Okay, so this post is going to be all over the place – lots of emotions going on in my life, which is ironically similar to the book being reviewed. First, I just landed my dream job – librarian at a high school in Pittsburgh!!! I can’t express how excited I am to start my new position with the North Allegheny School District! There are so many opportunities for change and growth – and I’m so lucky to get to be a part of it. More on that to come… but for now I’m just getting settled in and meeting amazing people!
Second, my reading game has been a bit off lately. We lost a very important person this summer – my wonderful Aunt, Joy. When she was in the hospital I read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn to her – a very special book to my heart – and I haven’t been able to pick up a book since then. I’ll get there, but it’s tough to move on sometimes. Forgive me for my lack of posts.
So here’s a quick recap on a book I read last summer – Me Before You, by Jojo Moyes. I didn’t love it the way that a lot of others did. You have to love a variety of emotions (and strong one) in stories to really get this one – anger, sadness, bliss, etc… It was difficult for me to accept everything that happened, so the story itself wasn’t my favorite. The characters are fantastic though. Very real. Very developed. The book hit the big screen and became an instant money maker with its A-list star Emilia Clarke playing the lead. (Note: E Clarke is amazing in everything – and this role really fit her, so good job Hollywood). It’s a great love story that’s got a twist, but I can’t really tell you much more than that without ruining it. Read it if you must, but don’t go out of your way to do so.
Gary give it 2 paws.