Books, Reviews

One Hundred Names – Cecelia Ahern


Scandal has derailed journalist Kitty Logan’s career, a setback that is soon compounded by an even more devastating loss. Constance, the woman who taught Kitty everything she knew, is dying. At her mentor’s bedside, Kitty asks her, “What is the one story you always wanted to write?”

The answer lies in a single sheet of paper buried in Constance’s office—a list of one hundred names—with no notes or explanation. But before Kitty can ask her friend, it is too late.

Determined to unlock the mystery and rebuild her own shaky confidence, Kitty throws herself into the investigation, tracking down each of the names on the list and uncovering their connection. Meeting these ordinary people and learning their stories, Kitty begins to piece together an unexpected portrait of Constance’s life… and starts to understand her own.


Cecelia has me hooked. For lifetime. I haven’t read any of her other books yet, but trust me, I will. After reading One Hundred Names, how can I not? When you read the book, you will understand why.

See, the thing about this book is that, you can either move on with your life taking this as a normal chick-lit type, OR you could sit up and take notice of your life as well as others’. There’s this raw charisma that draws you in, that makes you want to be one among the hundred names. What’s so special about these hundred names? Specifically, what’s so special about these hundred people? As Kitty (the main protagonist) keeps digging for these stories, you can’t hold yourself back.

I wanted to see how she was going to link every story and whether it will hold up in the climax, but I needn’t have worried. The link was there from the beginning, we didn’t know where and how to look. It moved me to tears, happy tears, mind you. 🙂

With this book alone, I believe that the author has an innate goodness that she’s able to bring forward into her books. And she’s doing her best to make others realize theirs as well. Each of us has a story to share. What I believe now is that every goodness in one is connected in some way to the other.

“Every single ordinary person has an extraordinary story.”

Until the next post,

Your ever-reading Nami 🙂

Psst: Following is a comment on this book by one of my friends:

Nayomi Arpana This book shows that every thing is connected in a way we never knew.


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