Me Before You (#1) by Jojo Moyes
Published by: Viking on December 31, 2012 (first January 5th 2012)
“You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.”
: 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 [x].
Review: Recently, like most people, I saw the movie trailer for Me Before You online and knew that I had to read this book! If you love reading books that cause your heart to be torn into a million pieces than this book is for you!
The characters are sarcastic, witty and so lovely together. I found myself not able to stop reading. I chose to sit on my butt all day than do college papers. I had to finish it. It’s a love story that forms slowly as these two characters are with each other day in day out. Lou finds herself trying to give Will a reason to live as his accident took away his desire to live.
I really can’t form the words right now even 24 hours after reading this book. I still can’t put my thoughts into words. There is so much that I want to say and I don’t know how to say them.
Personally, I think the topic of assisted-suicide/euthanasia was a bold move as it’s such a heavy topic. Everyone has there opinions on what is right and wrong. This novel didn’t necessarily glamourize the topic as it was not bias and shown the different opinions of the topic from multiple characters.
I really expected the ending to be different but I knew that the author had to have it end the way it did. And even knowing that still did not prepare me for what was to come. That whole last chapter will forever make me sob.
I will definitely read another book written by Jojo Moyes.
Rating: 4.5/5 stars!