I heard about the book. I bought the book. I read it. I sobbed.
I’m sure many of you have seen the trailers for the just released film adaptation of the best-selling novel, “Me Before You.” I’m the type of person that never falls into the hype or bases my opinions off of what others say. While normally I don’t want to sound like I’m simply repeating what everyone else is saying, I must admit that after reading this book I completely understand the hype and fandom surrounding it.
This story was not only beautiful, but something I think anyone feeling as if their life is in a rut, should read. Behind the subtle love story, this story is about family, relationships, identity, courage, fear and a reminder to what life should truly entail. The touching messages throughout this book brought tears to my eyes, which is something that normally doesn’t happen when reading any book. I encourage you to read this book not for the sake of abiding by the pop culture hype that has cultivated due to the movie’s release, but to read the book simply to appreciate a simple story with a deeper meaning.
Now I refuse to post any spoilers, but the important thing to note is that this book/film teaches you to live life without being defined by fear or doubt.
We may not all know who we are, who we are going to be and what we want, but that doesn’t mean we can’t live the best life we can. As frightening as it can be, it’s important to take risks, live fearlessly, have the courage to stand your ground and never lose sight over what you truly believe in.
The other important thing worth noting is that you’re not always going to know everything. Rather than get frustrated by it, embrace the confusion, for that is what will ultimately lead you to where and who you are meant to be.