Me Before You (Me Before You #1) by Jojo Moyes
Review: I never thought I would be able to write a review for this book. Never though I could look at it again. To feel all the things it left with me when I put it down. I ignored that it existed, that I ever happened to read it. That I fell so deeply in love with the characters and the words. I never thought I would be able to pick up the book again or to think of it again and not cry my heart out. I have many books that have made me cry since I have found my passion for reading, but for this one in particular. I cried and lost a piece of my soul to this book, to these characters. So much so, that I could not even think of anything relating to this book for months or anything close to it. But here I am writing this to my viewers, to the world, about how this book changed me…
It all started when I the preview for the movie of Me Before You was released, I was hooked. I could not stop watching it over, and over, and over again. To the point that in one day I called and went to ten different bookstore or places that also sold books to get my hands on a copy. The day I picked it up, I stopped at nothing to read the whole thing. I had errands to run, so I ran them but ended up sitting in my car at the store parking lot reading for an hour. Before realizing what I was doing, But that point I had given up on my day and went home to finish reading.
When I first started reading this book, all I could think was “wow, this is so different then what I normally read. I hope I still like the book.” I ended up falling head over heels for Louisa Clark and Will Traynor, their characters unlike anything I had ever experienced before. Along with the plot, that had me questioning my own opinions and morals.
By the time I got to the last half of the book, I was still going strong, meaning no tears as of yet. Till I got to one part that I will not mention, unless you ask me privately. but there was this one shinning moment that was so happy and full of love and hope, and then Will says this thing and then everything was broken. I was broken. From that moment on, I could barely read a couple of words before loosing my self to a sobbing mess. It took me a couple more hours to finally finish the book, and crying out the rest of the water in my body. Along with a sobbing phone call to my best friend ( where I barely made any sense to her, but she still got that it was about this book). And many weeks to months later that, even now its still hard to breath and to keep my eyes dry when thinking or talking about this book.
So if you want to have your life changed, heart ripped from your chest, soul sucked right out of you. This is the book for you.
369 pages. Paperback.
5 out of 5 stars.
Adult. Fiction. Romance. Mature Themes. Mature Content. EXTREME SADNESS. Contemporary. Realistic Fiction.
Published by Penguin Books.
Summary: Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl 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.
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?
-Summary from GoodReads.com