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Saturday, April 6, 2013

Book Review - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes



Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Picked this based on other bloggers' recommendations. Not my typical genre - I'd still call it chicklit, but it gets a layer deeper than the usual boy-meets-girl. I decided to read it because everyone said grab some Kleenex when you read it.

A story that makes you cry? I'm game.

Yes it did make me cry. Yes, it made me stayed up to find out what happened on a work night. Yes it made me think what I'd have done had I been in the same situation (either as the male OR female protagonist). Yes I liked that the ending is a bit different.

But it was still predictable to me.

3.5 Stars - why not higher? It was a bit long and dragged on a bit, and some characters felt a bit flat and stereotypical. I did like it better than the typical chicklit though so 3.5 is actually a high score for this genre for me.



Note - The book was borrowed from the library.



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6 comments:

  1. We have somewhat similar tastes in books, so I'm disappointed you didn't like this one more. I have it waiting for me.

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    1. I am picky about chicklit, so this one actually scores more than others! :) Can't wait to hear what you think.

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  2. 3.5 is good for you when it comes to this genre. I always put these on my Wishlist but almost never pick them up to read.

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    1. It was an easy read, tho I think could be shorter... and you're right that 3.5 is a good score from me as I hardly give out anything more than 4!

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  3. This is on my wish list but I am not in a place in my life where I will pick up a book if I know it's going to make me cry. It will have to wait a bit.

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    1. Fair enough - I think there are a few bloggers who also said this is a tearjerker so it's prob best to stay away for now.

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