This book is delightfully engaging, funny, eye opening, brilliantly written (and preformed) and incredibly moving. Highly recommended but with caution...it will make you cry.
Could not stop listening to this book - it really is fabulous. A thought provoking story told with honesty, integrity & the right amount of light-hearted banter. 100% recommended and one I'll listen to again.
Not a literary exercise but a plausible modern construction with a lot if heart about those that have and those that don't, what matters and possibly for some the meaning of selflessness. And, of course, love in all it's complexity. There were a few bits of philosophy scattered in like a modern soap but enjoyable and moving nevertheless. I did not choose to like this book but, like the girl in the story, I could not help it. Only a minor criticism about one of the actors accents (portraying the same people differently to the others but somehow more appropriately for it's error - a production error by someone less skilled in British accents I presume. Will I see the film. Probably not. I think with all its stardom it will still be disappointing when compared to the book and could trivialise much of the endpoint. May all the Lou's in the world meet a Will. There aren't so many of either.
Anytime you think you know what is going to happen something happens that alteres the outcome very much like life. While the two chapters told through the eyes of other characters is very helpful in understanding some bits of information otherwise unavailable it is not a style that I typically like. Although in this case it was done in a way that you see it as a benefit of the chapters being done in this way.