Me Before You (Jojo Moyes)

This book is sad and lovely at the same time. I don’t know why I picked up this book, well OK, I know, because it’s a romance book and I am a sucker for them, but what I mean is that I can’t remember having interest in this book before. I think it was some review that made me wanna read it. I am glad that I did read it.

So the problem with Louisa Clark is that she has no ambition and that is the one thing I hate most about her. Luckily though she managed to get a job as Will Traynor’s “companion”. I have no idea why Will even likes her, I mean yeah she has a sense of humour and a weird sense of fashion, but other than that I don’t really quite see the connection. But I think it’s through this simplicity of hers and her capability of treating Will like a normal person that make Will opens up to her. 

Will on the other hand, I feel like I have this connection with Will because I partially know what he is going through. You see, I had some physical problems last year and was not able to move freely. I had to be in a wheelchair and even a trip to the toilet was exhausting. Getting up from the bed in the morning was crazy difficult and I had to do physiotherapy. I am still doing physiotherapy until now, but I guess I am loads more better than Will. I get it though, being in a wheelchair, not being able to do anything at all, fully relying on people and worst of all knowing that it will never get better is the worst feeling in the world. Still, I am torn whether or not it was right of him to go to Dignitas (which by the way, I am unaware of this organization that is in Zurich where I used to live…I am actually quite shock that it exists at all).

Of course they fall in love right? However the way that they fell in love was quite unexpected and I really love how Moyes wrote their little love story. If you think about it, being in love when you are sick as Will is the last thing on your mind (because it certainly was/is how I felt/feel). You just don’t expect someone who can accept you as you are, and here is Louisa who is willing to give up her so-called normal life to be with Will. If I were Will I would skip Dignitas and take this offer in life, or at least give it another go and see how it is.

I got really upset at the end of the book. For example how Louisa’s mum was extremely mad at her for agreeing to Will’s action, I mean how could she not agree? I’m pretty sure Louisa doesn’t want Will to do this Dignitas thing and it would be the last thing she wants for him but it’s not her life and if Will wanted her at the end of his life then she should be allowed to be with the man she loves before he goes away forever right?

I sort of wished that Louisa managed to drag him back home, away from Dignitas. I so so wished that was the case which is why I don’t quite know whether I like the ending or not. I was left quite speechless at the end and almost cried when she read Will’s last letter. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that left me in such a state of shock. OK maybe I am exaggerating but seriously though!

I can’t wait to watch the movie starring the gorgeous Sam Claflin that I love from Love, Rosie. Hope the movie will be good, such high expectation!

Have you read this book? What did you think?

Me Before You Book Cover Me Before You
Jojo Moyes
Young Adult

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.

Just a girl standing in front of a bookshelf, deciding what to read next.

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