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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

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Me Before You
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.


3 comments:

  1. I love re-reading favourite books - spending an entire rainy day in bed and devouring a Fiona Walker novel cannot be equalled for sheer, selfish indulgence.
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  2. I haven't read this yet, but I bought myself a copy a couple of weeks ago, and I'm looking forward to reading it. I watched the film for the first time last week and totally wasn't expecting the ending... I bawled my eyes out. Loved it, but so sad! xx

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  3. I read this in February too! Really enjoyed it.x

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