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One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern

One hundred names...
one hundred people.
Kitty Logan inherits just a single list with the promise that it's a story she has to tell.
Journalist Kitty Logan’s career has been destroyed by scandal, and she now faces losing the woman who guided her and taught her everything she knew. At her mentor’s bedside, Kitty asks her – what is the one story she always wanted to write?
The answer lies in a file buried in Constance’s office: a list of one hundred names. There is no synopsis, no explanation, nothing else to explain what the story is or who these people are. The list is simply a mystery.
But before Kitty can talk to her friend, it is too late.
With everything to prove, Kitty is assigned the most important task of her life – to write the story her mentor never had the opportunity to. Kitty has to not only track down and meet the people on the list, but find out what connects them. And, in the process of hearing ordinary people’s stories, she uncovers Constance’s – and starts to understand her own… 
What I love about Cecelia Ahern's writing is that, she brings you to the world of magic... No, not the David Blaine's kind of magic. First, the book cover is so amazing because the color combinations are soft. I bought the big size paperback, so in terms of number of pages, I think it's a bit thick.

The storyline is quite unexpected because, first the book title says 'One Hundred Names' and the story is about Kitty Logan got a list of those 100 names from Constance and she didn't get a chance to ask what the list of names is about. So, my first thought was HAH! She's going to write stories about 'famous people' in their magazine. EK!!! It's actually not. Nor do they have connections with Constance or Kitty or anyone from their company. 

That's what I like about Cecelia's stories. A simple title but big and magical stories that make us laugh and make us feel inspired. Who could've thought about writing this kind of story? (Cecelia did of course). Imagine that, 100 random names are given to you. Maybe 1/100 of them is a manager or maybe a taxi driver. 100 names who are not famous names like Beyonce or J.Lo. These 100 names may not be known to the world but they too have stories to tell. Everybody has a story to tell. 

I think after reading this book, people might start doing the same thing as what Constance and Kitty did, find 100 random names from the phone directory and search for them and start writing stories about them.

If there's a downside of this book, all I can say it's not that much. Starting was slow (especially when Kitty got her list). The characters are all fun and different.

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