Ohhhhhh, this book.
When I picked it up, I had seen the trailer for the movie and i was so excited about it.. I mean Khaleesi and Finnick in a movie together, this book must be amazing.
It did not disappoint. I must confess that It took me two years to finally get to the last page,. Well I knew what was coming and I couldn’t bare to read it. I liked will and Lou soo much and I knew i would cry. *spoiler*
I mean when you read a sort of romance novel, you want a happy ending… most people read to escape their reality and jump into a world of happiness and possibility and not to experience life in the book… That’s my opinion here of course.But then again I am getting ahead of myself, let’s start from the beginning.
Enter Louise Clarke, just lost her job at Frank’s cafe and needs a job to help out with the family, since her dad might also be getting the boot. (this is real life peaking in- being responsible for your family and being the little shoulders they lean on)
Louisa with no formal training, get sent to the Traynor residence for an interview for the position of care-giver to a quadriplegic member of the Traynor household. The Traynor’s are well to do and own and live in the grounds next to the Castle, the tourist attraction in their little little village.
Louisa Clarke is beautiful, funny, and wears the most bright and unconventional clothes to suit her bubbly personality.
As the story unfolds, Louisa learns to care for Will and a friendship is formed. We see both characters grow and learn in each chapter.
Lou then embarks on getting Will to love life again, after she finds out he wants to go to Switzerland to have assisted suicide. She takes him to a concert, they attend his ex-girlfriend and his best friend’s wedding and even go overseas. She works so hard and he accepts it all gracefully as he believes she needs to find what she wants in life and to see what the world has to offer.
Lets not forget to mention Louisa’s boyfriend, teh running man.. I end here with him….
To sum it all up, the book is an amazing story of an unconventional love story.. It will warm your soul and also break your heart.
After two years of not wanting to read the ending, i finally did and it was sad and beautiful.. Jojo Moyes is an amazingly talented and gifted storyteller.
To top it all off, the movie was great 10 out out 10 adaptation of book to film but that’s a whole other blog…
Remember to live, love and be you. In life sometimes we will meet someone will will change our perspective on life, they will push us to be the best version of ourselves. When you find such a person listen to them, live love and be you….