Me Before You
Author: Jojo Moyes
Publisher: Penguin Books
Published: December 31, 2012
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
A New York Times bestseller
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.
Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.
A love story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?
“You make me into someone I couldn’t even imagine. You make me happy, even when you’re awful. I would rather be with you– even when you know that you seem to think is diminished– than anyone else in the world.”
I’ve come to realize one thing. Reading a Jojo Moyes book is like reading a Nicholas Sparks book. It’s phenomenal and heartbreaking!
Before I was reading this book, I’ve been warned by a few friends to prepare tissues because I will actually cry with this. And yes, they’re certainly right. I DID CRY. Out Loud!
This book is an emotional torture for me. The plot, although quite predictable, engrossed me right from the first up to the last page. It has actually a simple plot but it turned out to be a masterwork of art.
What I love about the book is its huge impact to the reader. The characters are remarkable, especially Lou. I love her so much I can even relate myself to her. I also love the hilarious moments here, especially Lou and Will’s witty banters.
If you guys want some heavy drama reads, then read this book. I highly recommend this to everybody!
My Rating: 4 Stars