Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Okay so I’m going to level with you here, this book destroyed me. I read this book in one day, I absolutely could not put it down. In fact I’m going to add a picture of what I looked like upon finishing this heart-wrenching piece of literature. You’re welcome. IMG_2260

Now that I am done being dramatic I will get into the important stuff.

Louisa Clark is a woman in her mid 20’s living a mostly comfortable life. She works at a local coffee shop and lives at home with her granddad, mom, dad, younger sister and her sister’s son. Things are mostly comfortable for Lou, until the coffee shop where she works closes and she is soon out of work. This puts a strain on her family and how they can make ends meet. So Lou does the only thing she knows to do, she goes to the local employment office to try and find a job, and after a string of truly awful jobs, and recommendations to become an exotic dancer she interviews for the position of caregiver to a man named Will Traynor. She accepts the position, but she had no idea the impact that this man, and job would have on her life. In the beginning Will and Lou barely tolerate one another, but as time goes on they slowly begin to enjoy being around each other. One day Will’s sister comes to visit and this visit will turn Lou’s entire life upside down. She learns that Will is planning on going to Switzerland at the end of 6 months to end his life. She tries to quit, but her family really needs the money, and she does really enjoy being around Will. So instead of quitting she decides that she will try her hardest to change his mind about ending his life. With 4 months left until Will takes that trip to Switzerland Lou begins planning trips with Will, this is rocky at fist, but as time passes both Will and Lou really begin enjoying themselves. He encourages her to being branching out and seeing the world, he even tries to talk her into going to college. Things are looking really good for them, however will this be enough for Will to change his mind?

This book is wonderfully written and it honestly does take the reader on a journey they will not likely forget anytime soon. There is a profound moral to this story that will have a profound effect on the readers. The book does not have a predictable ending, at least not to this reader. Jojo Moyes took care to make sure that the characters in the book were realistic and easily relatable. The cover of this book is simple and does not give the reader a clue as to what the story will be about, this will encourage them to pick the book up and give it a shot.
I would give this book a 4 out of 5 for quality, and a 5 out of 5 for popularity. Meaning that this book receives an overall 9 out of 10 from me.There has been a lot of movie buzz for this book and that has made this book the talk of the town.
This is a book that yes, will make you cry. But also it will make you laugh out loud, or at least you will end up smirking to yourself like a crazy person. If you have considered picking this book up, I recommend that you do. I honestly loved every minute of reading this book and I highly recommend it. I doubt that there is any way that you will read this book and finish it without being affected.
Moyes, Jojo. Me before You. New York, NY: Pamela Dorman /Viking, 2012. Print.
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Just a BTW: I am in no way affiliated with this author or publishing house. I was not compensated for this post/review, and all opinions are my own. I am just a fan sharing my experiences with all of you.


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