Top positive review
Obsessed with the the way this story pulls on my heartstrings
Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2017
I watched the film first, and loved it so much that I watched it every day for a week. I watched interviews of the two lead actors and their take on the characters journeys... and that's when I learned it was a book adaptation. Normally I don't like to read books after I've seen the film, but this one, I had to- and I'm so glad I did. It filled in so much more of the emotion the film could barely touch on. It painted a far more realistic picture and timeline, of things that went on outside the relationship between Lou and Will, with her family, with Pat... and though this is a book review and not a film review, I have to say you won't be disappointed in either, if you had read it first or seen the film first.
I couldn't put the book down, despite having watched the film several times, despite knowing the outcome... getting a little more insight into everyone's world was addictive. I only wish we could've heard a little more from Will's prospective.
Being American, some of the references and language was a bit hard to follow, but overall, the sarcasm and humor translated very well.