I actually READ this book! I know you probably thought I don’t really read, but I get a bit of time for ‘real’ books from time to time. Ok, it was an e-book, but i actually read it with my eyes and not my ears for a change!
Me before You by Jojo Moyes was great!! I saw the movie based on the book a few months ago and added the book to my ‘to read’ list…mainly so I could find out how much they messed up the movie. Because as we all know seldom are the movie versions any good when compared to the book.
This time I was surprised to find that the book and movie are almost identical!! There were very few changes in the movie, and very little that actually change the story line. I love both of them!
I struggled with the book in a good way. I could so easily see myself as both Will and Louisa. A doomed romance from the start and pain all around.
The “right to die” concept is one that I struggled with for years and now support whole heartedly. I did hospice/palliative care for several years in my early twenties, and I promised myself I would never allow myself to be placed in that situation. If I were to find that I had ALS(which runs in my family) or MS or any other terminal, degenerative disease I would want to end my life on my own terms in my own time. There are very few things that I find more frightening then being a mind trapped in a shell of a body dependent on others for all my needs, possibly even for the air I breath.
A great book that I would encourage everyone to read!!