Numerous friends recommended I read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, then I saw the movie preview and knew I had to read the book before the movie came out. I had until June but I’m not lying when I say that the movie looked so good, I knew the book must be amazing. And it was.
I’d even venture to say this is the best book I have read in a while. But I, for one, do love a book that just gets you emotionally – from happy to sad to angry to not knowing how to feel. This book does it all. There is such a range of characters you are bound to relate to one. And this is no spoiler, but the book deals with a very tough and hotly debated topic of assisted suicide. I cannot imagine having to deal with any of the struggles the characters in this book have to handle, and it was written very well. There were just a couple very random part of chapters from a different character’s point of view (the majority is told from the point of view of Louisa), and there wasn’t a clearly marked switch back to her perspective, but you figure it out.
I highly recommend this book – and read it before the movie comes out in June. You may just want to make sure you’re not reading in a public place during certain points of the story. I’m also sharing the movie preview, but I beg you to read the book first – it is always better. Always. And actually, now that I’ve read the book and re-watched the movie preview, I’m not as excited about it. But I’ll still go see it for sure.