Sunday, October 9, 2016

Me Before You {book review}

***SPOILER ALERT*** Do not continue reading unless you have already read this book. I will ruin it for you. 
I read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes without knowing a thing about it.  Big mistake. Big. Huge. I have to go shopping now. {10 points if you can name the movie that is from!}
It is the BEST-WORST book ever.  Like ever.  {Did I mention ever?}
I quickly fell in love with the story.  A girl, looking for work, ends up being a caregiver of a quadriplegic man {he had an accident 2 years prior}.  She finds out that he wants to commit assisted suicide {Yes, I should had put it down at that point, but I was already wrapped up in the story - it was quite a ways into the book!}, and she takes the next 4 months to try to change his mind, to convince him that life CAN be worth living.  In the process she falls in love with him. Well *spoiler alert* he falls in love with her too and STILL commits assisted suicide.  Stupid.  Pointless. Idiotic.
Now I know this isn't a Christian book by any means {there are some swear words, and she is sleeping with her then boyfriend} but there are a bajillion reasons to live...and love is definitely one of them.
So will I be seeing the movie???  Oh heck no!
This book gets 1 start.
Here are the other books I have finished so far in 2016:
(24) A Cowboys Touch by Denise Hunter
(23) Distant Echoes by Colleen Coble
(22) A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard
(21) Six-Point Plan for Raising Happy, Healthy Children by John Rosemond {audiobook}
(20) Freefall by Kristen Heitzmann
(19) Troublemaker by Leah Remini
(18) Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay
(17) For the Love by Jen Hatmaker {audiobook}
(16) Almost Amish by Nancy Sleeth
(15) What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarity
(14) The Fringe Hours by Jessica N. Turner
(13) The Vow by Kim & Krickitt Carpenter
(12) Stranded by Dani Pettrey
(11) Shattered by Dani Pettrey
(10) Dancing Through Life by Candace Cameron Bure
(9) Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade
(8) That Certain Spark by Cathy Marie Hake
(7) In Between by Jenny B. Jones
(6) Baggage Claim by Amanda Tru
(5) Letter Perfect by Cathy Marie Hake
(4) Submerged by Dani Pettrey
(3) All is Grace by Brennan Manning
(2) Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
(1) Bridge to Haven by Francine Rivers
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