Author: Jojo Moyes
Genres: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Published: July 30, 2013
Retail Price: $16.00 USD
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? (Goodreads)
This book gave me so many mixed emotions, all the feelings were out there. I was angry at the way people treated Will. I was happy about the progress made. I was sad for many reason that I cannot say. I was excited when characters got good news. All the feelings were there.
I love Will. He is such a beautiful person with all of his emotions and pain. I hurt so much for all that he has to go through. He was also a great person to just learn about everything he’s gone through in his time being a quad and even before that. He unveils so much character that its hard to not relate to some part of him or like some part of him.
I also love Louisa. The way she dresses easily makes me want to dig through thrift shops to find some of the craziest clothes just to wear because who cares! She’s definitely confident without knowing which you can kind of say isn’t real. She seemed to be so shy yet so not? Almost an oxymoron of herself. But all in all she was still a great character to read about as we learned a lot about her.
The jokes between the two were hilarious too
“I thought of Will telling me that if I didn’t stop bloody whistling he’d be forced to run me over” (62).
No insta love! I love warning you guys on this topic because it comes to many as a book turn off. But… there is a very short and slight case of a love triangle. Of course I can’t say how or who, but it is there in a way. So there are my warnings!
The last thing I want to mention is the humor. There’s so much of it and it makes the book even better than it probably would’ve been without it. It gives the characters and story another depth that gives off the “I don’t care” factor.
The romance between Will and Lou was just to die for. It was cringy and fun and also very heartbreaking when Will decided he wasn’t going to live. They had so many good and cute moments before Lou even broke with Patrick.
“I just… want to be a man who has been to a concert with a girl in a red dress. Just for a few minutes more” (166).
I can’t believe Will got her the leggings! Now I really want a pair like everyone else. He was such a sweetheart for that present. They’re literally the best.
I hate Lou’s mom after the stunt she pulled trying to get Lou to not go to Switzerland. How dare she when she knew how much Louisa cared for him. She has no idea what it feels like especially how things initially ended between Will and her.
That’s all for today folks! I’m not doing a Favorite Quotes section because there are so many and I don’t feel like moving my tabs to look at them.