Book Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Synopsis:

Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

What Lou doesn’t know is she’s about to lose her job or that knowing what’s coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he’s going to put a stop to that.

What Will doesn’t know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they’re going to change the other for all time.

Review:

I just finished this book and wow, just wow! Lemme just start by saying I was not going to read this book, there was so much hype over it and I just couldn’t bring myself to pick it up. Then I was on YouTube yesterday and I watched the trailer to the movie adaptation about ten times, then went to go pick it up.

I just want to mention that I’m one of those people that just don’t book cry, its very rare for me but this book just tore my heart to pieces. When a book actually makes me feel enough emotion to make me cry I give it a high rating, because it made me actually physicalize my emotions (when an author can do that it’s amazing.)

Okay book talk time, this book was a great book although when I picked it up, I couldn’t get into it at first. I think this was because I had watched the trailer first so I kinda knew what to expect and I had seen the next book and it’s title is kinda a spoiler. When I finally started getting into the story, I started to relate to Lou a little bit because Jojo Moyes made her a really likable/ordinary/relatable character.

Will… Will is a character I can’t even explain, I mean the cards he was dealt with were just horrible and now that I’m thinking clearly after my sob-fest I kinda understand some of the choices he made. I can’t even imagine myself or any of my loved one’s in that type of situation.

This is a touching, heart-breaking love story (that’s not a romance!) about two people that changed each others lives. This book at it’s core was about living and not letting life pass you by and loving someone so much you put their needs before your own.

This book made me realize how much I take for-granted and how easily things can change. It made me also realize how much of an impact you can have on someone’s life if you choose to be positive.

I’ve got so much to say about this book, it made me feel helpless, hopeful, happy, sad, angry (you get it), it just made me feel soo much and I don’t read books like this a lot. It was definitely outside my comfort zone but I’m glad I picked it up. I didn’t expect this book to go at all the way it did, even at the very end I kept expecting things to change. That’s the thing about this book though, it’s very “real”, as in everything played out the way I feel things would play out in real life.

So yeah that’s my Me Before You review, thanks so much for reading.

-May.

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