Monday, 16 May 2016

Book Review ~ Me Before You by Jojo Moyes


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’m in love. What a rollercoaster of emotions, laughing, crying, wishing to the Goddess of creativity that I was the one that wrote this book.

What makes a book great? When you look at your own life, question things that are happening around you, makes you feel something. Jojo Moyes talks about something avoid, sweeping it under the carpet not wanting to talk about it. But it happens, there are people out there that have been put into a situation they had no control over, and have decided to end it all.

Me Before You is based around Will Traynor, paralysed from the neck down after a motorcycle hits him. He hates it, an adventurous man, always traveling and doing crazy things, is now confined to a wheelchair. Relying on everyone to do everything for him.
Along comes Lou Clark, at first it’s just a job until she finds out Will has decided he wants to end his life. So, with the suggestion of Will’s mother, she plans to change Wills mind. You can still have a life, enjoy things, even if you are no longer yourself.

What made me stop and think was do we really have the choice to stop someone from ending it all. Of course we do, especially if we love them. A life without the ones we love is heart breaking, but in Wills case, watching him hate everything, depressed, do we want them to suffer.
You start to see through the eyes of not only Lou, but Will as well. Which was a real eye opener.

I cannot wait to see this at the movies. All the actors that are set to play these characters, I think they will be great choice.
Unfortunately, in Australia we have to wait a week or so more for it to be released, but it will be totally worth it.

I have so much more I want to say about this book, but don’t want to spoil it for anyone. But for those of you who have read this and want to chat, just leave a comment below. I love to fangirl with you.

My star rating for Me Before You by Jojo Moyes is: