Last week I just finished reading the much hyped about novel of the moment, Me Before You by Jo Jo Moyes. Other than knowing it has been made into a movie and has received great reviews, I didn’t know anything about it, nor was I familiar with its author. But over the last while I’ve heard so many people talking about how good it is, that I just had to buy it and find out for myself.
I’m always on the look out for new books, and currently have about four on the go. This always seems to happen to me! Some I go in and out of depending on the genre, then there are others that the minute I pick up, I struggle to put down again. And Me Before You was one of those books.
Without giving too much away as I don’t want to spoil it for those of you who haven’t read it, what I will say is if you do decide to read it then be prepared for tears. Lots of tears. It is a wonderful, uplifting, heart breaking story that has you entwined into the characters lives from the first words on the page.
The story is so real, so unexpected, and it evokes every inch of hope possible in the reader. Well in me anyway. This is the kind of book where you want to shout at the pages to influence the storyline, you want to shake Will so hard to make him hear, you want to be there with Lou planning trips, you feel like you are part of every thought and every decision whether fun or sad.
It’s been quite a while since a book has made me laugh, in a full on belly-laughing way, or cried so hard that I couldn’t stop the tears. It is relatable, it is funny, it is heart wrenching, but more than anything else, it is a brilliant read. It is the kind of book you want to curl up on the sofa with, wearing your pyjamas, accompanied by a big box of tissues and an even bigger glass of wine.
The kind of book that you wish you hadn’t already read so you could read it all over again.
Have you read this book? If so, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Let’s cry some snotty tears together and discuss!