Book Title: Me Before You
Author: JoJo Moyes
Series: Me Before You #1
Genres: Romance, Adult, Realistic Fiction
I read this in eBook format.
Where do I begin with Me Before You?
Well, I decided to read this after seeing the trailer for the upcoming film adaption and wanting to read the book itself before seeing the movie.
Now, I have seen a lot of negativity surrounding the plot of this book and the ending, but I can honestly say that I loved this book.
Louisa Clarke is a young girl, living in a small English town. With a loving family, a long term boyfriend and a job she adores, everything is perfect for Lou. That is, until she is told she is losing her job due to shop closure. After many trials in workplaces that are just not for her, Lou will pretty much do any job that comes her way to simply get some money.
Hello, opportunity! Will Traynor wheels his way into her life and she is offered a job as his care giver.
Will is a paraplegic after a road accident and he is rapidly losing all positivity.
Can Lou and Will change each other’s lives for the better?
What I loved? I loved that this was very much a romance book but not once did I roll my eyes at smushy comments or awkward kissing scenes, described with even more awkward sentences. The book was the stunning story of a growing friendship and it was truly heartwarming to read all the snide, sarcastic, yet loving comments between the two main characters.
A stunning, heart-wrenching read that had me thinking about it for days afterwards.
I’d give this book a 4 out 5 stars.