Book Review: Me Before You (No Spoilers)

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    Author: Jojo Moyes

 
    Page Count: 512


    Genre: Romance/Fiction/Adult

   
    Format:  Paperback


     ISBN: 9780718157838


  


Goodreads Synopsis

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


There's been so much hype over this novel recently especially since it's been adapted to a movie (it is now out in cinemas). I bought this back in September and had to read it before watching the movie of course. I didn't know what to expect with this, I thought it would completely be all about romance and I was wrong. It's not a typical romance novel, it's more about self-discovery with a heartbreaking love story. 

I loved loved loved the two main characters Louisa Clark and Will Traynor. I love how she resembles many women out there, and how determined she is. She is used to the small town she lives in, keeping her tragedies from the past within herself and her boxed dreams. Then there's Will, who tries to convince her to live her life, leave town and travel. Lou was Will's carer. She tried to do whatever to make him feel comfortable and happy but he would just be grumpy and sarcastic towards her. 

I love how they both gradually stepped out of their comfort zones and did more things. In this novel, all the characters are so realistic. They are flawed characters who are broken and need each other. Another thing that was different with this story is that there was no instant love, in fact it was instant dislike, making the story more realistic. 

This was one of the romance books that you could actually take something out of as well, and learn about quadriplegics. You learn how it feels like to be in their minds and how they perceive things. It was definitely very interesting trying to understand Will's perspective on the decisions he makes. Going into this novel, I already knew something would happen towards the end that would make me cry because everyone talked about how they bawled their eyes out. Knowing that something was going to happen definitely affected how I reacted at the end. I did tear up but there was no relentless crying going on, partly because I was in public. I am glad that the book ended the way it did because if it didn't then the book wouldn't have been as realistic and emotional as it is. 

I highly recommend you read this book, and if you haven't watched the movie already, go ahead and read the book before watching it! You will definitely cry, some more than others. I cannot wait to finish up with exams and watch the movie once it releases here. The cast couldn't be more perfect and judging by the trailer I am sure this will be one of the truest book to movie adaptations out there. 


My Rating 

★★★★★


Trailer







"I will never, ever regret the things I've done. Because most days, all you have are places in your memory that you can go to."

22 comments:

  1. With Me Before You being my favorite book, I had to leave a comment. I love love love this novel. It's story is heartbreaking, but leaves the readers with a question: are you living your life as fully as possible? The movie adaptation was very true to the book and the cast did an amazing job with the characters. Emilia Clarke is the cutest person ever and I couldn't see anyone besides her playing Lou. I hope you enjoy the movie!

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    1. Thanks for leaving a comment! I know right. It makes you think about so many things, I love it when a book or movie does that. I haven't watched the movie yet but I already know she's perfect for the perfect. Thanks, I think I will!

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  2. Found the book miles better than the movie but they got some really good bits from the book in it. The story made me think about living life to its fullest. Plus, the whole euthanasia subject sure sparks some fiery discussion and I personally don't agree with it but the book went beyond that; for me it was all about the love story and how the characters change because of their love for each other. :)
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. I think books will always be better than the movie as it is the original story. Same here, I don't agree with the decision he made but I think it was necessary for the book to be the way it is. It was a beautiful love story.

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  3. I will try to check this out, I hate when I see the movie and then I dont want to read the book. Thanks for sharing.

    xx Falasha
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    1. Same! Then it makes me feel like I've already read it when I get into the book.

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  4. I LOVED THIS BOOK!! I can't wait to see the movie. I have seen the trailer about a dozen times and it makes me cry every time. I am so glad you loved it too. Great review.

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    1. Same! I get teary eyed every time. I've stopped watching it now though because it feels like I watched the movie already if I watch the trailer too much. Some trailers basically give away the entire film.

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  5. I don't know the movie, have to give the book a try ☺
    Nati xx
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    1. Really? It's been everywhere! You should read the book then watch the movie.

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  6. I need to get back to reading again. Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo, Rachel
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  7. I need to get back to reading again. Thanks for sharing.
    xoxo, Rachel
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    1. Now that my exams are over, I need to get back to reading too haha!

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  8. I'm about 70% off the way through this book – can't wait to finish and share my two cents!

    xo Jen
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    1. Ahh you must be done by now! How was it??

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    1. Yes, you must! No problem.

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  10. Great review, thanks for sharing :)

    Camille xo

    www.cococami.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. I've heard soo many good things about this book, definitely on my reading list. And then I want to watch the film! Thanks for sharing :) x

    Amy | The Perks of Being Amy

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    1. Yes, go ahead and do that! I've been dying to watch the film, hopefully I'll watch it this Saturday since it comes out this Wednesday here,

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