That’s right, folks. I am back to reading. Which means, of course, I’m back to writing about the books I read. Ah, the circle of life.
The latest book I read is Still Me by Jojo Moyes which is the third book in a trilogy. The first one being Me Before You which was adapted into a big Hollywood film starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin. Essentially it’s about a girl, Louisa Clark, who gets a job as a caretaker for a man, Will Traynor, who got into an accident and became paralysed. It’s a romantic-coming-of-age-finding-yourself-type book. It’ll make you cry and cry and cry, but it will fill your heart with so much love. And then you’ll probably cry from that as well. But it’s a good cry, you know?
The second book in the trilogy, called After You, is about Louisa Clark’s life after Will Traynor, and Still Me, being the third book carries on the story further.
Honestly, I love this entire story line and I love how it develops. Louisa Clark is an extremely likable character who is constantly going through something emotional. But it’s so relatable to me as I am her age and can completely understand everything she’s going through. In Still Me, she leaves everything she knows in England and travels to NYC to live and work there, leaving her boyfriend. And that really struck a chord with me. Obviously, I have experienced something of that nature.
Jojo Moyes knows how to tell a captivating story that will make you beg for it to get made into a movie. Although, when Hollywood gets ahold of books and turns them into films, they have a really great way of ruining the story line. I don’t think that was the case with Me Before You. I highly doubt they’ll make a movie for the next two books, but after finishing the story, I am begging to see this played on the big screen. Especially with Emilia Clarke, I truly love her.
So if you’re looking for a good read, I would highly suggest this series. And if you’ve already read the first one, which most people have, I would definitely suggest reading the last two to complete it all.
It will make you smile, laugh, cry, and you will not want to put the book down. I can’t tell you how many social scenarios I skipped out on just so I could read another chapter. And that is the true sign of a good book, I believe. Yes?
Let me know if you decide to pick it up!