I was visiting my Sister and she had just finished Me Before You. Fictional romances aren’t typically my type of read, but she was so enthusiastic about it, I figured why not.
An Honest Review:
A skeptic to start, this book had me hooked, fast. I finished it in 3 days, and enjoyed every minute of it. It’s not as much of a tear-jerker as I was anticipating, and I actually laughed out loud more than I shed tears. Although there is not a lot of depth I can put in this review – it was a typical chick-lit read – but I can say that it was a lovely break from my typical reading list, and I would recommend it to anyone as the perfect weekend read.
The Book as a Movie:
Needless to say, as soon as I finished the book I rushed out to the theatres, dragging along KK, to see how they did. I have to admit, the casting is spot-on! I thought all of the actors portrayed the characters in the book outstandingly. I also felt that they adapted the storyline perfectly, leaving out the right parts of the book, but kept the story seamless. I was really impressed, and even KK admitted he was surprised that it was more funny than sad!
What I Learned:
Chick-lit is nice to break up a monotonous reading list.
- Volunteer at a nursing home or a hospital and invest time in getting to know someone. They might change my life.
After You by Jojo Moyes – The sequel to Me Before You has unexpected twists and turns that will leave your mouth agape within the first three chapters.
Moyes, Jojo. (2016). Me Before You. New York, USA: Penguin Random House LLC.