12 June 2015

Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Reviewer: Kayla
Author: Jojo Moyes
Pages: 369
Format: Papercover
My Rating: 8/10

Summary (thanks, Goodreads):

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.

My Thoughts:
this book took me so long to finish and it was the first book that ever made me proper cry in a long time. like hardcore red faced, puffy eyes, snot infused sobbing. it was heartbreakingly beautiful, and even though there were some things i would personally change about the book, i still thought it was something so unlike anything i've ever read before. besides nicholas sparks books, this was my first adult book, which may have contributed to me not really relating to the 27-35 year old characters, in turn contributed to my knocking it down a few points. as well, there are plenty of things about the ending i would have changed. BUT STILL, i still loved the characters for their individualities and what they brought to the story, and the story itself was amazing, despite it being an adult book. i feel like i will become a Louisa Clark when i grow up, she was literally so rad, literally the best way to describe her. Will Traynor was the star of the show. i loved that man so much he made the entire book worthwhile. their interactions and chemistry together was undeniable and memorable and incredible. 

Final thoughts?
as i said, i did have some problems with the book and because it was my first adult book after becoming so accustomed to YA, it was hard to relate to the characters at some points. still, the story was unique and beautiful and everyone needs to read it!

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