I’m an emotional person. Let’s just put that on the table here.
I only read this book because of the four main actor/actresses to be in the film here in a month: Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games), Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who) and Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter). Side note: yes, I am well aware that all of those titles in the parenthesis gives you a big look at the life of the Nerd Bird over here. I like books and science fiction; judge if you must.
I have never watched the Notebook or any Nicholas Sparks’ movies because, and I have come to realize, romance novels/movies make me really uncomfortable. I’m not sure why, but The Titanic has not taken a minute of my life and you can say “are you serious it is SUCH A GOOD MOVIE” and I will nod my head and let you talk and talk about it and then I will change the subject.
This book was a straight-up romantic book. I knew how it was going to end and I knew I was going to not be okay with it. I knew knew KNEW that I was going to be uncomfortable reading this book.
Why did I read it?
Literally no idea.
It made me so uncomfortable.
It was so incredibly marvelous and I will treasure this book for the rest of my life and if I could I would put the tears cried in a jar and put them on a shelf for all to see.
Instead, I will just finally get to the review.
Moyes created a wonderful girl named Louisa Clark (it’s funny because shes played by Emilia CLARKe) overshadowed by her older sister. She is quirky and doesn’t do things people deem acceptable and is content with the normal small life that she leads. In the beginning of this jewel, her small café was closing and she needed a new job and her boyfriend of seven years finds her a job that is taking care of a quadriplegic young man.
Now, quadriplegic, from my understanding in this book, is someone who is paralyzed from basically the chest down. Some use of the hands and arms but not much. Basically needs care twenty-four-seven and can’t really do much without assistance.
Will Traynor is LITERALLY the worst kind of person. Everything you say he will twist into you dissing him and his situation; he literally just wants to be miserable. Louisa dresses in the most outrageously, brightly put-together outfits and is always trying to see the bright side of things.
Basically, opposite personalities that have to be together because one is hired to keep the other happy.
It isn’t an easy task.
The characters in this book have a lot of structure. It is a very flow-lovely book that I would recommend to anyone that needs to broaden their mind about the world. Not everything is black and white and will turn out the way you think.
There is a sequel to this book and I haven’t decided if I want to even try reading it because this is such a good stand-alone book that I can’t bring myself to even think of what the sequel can hold.
This book as made me want to mountian climb, sky dive and deep-sea dive even though I can’t swim very well. Maybe I should start with learning to swim more.
You steal my heart and my logical path of thought, Moyes. I applaud you from afar.