Hello everyone! I hope that you are well and I wanted to apologize for not writing sooner. I had a lot of projects at school and I didn’t really have a free time. I’m sure you know that school isn’t always easy…sigh. I also went on a vacation so I couldn’t write until I finished to catch up with all the work I missed.
To make it up to you, I decided to write a review on one of my favorite books which is Me Before You. This book is written by Jojo Moyes. This review contains a spoiler section but I’ll tell you before we get there. Before letting my feelings all out about this book, I just want to say “Me Before You” is a beautiful piece of art that deserves the success it has. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to laugh, giggle and cry at the same time.
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.
Me before you is one of my favorite books of all time for a lot of reasons. It doesn’t only make you feel so much but it also brings out a message that makes you see life from a different perspective. The writing is absolutely gorgeous and the characters so relatable (Lou) and realistic which is fantastic because it creates a connection between the characters and the readers. This is the kind of the book that is worth it even if it shatters your soul in pieces.
The writing is just perfect. Everything that Jojo Moyes explained or described was clear in my mind and it was so easy to understand what was happening. It’s the kind of book that makes you forget everything around you and drive you in instantly. It’s incredible how good Jojo Moyes is! Her book was just a true masterpiece that touch readers so much that it leaves them breathless.
Lou: Lou reminded me a lot of myself so I immediately felt connected to her. It was so pleasant to read from her perspective. She’s funny, smart, lovely and a little clumsy. Usually, I don’t like reading from a very innocent character point of view, but this was different somehow because I just loved it. Lou is so caring and would do anything for the people that she loves.
Will: I’m not going to say that he is perfect and all that stuff because it’s not true. Will was a jackass at first, everyone has to admit it. He isn’t always in a good mood and usually he blames other people for it. He isn’t perfect, but that’s what made us all fall in love for him! I like his funny side and also his dark side because it’s just so realist for someone in his situation to not be happy all the time. Will has a special place in my heart and I will never forget him.
So now, the people who read the book!! Where do I start?
Ok first, I loved the connection between Lou and her sister. They like to tease each other all the time like real sisters. It was so realistic that I could picture my sister and I in their places when they were talking to each other. I really appreciated that the author didn’t only write about love with Will, but also with her family. It created a new kind of connection between the reader and the character since we know where they come from.
One thing I didn’t like was when Lou’s mom told her not to come back if she went to see Will!!! I understand that she was pissed that her daughter was tangled in this situation, but saying that must have been heartbreaking for Lou.
A thing that I loved is that the vacation they took at the end took place in Mauritius!!!! If you didn’t know I was born there. I was really surprised when Will mentioned it because Mauritius is only a little island in the middle of the Indian Ocean and normally, not a lot of people know about it. I felt even more connected to the story since a part of it took place in Mauritius. It felt like I was back home while I was reading about it. It’s one of the reasons why this book will always have a place in my heart.
Now let’s talk about Will….sigh. Where to begin, there so much to say, but I’ll try to make it brief. I understand why he wanted to kill himself. He was paralyzed and tired of not being able to do one single thing by himself. He was just tired of living and even if Lou made him happy, it wasn’t enough because nothing would ever be enough. Even if I knew that, it still hurt a lot when he was killed. The way he said that those past six months were the best of his life because of Lou. It was just heartbreaking and excellent.
In conclusion, Me before you was a true masterpiece for me and it deserves all the hype it has. I give it a 5 over 5 stars with no regret. Just amazing!
Thank you for reading and I’ll try to write more.