Sockin’ Summer Reading Club: Me Before You – Jojo Moyes

 Me Before You    By: Jojo Moyes

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**Disclaimer**:

If you do not like sad sappy books, then I’d say leave this one on the shelf … (I will go into further detail but just trust me on this one)

 If you have been living under a rock for 1 month or do not find Sam Claflin incredibly attractive then you have probably not heard about the newly released film, Me Before You.  Once I saw the heart wrenching trailer, which included many tears, I knew that I had to read this novel just in time for the movie to be released! Without further ado….

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They cannot BELIEVE that you haven’t heard of this amazing novel!!!

Let’s get to it!

Summary:

I am not the type to read romantic novels. Yet this fact makes me the BIGGEST hypocrite on the planet. Why? Because I live for romantic movies. Yes, I am petty and believe that each story may happen to me in some way, yet they are not just for a hope of my future…yet also there for a well needed cry. Let me tell you this story brings ALL the tears.

The story line begins with a 26-year-old girl, Louisa Clark, who has never been outside of her quaint town, or coffee shop for a matter a fact, a day in her life. When certain circumstances occur, Louisa is forced to take on a new job that is way beyond her incredible tea skills; working for a quadriplegic man.

You may be thinking, “I can already see where this is going!” well.. DO NOT ASSUME! This story takes many unexpected turns..for better and for worse. After a few days with this used-to-be-successful-business-man-quadriplegic, Will Traynor, Louisa feels that can not bear to keep this insane job.

Yet from Will, Louisa realizes that maybe there is more to her life, maybe she should live as her own self. The six months that she is to spend with Will not only changes her views on life, yet helps Will cope in the toughest time of his life.

(That is all I can give away… just know there are MANY TEARS and you will also be angry with MANY characters!!)

Movie:

So how was this movie? Let’s just say…read the book first! It was a star studded cast of hotties

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Even with the Neville Longbottom glow up…the movie was not up to par as the novel. *many confusing scenes and not much explaining* I’d give the movie a solid 6/10. 

Rating:

Over all, It was not my favourite book. Between the amazing plot, there sometimes seemed to be a bit of text lacking. For example, I would be reading a page where Louisa and Will were talking then the next second she was at home. There was no transition and it was done in a way that made me cringe. Yet how can I hate on the amazing story line?! So what is my opinion overall…


Intriguing Plot Line:

 9/10

Good Read Value:

7/10

(The transitions were so horrible that it took my 9 to a 7 😦 sorry)

Speed Read Estimate:

I read the novel in 2 days, yet I had a lot of time on my hands…so I’d say 2 to 4 days would be a good estimate


Hey! Thanks so much for being a part of my reading club:) I am very excited to see this novel come to life! If you have any opinions on the novel or what I think of it…Comment down below! Let’s get friendly!

all the love,

xx

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