April 13, 2015

Jump for Jojo: Me Before You (+ Giveaway!)

Welcome long-time, newbie and soon-to-be-converted Jojo Moyes fans! This week, myself and five other lovely bloggers will be celebrating our love for this author and her books. I'm kicking things off with Me Before You which is fitting because this was the first book we all read. Since then we've each been working our way through her backlog and let me tell you, this woman continues to impress (and make us cry!). I'm going to tell you a little bit about the book, share my top five favorite quotes and then share news about.. the movie!


 >> THE BOOK << 

Me Before You tells the story of Lou and Will. Lou Clark is an ordinary, small town girl with a nice family, steady boyfriend and a job at a local cafe. She's content with her less-than-exciting life. Then she loses her job and after a slew of unsuccessful opportunities, she becomes a caregiver to Will Traynor. Will's life has been the exact opposite of hers. Head of a corporation, worldwide traveler, sports extremist. Which makes the motorcycling accident that left him wheelchair bound all the more tragic. She's never worked this kind of job before or done anything outside her comfort zone and he takes his unhappiness out on everyone around him. They don't exactly hit it off at first but along the way they end up changing each other's lives.

This is one of the most beautiful and heartbreaking books I've ever read. If you plan to read this (and I sincerely hope you do), be prepared with tissues and be ready to fall in love with these characters.


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>> THE QUOTES << 

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>> THE MOVIE << 

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I obviously like to think of myself as a huge Jojo Moyes fan and somehow I didn't know that Me Before You was being turned into a movie! The announcement was made last year but I only found out about it a couple months ago. I think in the right hands this could be an amazing movie and if the casting is any indication, then they've got the right people working on it. Which is a shock to me because I'm usually that person making a fuss over the actor or actress being all wrong. But as soon as I heard Sam Caflin was playing Will and Emilia Clarke was playing Lou – all I could think was, perfect!

The movie is set to come out sometime in 2016 which gives you a whole year to read this book plus the sequel (yes, the author also announced that she's releasing a sequel this year but do not look it up until you've read Me Before You first). To say that I'm excited would be a huge understatement.

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I hope my post encouraged you to add ME BEFORE YOU to your TBR.
And if you've already read it, well I personally feel like re-reading it after writing this! 

Also, we're hosting a giveaway of a Jojo Moyes book of your choice so please enter below and check out the rest of the blogs that will be posting this week!

The rest of the lovely Jump for Jojo ladies :) 
April 13 - Me Before You - Hello, Chelly
April 14 One Plus One - Belle of the Literati
April 15 - The Girl You Left Behind - So Obsessed With
April 16 - The Last Letter From Your Lover - Paperiot
April 17 - Ship of Brides - The Casserole
April 18 - Silver Bay - Alexa Loves Books

Thanks for joining us!

1 comment:

  1. Girl, you just made me want to reread Me Before You! That book hurt my heart when I read it years ago, but in the most beautiful way. I'm so, so excited for the film (especially with that cast) and definitely want to reread before I read the sequel and watch the movie!

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