The movie came out June 3rd; but before you go to the movie, read the book . The book is definitely better than the movie. And you relive the book as you watch the movie unfold. If you cant make the movie, and you want the best summer read of the year, This is it.. Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes, is one of the best books I’ve read in a really long time.
I wasn’t sure I was up for a heartbreaker, so even when friends recommended the book, I was thinking , I love happy, witty , fun summer reads. I am not into books about breaking hearts . However, because I’m Emilia Clarke’s number one fan…I mean what’s not to love about the Mother of Dragons and because I always read the book before seeing the movie, I downloaded it to kindle and couldn’t put it down.. It is the kind of book that breaks your heart. You may cry, but it leaves you with a whole new perspective on life and love.
Me Before You follows the heartbreaking romance between a rather unlikely pair, Louisa Clark and Will Traynor. Their paths never would have crossed had Louisa not been desperate for a job and Will not been left wheelchair bound after an accident. When Louisa takes a last resort job assignment working as Will’s caretaker, constantly reminding herself that it’s only temporary is the one thing that helps her to get through each work day. In the beginning, their personalities are at odds with each other. Will is rather hateful towards Louisa. Though not too many weeks pass by before Louisa’s quirkiness and refusal to deal with his rudeness cracks Will’s tough exterior, and she starts to genuinely care about the man she’s been hired to serve.
As the story continues, you see love , not in the usual way that people love. I don’t want to give too much away. It is a book that will stay with me for quite a while
Needless to say I’ll be reading the sequel very soon .
After You, which is available now.