Me Before You – Book Review

Title: Me Before You

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Author: JoJo Moyes

Genre: Fiction, Romance, Realistic Fiction

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publication date: 2012

Number of Pages: 385

Amazon Plot Synopsis: 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 barely 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.

Why did I read the book: I picked this book up because a lot of the book bloggers I follow on instagram had been sharing the photo. Not long after I picked it up I learned the book is being made into a movie starring: Emilia Clarke and Sam Clafin (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire). The movie hits theatres June 3rd so I thought I’d give it a read before the movie comes out.

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My thoughts: The first thing you need to know is that I inhaled this book! Once I got started I couldn’t put the book down. I stayed up to an unreasonable hour just to finish it, taking breaks only to wipe away my tears. One thing I loved about this novel was how well-developed the characters were. I liked them because of how flawed, emotional and real they were. This book is a thoroughly thought-provoking read. I think at the heart of it the novel is a beautiful love story that raises some deep moral questions. I would recommend this book wholeheartedly to anyone looking for an enjoyable read.

Click here to view the trailer – Coming to theatres on June 3rd

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