For my blog post that focuses on both the book and film, I wanted to wait until I was able to see Me Before You after I read the novel three months before the film was released. I was not disappointed…at all.
Jojo Moyes is the author of this novel, and contributed as screenwriter to the story on-screen.
To give you a little insight, it is about a young woman, Louisa Clark, played by Emilia Clarke (you may have seen her on a little show called Game of Thrones), who takes on a job caring for a wheelchair-bound Will Traynor, played by Sam Claflin (Hunger Games). The two form an unlikely bond throughout the story.
It takes you on a roller coaster ride of emotions– happiness, sadness, joy, anger…
I will say that there were some key pieces that were in the novel that were not portrayed on-screen, which some, I felt, were key to the flow of it all. I understand that some things need kept out for the fluidity of the film, but I think if you read the novel before seeing the film you will know what is missing.
There is just something about seeing a film that follows so closely to the film!
Additionally, Jojo Moyes wrote a second book titled After You following the characters throughout more ups and downs.
I know when I was reading the novel, I always pictured Emilia and Sam in their obvious roles in the film in my head. Definitely sure that I am not the only person who does that.
So, my questions to you are:
- If you saw the film, what did you think?
- How much do you think the film followed the book?
- Do you plan on reading the second novel?