Book Review: Me Before You

13 Me Before YouMe Before You By Jojo Moyes

Goodreads’ Synopsis: 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? My Review: Okay so I must admit I feel this book is overrated. I could predict what was going to happen. Plus it didn’t help that every time someone talks about this book they mention how upsetting it is. So you basically know the outcome. Even though I guessed what was going to happen I still really enjoyed the book. It made me want to think about the choices I’m making in life. Made we want to go and explore the world more and live my life. It made me want to make some changes in my life. So I’m happy for that.

I also enjoyed how you get the perspective of a couple other characters. I believe you get to hear from the perspective of Will’s Mom, Lou’s sister and Nathan. It’s only a one time thing for each character. I always enjoy seeing things from other characters. I know some people think it takes away from the story. I like knowing the different sides of things so I never have a problem with it. Plus it happens once in a while that I don’t see the harm in it.

Overall I enjoyed it. It did turn me into an emotional mess just like everyone said it would. I’m interested in reading the sequel to see what that’s about. I’m excited for the movie. That’s the main reason I read the book now. I wanted to finish it before the movie came out. I could already pick out some differences from the trailer but still anxious for the release. Overall it’s a pretty quick read. Not bad just predictable.

Overall Rating: 3/5


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