Me Before You: Book Review


If you are anything like me, you’re a sucker for a good love story. You may go as far to say Nicholas Sparks is your spirit animal. Well move over Nick because there is a new name in the world of romance: Jojo Moyes.

ME BEFORE YOU is her best selling book that is being adapted to a movie set to release later this year. The MOVIE TRAILER caught my eye because the lead female role is played by Emilia Clarke AKA Daenerys Targaryen  on Game of Thrones. I am a huge sucker for any books being adapted to the big screen, but I HAVE TO read the book first or else I won’t see it.


This book is engaging, heartbreaking, and makes you want to reread it the second you finish it. Louisa Clark has such good intentions throughout the book, you find yourself rooting for her to succeed in her mission. Will pulls on your heart strings the moment you read about his life and what tragic thing happened to him. They make quiet the pair when push comes to shove up until the very end. This book ripped my heart into so many pieces, I fear it’s partially from happiness, and partly because of sadness. I won’t go into further detail for fear of spoiling things, but do yourself a favor and buy this book.

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than her 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 he is not interested in exploring a new one.

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, Lou sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

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?


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