|Me Before You : Jojo Moyes|
There's something to be said for re-reading a book you've enjoyed. Particularly when you're reading it in a cosy and familiar setting. Curling up under the covers in one of your favourite places and getting drawn into a story can be just what's needed at times. Over the past couple of weeks I've been enjoying re-reading Me Before You, which I'm sure needs no introduction following it's film release.
Thrown into Lou's life as she loses her job at a local cafe which is closing it's doors for the last time, we follow her as she searches for something new and finds a temporary role as a carer for Will Traynor; a grumpy quadriplegic who was injured in a motorcycle accident.
Things get off to an awkward and rocky start, but they progress, as things have a habit of doing. Both characters warm to one another and it's hard not to get swept away with them. When Lou makes a rather sad discovery, it shocks her to the core and she's not sure how best to deal with it.
For me, I'd say I enjoyed this book *almost* as much the second time around as I did when I first read it a few years ago. I've watched the film and I think that always has a bearing on the way I see characters and settings when I read something after seeing it on the screen. Nonetheless, rereading Me Before You felt like a warm hug.