Thursday, September 12, 2013

Me Before You

They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?
This book has been sitting on my shelf begging to be read since March. When my bestie Becky was visiting we both snagged ourselves a copy at the cutest book store ever, ah....happy memories. Why did it take me so long?? I am not sure, I wasn't in the mood or something like that....stupid me! I LOVED this book! I will admit I wasn't instantly grabbed within say the first 40-50 pages but intrigued. I think I have some weird thing about books set in the UK....whatever. This book picks up steam and by page 51 I was hooked and completely attached to the characters lives. I thought about this book all day, picturing it in my head and I just couldn't wait to read it every night before bed. This book is witty, unexpected and it was a book that when I closed the last page.....I hugged the book. If your reader you understand. 
Guess what?? MGM just bought the rights to this movie and I picture....... I was thinking maybe Matt Bomer as Will or Hugh Dancy and possibly a Mila Kunis type for Lou or Emma Watson although she is a tad young. Anyhoo..... This book was a complete surprise and I loved it so much, you must read it!

1 comment:

Becky said...

This book is on my fave list and it will make a beautiful movie. I will take a whole box of kleenex with me though. I definitely plan to read it again.

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