Me Before You

May 4, 2016

By
 now most of you know that I’m a sucker for watching movies and I’m a 
sucker for a good book. When the best of both worlds lands in my lap, 
well… I simply can’t resist. While I haven’t actually seen the movie 
yet, haven’t you watched a movie preview and just known you were going 
to love it? I’m hardly wrong about these things, so after watching the 
preview for Me Before You by JoJo Moyes, I bought the book. I
 want you to keep in mind I never read the back of the book or a single 
thing online. Yes I live under a rock. I let the preview speak for 
itself. I knew going in that this was a love story between a caregiver 
(who maybe didn’t know so much about care giving) and man who was 
paralyzed. Oh and bumblebee stockings. Somehow those played in to to the
 book, I just knew it. Me Before You was profoundly moving. Not in a Nietzsche sort of way but in a The Fault in Our Stars sort of way. It was unexpected and it snuck up on me. Lou
 is the newest caregiver to a quadriplegic, he is the last man Lou ever 
thought she’d love. Will was a daredevil and after an accident that left
 him wheelchair bound, he is ready to take his own life.  Can these two 
find happiness or is death the only answer? I
 wanted to know the answer to this question with every page of the book.
 It’s a rarity to find a story that is both captivating and leaves me 
wondering how it will all end. Usually there is a bit of give, and you 
know that the couple will end up together, it’s a trope. But I wasn’t 
sure with this one. Not till the very last page. I’m
 not going to tell you what happens, because even though there have been
 5 million copies sold, I won’t give it away for other rock dwellers. 
It’s too special to ruin. What I will say is, if you are looking for a 
new kind of love story, one that will move you to tears, look no 
further. June 1st I will be at the theatre, to see if the movie lives up to the book. I’ll let you know if it does.
By now most of you know that I’m a sucker for watching movies and I’m a sucker for a good book. When the best of both worlds lands in my lap, well… I simply can’t resist. While I haven’t actually seen the movie yet, haven’t you watched a movie preview and just known you were going to love it? I’m hardly wrong about these things, so after watching the preview for Me Before You by JoJo Moyes, I bought the book.

I want you to keep in mind I never read the back of the book or a single thing online. Yes I live under a rock. I let the preview speak for itself. I knew going in that this was a love story between a caregiver (who maybe didn’t know so much about care giving) and man who was paralyzed. Oh and bumblebee stockings. Somehow those played in to to the book, I just knew it.

Me Before You was profoundly moving. Not in a Nietzsche sort of way but in a The Fault in Our Stars sort of way. It was unexpected and it snuck up on me.

Lou is the newest caregiver to a quadriplegic, he is the last man Lou ever thought she’d love. Will was a daredevil and after an accident that left him wheelchair bound, he is ready to take his own life.  Can these two find happiness or is death the only answer?

I wanted to know the answer to this question with every page of the book. It’s a rarity to find a story that is both captivating and leaves me wondering how it will all end. Usually there is a bit of give, and you know that the couple will end up together, it’s a trope. But I wasn’t sure with this one. Not till the very last page.

I’m not going to tell you what happens, because even though there have been 5 million copies sold, I won’t give it away for other rock dwellers. It’s too special to ruin. What I will say is, if you are looking for a new kind of love story, one that will move you to tears, look no further.

June 1st I will be at the theatre, to see if the movie lives up to the book. I’ll let you know if it does.

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