I finished Me Before You by Jojo Moyes last week.
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, 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?
We were leaving for a cruise and I wanted a good chick-lit book to take with me to read while lounging in the sun. I really had no idea what I was in the mood for, but once in the store I saw this book and knew immediately that it was the one I wanted to read.
Yes, this book definitely has some chick-lit qualities but it has a much more serious undertone. And without giving anything away, it's a highly debated topic and one that I side with Will completely--I can't say that I wouldn't choose it if I were in his shoes.
Anyways, I loved Lou. She danced to the beat of her own drum, especially fashion-wise and accepted it. She was totally relatable and someone I could easily see being friends with. And Will--yeah, he's the type I would have crushed on. I liked watching their relationship grow and it made me sad to read the climax of it.
I'm really looking forward to the movie. I hope it lives up to my expectations. And I'm hoping to get my hands on the sequel soon!
I gave this book a rating of 4/5.
*FTC Disclosure: I bought this book.