June Book Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
In May, I saw that Me Before You was coming out in theaters this month and I hadn’t read the book yet. I am one of those readers who would rather read it before she sees it. The movie looked very good so I figure my June book revolve around this wonderful novel that was too impossible to put down! I started it on a Monday and by Saturday I was completely done with the book. Here’s my review of Me Before You the novel by Jojo Moyes.
The beginning of the story prefaces the male character Will Traynor and how he ends up in the situation he is in. It’s brief but it does give you some insight into his life prior to being a quadriplegic. We area also introduced to Louisa Clark and what leads her to take a job as Will’s caretaker. I found myself really drawn to Lou’s character as she is struggling to find a job after being let go from her previous job when they decide to close. She dreads the job search but with the help of her family-mainly her all-knowing younger sister-Lou takes on the roll of caretaker of Will after meeting his rigid mother for an interview.
Her family is struggling with money after her mother must stay home and be the primary caretaker for her grandfather while her father’s job is on the line of being cut. Her sister lives with them and so does her young son making for a crowded home. Lou feels a little lost at the beginning of her journey. When she meets Will, things to don’t go too smoothly. As the story progresses they warm up to each other and eventually find a mutual respect for one another.
When Lou overhears Will’s mother talking to his sister, she learns why Will is the way he is about his situation which leaves her stunned and determined to make his life better. The rest of the story is Lou’s efforts at making each day better giving Will memories and moments that will last forever. It’s heart wrenching at points and even upsetting but at the end it left me feeling an immense love and respect for my loved ones and what they are feeling.
I finished this book pretty quickly so I began to read the sequel After You. I’ll be reviewing that in a few weeks! I would highly recommend this novel to anyone. It’s a beautiful story that makes you really think about your life and what path you are on. I plan on seeing the movie soon!
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