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Every single person has an extraordinary story. We might all think that we are unremarkable, that our lives are boring, just because we aren’t doing ground-breaking things or making headlines or winning awards. But the truth is we all do something that is fascinating, that is brave, that is something we should be proud of. Every day people do things that are not celebrated.
—  One Hundred Names, Cecilia Ahern
I don’t want to do anything. I don’t wish to go anywhere. Most of the time I don’t want to even be here, but you’re not supposed to say that, are you? You’re just supposed to say insightful meaningful things that surprise people so that they can tell other people how brave you are. Brave. But I was never the brave one.
—  Bob, One Hundred Names; Cecelia Ahern
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Everyone has a story to tell. 

After one week. Im done reading this book. Haha! ;)) It tooks so long for me to finish this ‘One Hundred Names’ by Cecilia Ahern. 'Cause, I dont have so much time to read. Every morning i’d rather spend my time in sleeping than reading. Then at night i went to work and if there’s available time. I spare my time reading and trying to finish every chapter til the last page of this book. The flyleaf. Lol.. But anyway,i didnt expect that im going to love this boook soo much. Uhm.. yeah.Theres a similiraties between me and the main character Katherine “Kitty” Logan. Thats the reason why i love this book.

She’s a journalist and a kind of girl who listened to your story and never judge you. (But im not a journalist. Trying and dreaming to be lang.)

And, now.. I’m thinking what will be the next book to read. I’m sorry i don’t have so much to tell about this book. I’m not the reader who used to tell a story. I mean, all the things that i have read, i don’t share it.. 

If you were to randomly select one hundred people from a phone directory, you would not only find a story, you would fine one hundred stories, because everybody, every single person, has a story to tell. Every single ordinary person has an extraordinary story. We might all think that we are unremarkable, that our lives are boring, just because we aren’t doing ground-breaking things or making headlines or winning awards. But the truth is we all do something that is fascinating, that is brave, that is something we should be proud of. Every day people do things that are not celebrated. That is what we should be writing about. The unsung heroes, the people that don’t believe they are heroes at all because they are just doing what they believe they have to do in their lives.
—  Cecelia Ahern, One Hundred Names
I don’t want to do anything. I don’t wish to go anywhere. Most of the time I don’t want to even be here, but you’re not supposed to say that, are you? You’re just supposed to say insightful meaningful things that surprise people so that they can tell other people how brave you are.
—  One Hundred Names, Cecelia Ahern 

I finished reading this book two weeks ago as part of my 2013 Goodreads Reading Challenge.

I’ve always been a fan of Cecelia Ahern, and I make it a point to read every book of hers.

One Hundred Names is her latest offering. I distinctly remember that I was on the bus when I finished reading the book, and I was so touched and inspired that I found myself unable to hold back my tears, resulting in my fellow passengers giving me sympathetic looks.

What I love most about Cecelia Ahern’s stories is that she finds a way to bring an element of magic into the mundane without making it seem like an implausible fairy tale.

One Hundred Names gave me a very strong feeling of affirmation. I could relate completely with the protagonist, who was a journalist, spiralling downwards in her career. She was in search of one last meaningful story that could save her job and her reputation. All she had were clues left behind for her by a deceased friend.

I loved reading about Kitty Logan’s journey and the amazing people she met while in search of the elusive story. I can only hope that someday, I can find such meaningful stories in people’s everyday lives and let the world know about it.

Definitely one of my favourite books ever.