   small businessman Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Ireland City?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment    -   moderately detailed references to deaths What % of story is romance related?    -   50%    -   nearly 100% How explicit is the sex?    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing    -   impregnation/reproduction Focus of story    -   equally on him and her How much dialog    -   mostly dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much sexing?    -   5-9 sex acts

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