Book Review

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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Title: Me Before You

Author: Jojo Moyes

Series: Me Before You

Book: #1

Genre: Romance, Fiction

Goodreads Rating: 4.27

My Rating: 5/5

Louisa Clark is an ordinary young woman 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? (Goodreads)

First Sentences

“When he emerges from the bathroom she is awake, propped up against the pillows and flickering through the travel brochures that were beside his bed.”

My thoughts

First of all I loved this book! There wasn’t any magic ingredient of a perfect love story with a perfect girl who falls in love with a perfect guy. It was just a simple story about heartbreaking love that incorporates disability. A story filled with the struggles of loving someone who has his heart set on leaving this world and ending his pain. And yes I cried!

One of the things that I loved about this book was how organic it was and with time spent together two people who disliked each other so much came together and had a beautiful yet short-lived love story.

At first, I didn’t think that I would have liked this book but once I did start reading it I couldn’t put it down. It was simple, sometimes sweet but definitely heartbreaking.


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