Me Before You (Me Before You #1)

Started: August 7, 2017
Finished: August 9, 2017

Language: English
Rating: 5/5 stars

You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.

Once, Will was a young man who lived every day to the fullest. Then, one day, he is injured in a motorcycle accident and ends up in a wheelchair, unable to use his hands or legs. Unable to, in his opinion, live. And then someone new enters his life; Louisa Clark, a young, quirky woman who, despite all her spunk, despite all her crazy outfits, seems to settle. Does not push boundaries.

Two very different people – who turn out to be exactly what the other one needs.

Me Before You is a beautiful, heartwrenching story that leaves you numb after you’ve read the final page and – as one person warned me before picking it up – may cause some severe book hangover. It’s actually really difficult to pick up another story after this because it just stays with you. Makes you wonder if you’re Lou – who settles for things in her life without questioning them – or Will – who once never settled for anything. Or if you’re somewhere in between.

Jojo Moyes’ writing is absolutely brilliant and her characters seem to jump out of the pages of the book while you read. Despite the sadness of the story, you want to be a part of it. Want to be a fly on the wall in Will’s cottage as the two banter and make each other feel seen. This is a must-read for everyone, regardless of reading preference, because it, other than being beautifully written, also gives you a very important thing to ponder. Though, what that is, I shall leave all you future readers to find out for yourselves.

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