If you could only recommend ONE book, what would it be?
Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes, is THE best book that I’ve read in the past two years. I recommend this to everyone that I have a book conversation with because it is that good. It sticks with you. Two years later, this book STILL weighs heavy on my heart. Even more, this book makes you think.
I initially saw this book pop up on the best seller’s list month after month. I read the synopsis and was ultimately put off by the subject matter–one of the main characters is a quadriplegic. I didn’t think I could stomach the subject matter. However, a few months later, desperate for something to read, I decided to see what all the fuss was about. This is one of those books that has you quickly asking yourself why you waited so long to read this.
The book will make you laugh. And cry. And cry some more, but it is so worth it! It’s a moving novel that will stay with for years to come and make you reconsider the life that we are given, how we choose to live it, and how we choose to end it. Me Before You is also being made into a movie that is due out June 2016 starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin. I don’t see how the movie can live up to the depth of this book but I am anxious too see! This is a definite must read before it hits theaters.
Don’t miss the sequel, After You, which is being released September 29th!
Synopsis: 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?
If you could recommend only one book to someone, what would it be?
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