Book Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Book Description:

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 StarsMe 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?

Author Jojo Moyes

I read this book during 2020’s Covid-19 quarantine. It was the perfect book to keep my attention, so much so, that I finished the book in a month! Me before you by Jojo Moyes was such an easy read for me. The end of each chapter grips you into wanting to read more.

I watched the movie when it came out in 2016, not knowing it was based off a best seller. Once I found out, I immediately knew I wanted to give it a read. Just like with any other book made into a feature film, this book didn’t disappoint. The characters are way more detailed, the emotion they are feeling are well described and the final delivery is far better than the film. I noticed the movie left out so many important details, one being Will had a sister. I also felt like Louisa and her sister had a better relationship in the book. They cared so much for one another. There was a few tings I felt the author didn’t conclude within the last chapter. But, I did see it is a series so maybe the second book talk more on those issues.

If you enjoyed the movie and love romanic comedies, I definitely recommend this book!

Rating: 4/5

– Shelby Williams

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February 25, 2020

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