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DIDN'T THINK I'D LIKE IT BUT I LOVED IT
on 12 March 2014
I feel this book is more a 4.5 than a 5 because of a few niggles: there could be a little more of their pasts to understand the two main characters, too much description in some areas (day at the races) and insufficient in others and a few trite phrases that tend to crop up in this author's books BUT I am confounded by some of the poor reviews. Apart from points just mentioned, I find Jojo Moyes a clever writer, who draws me in. I cared greatly about the two main characters (particularly Will) and having previously only ever cried over one book in all my six decades (Gone With the Wind), I was surprised at how much this book 'got to me.' Maybe it's because I've had a life-changing accident and also know of someone like Will and what's happened to him. I think Will's feelings and responses were written about with incredible understanding and the understated vocabulary used in the penultimate chapter(excluding epilogue) to convey such searing emotions was breathtaking.