Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Book Review: Me before You by Jojo Moyes/Contemporary-Romance

Hello dear Readers,

Today, I would like to share with you my thoughts on Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. This is a Spoilers Free review, just want to share what I thought of the book.

Title: Me before you 
Genre: Contemporary/Romance
Author: Jojo Moyes 
Publisher: Penguin Books
Language: English
Hardcover: 369 pages

Book Description

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.A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

My thoughts
*I gave 5/5 stars on Goodreads

The first thing I want to say is I read the Spanish version of the book and it did not affect my opinion of it.

What a sad and heartbreaking story. After I finished it, there were so much tears, I thought they were not going to stop. It is true, a sad story, but in my opinion, is that element what makes it a great one. We can also learn something good from sad stories. I have to say, I wish the ending would have been different but I loved, absolutely loved this book.

Louisa Clark, a twenty-seven year old girl, with a longtime boyfriend, Patrick. She lives with her parents, her older sister and her nephew. Still trying to decide what she wants in life, she finds herself jobless, and with no idea she was going to end up working for a rich family, taking care of their son, Will Traynor, who before the accident which made him end up on a wheelchair, he was a successful business man, sports and traveling lover. They both meet, and that is what this story is about. How Louisa changes Will's life and how Will changes Louisa's life. Their journey, and all the things they go through together. And how one decision can change a life forever.

By no means, this is the typical love story with a happy ending. This book broke my heart. There was a moment I was really afraid of knowing the ending, but I just kept reading because the curiosity of knowing what was going to happen was stronger than my fear. I won't say more about the book because I do not want to spoil it, I just want to say, is a worthy one to read.

This was my first Jojo Moyes book and I loved it. Her writing style is beautiful, well-developed characters, and even though sadness is present in the story, and there was a moment I felt the story was going slow for me but it got better after those few pages. But this story is unique and beautiful as it is.

If you are looking for a story which can break you apart emotionally, make you cry but also show you an interesting side of love and the power of decisions in life, this is definitely a good one.

My Favorite Quote

"All I can say is that you make me... you make me into someone I couldn't even imagine. You make me happy, even when you're awful. I would rather be with you - even the you that you seem to think is diminished - than with anyone else in the world."


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