When Christine is crossing the Halfpenny Bridge in Dublin. Adam is there, poised, threatening to jump. Adam is desperate — but Christine makes a crazy deal with him. His 35th birthday is looming and she bets him she can show him that life is worth living before then.
It's a difficult thing to do, and for Christine who's obsessed with self-help guides (she owns shelves of books with titles such as How to Enjoy Your Life in Thirty Simple Ways and How to Quiet Your Mind and Get Some Sleep), suddenly she doesn't really know what to do. And at the back of her head… an incident still haunts her.
Rather than the archetypal leading man, Cecelia Ahern shows us the one thing truly worth falling in love with — and that's life itself.