Friday, May 6, 2016
Review: Me Before You
Title: Me Before You
Author: Jojo Moyes
Year published: 2015
How I got this book: Got it for my birthday from my parents
My rating: 5 stars
Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She know 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 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.
I had to wait a while to write my review, so I could have a chance to gather my thoughts. I flew through this book so much faster than I thought I would. I did have high expectations for it, because my mum absolutely loves it, and it did not disappoint me at all. I'm so excited to see the movie! Unfortunately, I did know how the book was going to end (don't worry, I won't spoil you), but that didn't ruin the book for me as much as I thought it would. I was still able to enjoy it thoroughly.
I absolutely adored the characters in this book, especially Lou. There were a few times I found her a bit annoying, but generally I really liked her, enjoyed reading about her, and felt connected to her. I also liked Will throughout the book, even though he seems kind of mean in the beginning. I would probably be quite mean if that happened to me as well, so I am in no place to judge.
Honestly, I don't really know what to say about this book. I feel like I say that about a lot of books, but I usually enjoy the books I read, and when I enjoy them I don't know how to express that without just repeating the same things over and over. At the same time, I don't want to spoil anything at all. I only knew the ending of the book, nothing else, and therefore I was still able to be excited about everything.
If you are planning on seeing the movie, but haven't read the book yet, and want to, I would definitely recommend reading the book before even watching the trailer. I saw the trailer first, and though it didn't ruin the book for me because I already knew the ending, I would not recommend it to anyone else, unless they like being spoiled.
Everyone should pick up this book as soon as they have the chance, because I feel like you're not going to regret it. I am planning on reading the next book, After You, as well, but I wanted to wait a bit so I can get over this book first.
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