Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.
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.’
So I’m not a broken mess right now?
Yes I AM.
This book was completely heartbreaking and heartwarming, powerful, friendly, loving and full of romance.
Lou was an amazing character who was so relatable, she was funny, charming, sarcastic and just so real – she is easily one of my favourite characters of all time.
Then there was Will, sarcastic charming Will – battling with himself on a daily basis, I can’t even begin to imagine what was going through his head, going from living a life full of adventure and love to a very, very different life.
Even thought I have watched the film before I read the book I didn’t find that I was constantly comparing things, if anything it was nice to see how different the two were.
The ending was… difficult.
Although I knew what was going to happen it didn’t make it any easier to read, if anything it made it worse. I was a snivelling mess at about 7:30 this morning!!
Overall this book was perfect and I highly recommend it to anyone. ? ? ?
Have you read this book / Seen the film?
What did you think of it?
What did you think of Will’s decision? 🙂