This was my first time reading a compilation of short stories by Cecelia Ahern. The book itself doesn't exceed 100 pages, helping me reduced the hours to finish it. There is only two stories in one book.
Girl in the Mirror :
Lila knows how lucky she is to have found the man of her dreams. But when a secret from her family's past comes to light on her wedding day, her destiny changes in the most unexpected of ways.
The Memory Maker :
They say you never forget your first love. But what happens when those cherished memories start to fade? Some people would do anything to hold on to the past and, for one heartbroken man, that means finding a way to relive those precious moments.
Cecelia Ahern still implemented her touch of fantasy in both stories. However, if Girl in the Mirror is a bit dark, The Memory Maker has gloomy feeling in it. My personal favourite? I choose The Memory Maker if Cecelia Ahern wanted to make it into a long story.
The darkness behind Girl in the Mirror kept me intrigued when reading it, it starts from the beginning. I was thinking about Lila's grandmother, why she has one eye only? Unfortunately for Lila, the truth came to her on her wedding day. Not a good start of a marriage, eh?
The Memory Maker is quite sad. An inventor invented a machine called The Memory Maker, a machine which could create dreams. The story behind the dreams-creating machine is so sad. What a pitiful soul he is, still clinging to the past. I would love to see if Cecelia Ahern decided to make a full story of The Memory Maker ;)
If you want a quick, doesn't-take-hours-of-reading read, I strongly suggest this book to you. My copy is hardback, the cover is beautiful, no? ;) I don't know if the book came in paperback or not.