Sunday, May 1, 2016

{Book Review} Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Published: December 31, 2012 by Viking Adult
Series: Me Before You #1
Source: Library
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 385

They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose

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.

This book has been really popular lately since the release of the movie trailer; I know it was what made me want to pick up this book.  I really did love this book, but I wish that I would have been able to read it when it was first published.  I knew what the ending of this book was going to be before I even read the first page.  I think that impacted my read experience a lot because I knew there was no hope…it was going to end sadly.  However, this book was amazing and I would defiantly recommend it.

I liked the writing of this book a lot.  It was funny and witty.  The pacing was spot on and I never felt like the book unnecessarily dragged.  I think the heart of this story was the characters.  They were relatable and charming.  I thought that Lou was a great protagonist and I could relate to her struggles with staying in her comfort zone.  I also really liked Will.  His character was guarded at first, but once we got to delve deeper, I began to understand his situation better.

I think that my favorite part of this book was the way it makes readers think about hard decisions.  I know that this subject was very popular in the news last year and there are varying opinions on it, but Moyes gives readers a glimpse at both sides.  I think that personal and religious view could affect the readers experience on whether they enjoy this book or not, but I think that everyone who has interest in it should give it a try.

I was also a little disappointed about the romance in this book.  I was expecting an epic, heart-breaking romance, but that not what I felt I got.  I thought that Lou and Will more of have a really deep connection than a romance.  I do think it was headed to a romance, but it never really came to that.  I don’t think that it was a bad thing, but I just felt it through me off because that is what I expected.

I didn’t really find this story as sad as I think that I should have.  Although every character did not get their happy ending, I felt like Moyes still left hope.

I would recommend this book to readers who think it is interesting.  I would suggest watching the movie trailer because it gives a good feel for the book.  It looks like the movie is going to be very true to the book, which is very exciting!  I have decided I am not going to read the sequel to this book, After You.  I feel like the story is complete for me after this first book.


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