Book Review: Me Before You

Book Review: Me Before YouMe Before You by Jojo Moyes
Series: Me Before You #1
on December 31st 2012
Pages: 369
Goodreads
five-stars
Reading Challenges: #20BooksOfSummer, COYER Summer Vacation, Make Me Read It

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.

I read this book as part of the #MakeMeRead It Readathon. (In addition to #20BooksOfSummer & COYER Summer Vacation).

I had this book in my TBR pile for a short while – before I heard it was turned into a movie. I didn’t really know what it was about, but I read a synopsis of another JoJo Moyes’s book and figured I would probably like all of her books. I also learned this was one of the popular ones and definitely wanted to read it. Wanted to do so more when I learned of the movie and sort of what the movie was about. I am glad that I put it on my list and got the chance to read it. I enjoyed it very much, granted, I didn’t really like the ending, but the story itself was beautiful.

I liked the way the author wrote the characters and how Louisa seemed as if I could be here or anyone for that fact. Maybe this was because I am currently a nursing assistant and have to assit people on a regular basis with things that they can’t do on there on. I was able to nearly completely visualize Lou’s (and Nathan’s) everyday routine and tasks. This made it easier for me to read.

I like that fact that the relationship between Will and Lou wasn’t honky-dory at first but that it bloomed naturally. I liked how how it wasn’t your typical love story. As I previously said, I didn’t like the ending but I enjoyed the building a friendship and falling in love between the two.

I would recommend this book to everyone, even those who expect happy endings. I am glad this was recommended to me.

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