Me Before You Author:Jojo Moyes Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick. What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane. — Will Traynor... more » knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that. What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.« less
This is the first book which I have read by Jojo Moyes and I know it will not be my last. "Me Before You" was an amazing book; it was so well written, thought-provoking, and emotional. Additionally, the chain of events related to the plot of the story were a constant reminder of just how powerful love and family can influence the decisions we make throughout life. I am an avid reader. After finishing this book, I was still digesting the emotions affiliated with this publication. Once again - amazing book, amazing author. I highly recommend it.
Its been a long while since Ive read the perfect blend of sad and uplifting. Me Before You delivers just that.
A once corporate hot shot who loved loads of physical activities, travel, and women becomes a quadriplegic due to freak accident in which a guy in a motorbike rams into him. Two years pass, and Will cannot live with the physical and emotional pain anymore. He contemplates making arrangements for assisted suicide. The story brings forth a most uncomfortable topic in a sensitive yet straightforward manner. Will, and those who care for him, all share their points of view on the subject. The author does a magnificent job of not sugar-coating or pointing the finger at any of the points of view depicted.
Its a shame that the title and cover have a chick-lit feel to it because I think a lot of men would enjoy this read as well. Though it is infused with some humor, I did not find it to be a romantic comedy. The publisher should really rethink the blurbs and cover for the next reprint. Give it a shot, fellas.
This is a wonderfully written New York Times best seller about the lives of two young adults who would never have met if it weren't for a life-changing event. It's funny, very moving, and masterful. I highly recommend you read this book.
This is a different type of romance. Interesting characters in unusual situation leading to strong feelings that will make you (the reader) laugh out loud and also weep with the story. First book by Moyes I have read. I think I will be looking for more.
wow, I think I read a different book than the other reviewer. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I did not find the characters over done, rather believable, considering his losses. Sometimes it is cliché because it is what it is. I would like to know Lou and all of her quirkiness. Some of the humor I have seen in other British novels, perhaps it is just different. My cousin is paraplegic and after listening to the changes in his world, the next step to being a quad has to be huge.
I don't think I am giving anything away, since it is told early in the book, but Will is unhappy enough with his existence to be considering assisted suicide. Even if one does not believe that this should be an option, I still think the premise of why one would consider this option is well worth the read.