18 Jul 2016

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Book Review / Me Before You by 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 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.




Published:     5th January 2012
Publisher:  Penguin
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Book 1, Me Before You
Source:  Owned Copy

 
MY REVIEW

I have had this book on my TBR for years!  It's funny how a book can stay on a shelf for absolutely ages but the minute you hear the movie of it is coming out you have to read it.  This is one of those cases for me and I am so glad that I did pick it up!  For me, the best part of this story was the character progression of Will and Lou.  You see Will at the beginning already defeated, wanting to give up and push everyone away and you see Lou sort of at a dead end, not really knowing what to do next when she stumbles into becoming Will's carer.  The dynamic between Will and Lou is entertaining and heartbreaking to read.  As the story goes in you see both characters change in ways they never expected and certainly I never expected.  And the ending... full of emotion.  Without giving away spoilers, that was a very emotional read.  





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