Op, i agree with you. Bloody kindle store recommended this to me because I bought The Secret Life of Bees <hard stare at bartlebee - was that your fault?>
I also found it trashily written and predictable. I hate how the kindle store recommends shit. I have just started reading another book recommended by kindle store for me, called Letters to Yelena, or Letters from Yelena, can't remember. Doesn't matter though because it is completely rubbish also and I will not be reading more than the 15% of the book I have already wasted my time on.
It is late. I am not a writer luckily for my potential readers I think i was too harsh so to clarify what i meant: I read all of 'me before you' and it was not shit like that book to do with letters and Yelena, I just found it trashy and lightweight, despite the subject matter. Not my cup of tea would be a politer way to describe it. I can see why people would enjoy it but it was not for me
I have a very low tolerance level for poorly written books and won't finish something that I think is trash.
I read Me Before You and, whilst it isn't great literature (I don't think it even pretends to be) it wasn't that bad. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that I really liked it. It isn't quite chick-lit, because it does cover a serious subject, and if you liked the subject matter try Patrick Gale's A Perfectly Good Man which also discusses it.
I'm sticking my head above the parapet here and saying that I think Jojo Moyes wrote a very readable novel, but which isn't to everyone's taste.
I must be completely stupid. I read Me Before You safe in the knowledge that love would overcome, she would change his mind and they would live happily ever after......I was completely shocked by the ending. Not what I would call a chick lit ending tbh. I must be über light weight
I thought it was predictable and badly researched, it really irritated me the way she describes the general publics reaction to Will's condition. Ive got a family member in a similar situation and I'm not saying its not incredibly hard but I've rarely encountered people who are anything other than helpful and supportive when we're out and about.
There's also a daft plot flaw when she says Will's dad only started working at the castle fairly recently in retirement after a high powered career but later says him and his sister played there after closing time as children!