August 29, 2016

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes | Review

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes | ReviewMe Before You on July 30, 2013
Pages: 369
Format: eBook
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Discover the love story that captured over 20 million hearts in Me Before You, After You, and Still Me.
They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .
Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely 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 and perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, 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?

I originally picked up a copy of Me Before You because I had seen the movie trailer and it looked absolutely amazing. On top of that, just about everyone was raving about how awesome of a book it was. I don’t usually read adult books either, so this book was out of the range of what I’m used to.

However, it completely opened me up to something new and I can’t wait to read more adult novels in the future. The novel follows a girl named Louisa Clark who was recently fired from her job. She ends up getting a new job tending to Will Trainer who went through a serious accident in the past which has led him to becoming someone that he never thought he’d be. As the days grow on, the two of them grow seriously closer. I absolutely loved Louisa Clark. She was always so strong and was always loving life. To be honest, it was kind of inspiring. She made me want to live life the way that I want to live it because life only comes around once. Will Trainer was just as great of a character. He was extremely lovable and I felt terrible for everything that he was going through.

I know for sure that I can’t wait to get my hands on After Me and I also can’t wait for the movie to come out on DVD because I actually haven’t seen it yet!

  1. Shell says:

    I don't know if I can handle this one. I've heard good things, but I'm a sap when it comes to books that make everyone cry. I'll probably try it some day or at least see the movie.

    I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  2. This sounds so good and I'd love to see the movie, but not before I've read the book. 😉

  3. AJ Sterkel says:

    Great review. I also picked up this book after seeing the movie trailer. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet, though. It’s way outside of my reading comfort zone.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  4. Lisa Mandina says:

    I'm not quite sure about this one. It's not my usual type of read. For some reason in my head I equate it with Nicholas Sparks and Jodi Picoult type of stories? Would you say that is right or wrong? I might watch the movie sometime though. Great review!

  5. I just reviewed this book yesterday, too! 🙂 I didn't quite enjoy it that much though, to be honest. I found it kind of a bore :/ I'm waiting for the DVD of the movie to come out, too, because I really still want to see it. I'm not sure if I'll read the sequel, though, either.

    Here's my Review of Me Before You @ Swissbookworm

  6. AngelErin says:

    Hooray!! I'm glad you liked this one. Also, the movie is great too. I hope you like the movie as well. 😀

  7. Becky Baker says:

    I am much like you in reading Me Before You because of the movie trailer. I had written it off as an adult book I wasn't interested in and how wrong I was. I loved it and cried buckets and then couldn't face watching the film in the cinema in case I embarrassed myself crying so now I'm eagerly awaiting the DVD release to watch it.

    Great review. I really do think the characters made this book so readable. Are you planning on reading After You?

  8. BookFan says:

    I read me before you this summer and I completely agree with your view on Lou Clarke she was a great character to follow and she was different from the normal characters I have read. Great review

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