Me before you by Jojo Moyes Review

Publisher: Michael Joseph (5 Jan. 2012)

Format: Paperback (512 pages)

Source: Brought

Synopsis:

Lou Clark has never been anywhere and she has never done anything exiting before. When she meets Will a surprising friendship forms and the both of them transform for the better. 

Review:

Before I read this book I was pretty anxious mainly because I had never branched out of the YA/children`s genre, therefore this book was quite a large step for me. Surprisingly, when I read this book I thought it was going to be very adult like and the tone of the book would be very hard and serious, however as I actually read the book I found it very easy to read and I immediately clicked with Lou.

This romantic book follows a 26 year old called Lou who has just lost her job and she goes out of her comfort zone to be a carer for a man who has quadriplegic. She has to try to get close to Will Traynor before it’s too late and she also has to face the fact that the world if greater than she thinks.

One of the main things I love about this book is the characters. Lou is such a relatable character and the reader will immediately fall in love with her. The fact that she can be a little bit dopy at times added a little bit of humour. She comes from a family who are struggling economically and so her job as a carrier if vital for her family. Moyes makes her a sympathetic character at first, but as the book goes on the reader starts to relate with her and ultimately understand her.

Moreover I was captured by Moyes ability to make you believe in the characters like they are real people. Every emotion the characters has it sinks in with you; for example, when they feel pain you also feel pain. I think this was mainly due to Moyes writing, which persuades the reader to keep on reading. In addition, whilst British wit gave a humorous effect, Moyes hit you when you won`t expect it and you will be left with tears of sadness. There I warn you to carry a massive box of tissues.Read More »

Kook by Chris Vick Review

Publisher: Harper Collins (7 April 2016)

Format: Paperback (400 pages)

Format: Brought

Synopsis:

Sam has just moved back to where his father grew up and he met Jade. Jade is a girl who seems to be reckless and daring and some who loves to surf. Both of them meet and a relationship evolves from there.

Review:

Now I don`t really have any negative reviews on this blog and the main reason for this is I don`t want to be negative and offend people. However sometimes it’s good to be out of your own comfort zone, therefore I thought I`d right up a review about Kook.

One of the main aspects that made me dislike the book was the characters. I couldn`t connect with any of the characters and I found them really hard to relate with. For some reason I found it really hard to understand the male point of view of Sam and this didn`t add anything positive to my reading experience. I think that if I could connect with the characters I would have enjoyed and understood the plot a lot more.

In addition I felt Sam`s crush with Jade was a crush at all, but it was more like obsession. This made the book very cringe worthy to read and it ruined my reading experience. Sam had this thing of always noticing what Jade was doing and for me it was too much. I don`t think normal teenage boys stare at someone they like for 24 hours upon end. To improve this book I would have liked to read from Jade`s point of view, because it could give a different perspective to Sam`s crush.Read More »

The inspiration that books give

Whether you`re reading a fiction book or an non-fiction book, books will always have the power to inspire you. The inspiration could be taking up a new hobby or it could be encouraging you to see the better side of people.  In my opinion there is no better reason to read a book because ultimately (I believe) the inspiration to take an action will enable people to become a better version of themselves.

I have reading for a long time and in that period I have read hundreds of books. I remember reading Matilda by Roald Dahl and this book inspired me to keep on reading because reading will only give you the power of knowledge. A few years ago I read the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. This book did not only made me want to take up archery, but I also inspired me to stand up for what I believe is right. Over the years I have come across many characters that have made me want to do something that would have a positive impact on my life.Read More »

Top Ten Tuesday REWIND- Books that have made me want to do something

Hey guys,

I know it has been a long time since I have posted and the only excuse for this is I haven`t had the motivation. However I am now back and I thought I should start with a bang and therefore I am going to post a Top Ten Tuesday post. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week`s Top Ten Tuesday is a free one where I can make a post about the past Top Ten Tuesdays. A few weeks ago I saw a post about books inspiring people to do something and it really made me want to create a post like it. Fortunately I have the chance today and so here we go:


The Hunger Games made me want to take up archery…

I have been a lover of the Hunger Games for the longest time and every time I reread the books or re-watch the films I always want to be like Katniss and to be able to shoot like here. However I did try archery once and my aim isn`t that good, but I can dream on it, right?

Rebel of the Sands made me want to take up sharpshooting…

Similarly Rebel of the Sands has made me want to do something that has to do with protecting myself and to be original. I guess what I mean these types of books has inspired me to become a strong female and to follow my instincts.

Percy Jackson made me want to join Camp Half-Blood…

In the books Camp Half-Blood seems like the holy grail and I think I would feel like at home at Camp Half-Blood. This may be because I`m a half-blood (my parent hasn`t claimed me yet, but if I join I may find out who my other parent is).

Harry Potter made me want to take my education not for granted…

Hermione Granger is possibly one of the most inspirational character for children and whilst growing up she has always inspired me to keep on studying and to not care about what people think.Read More »