11 January 2018

A Good Read

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane. 
Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that. What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour and bumble bee tights. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time. 
Thought provoking and extremely sad, I was sobbing out loud towards the end. An excellent story, Moyes is meticulous about the subject matter. 
Thoroughly enjoyed it. The film is good too, it stays true to the book.

12 comments:

  1. Good to hear the film stays good to the book, I often find the films rather disappointing.

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    1. I has think this is the only one I have seen that has stayed true to the book.

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  2. oh no! Sad story.. I'll surely cry if I read the book..

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    1. I think you would definitely cry...

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  3. Thank you Polly for dropping a kind word on my blog, I am happy you enjoy my photography :)
    If that book is that sad, I am not sure I will want to read it! At this point in my life, I'd rather read something more cheerful ;-) But thanks for sharing.
    Your quilt is gorgeous, congrats!!
    All the best and enjoy your we

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    1. Thank you Noushka. Hope you have a good weekend too

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    1. It's not often that both book and film are agreeable :-)

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  5. I read the book and enjoyed it but didn't want to see the movie. Sometimes they mess it up. I'm glad you thought it was worth seeing.

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    1. I don't understand why the film makers have to mess around with a good story.

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  6. Hello, I will have to have this book to my reading list. Thanks for sharing the review.
    Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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