Me Before You {Jojo Moyes}


Synopsis from Goodreads:

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.

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?

My Thoughts:

(Disclaimer: I will never post spoilers in my reviews HOWEVER the comment section is completely fair game to discuss any and all specifics including spoilers)

5 Stars

I read this book years ago and it left such a huge impact on me.  It was so beautifully told in every single way.  I laughed, I cried (sobbed), and it really made me think of what it means to live and how that definition can mean such different things to different people.  Confession: I haven’t read the following 2 books in this series.  I’ve picked the sequel SO many times to read it and in the end always put it back down.  Me Before You was so perfectly written that the thought of adding any more story to this already beautiful story just doesn’t make sense to me.  This is the ONLY circumstance where I’ve ever felt that way, usually I can’t wait for sequels to be released and I read them immediately!  I just loved this as a stand alone novel so much, I’m afraid the other 2 books in the series won’t be able to live up.  Let’s discuss in the comments…Have you read this book?  Have you read the following 2 books in this series?  Should I be reading the following 2 books?  Have you ever NOT read a sequel to a book because of the reasons I listed above?

Bottom Line:

Beautiful.  In every way.

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9 thoughts on “Me Before You {Jojo Moyes}

  1. This is one of my all time favorite books. I remember sobbing on an airplane reading it wondering if everyone was going to think I was nuts! I never read the two sequels for the exact same reasons you listed…how could they have possible measured up?!?! Sometimes it’s good enough to just have one that is amazing!


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