Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Review: Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

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 and perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our StarsMe 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?
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My 5 star review:

If you have not read this book, please don't read this review.
This book torn my heart to pieces. I have owned this book for months now but I didn't want to read it until I was ready to go and see the movie. Now I am sitting here thinking I barely made it through this book, so how in the world am I going to make it through the movie.
This book I guarantee will change your life. There is a huge valuable lesson right here in this very book.
Clark is a very unique one of a kind woman. She can careless what people think about here and how she is dressed. She is living life for her parents. She works to get money and then she turns around and gives most of it to her parents. Which by the way is a very honorable thing to do.
Will is a man who got into a huge accident that has left him unable to move, dance, or even drink on his own. He is no longer the man he used to me.
He no longer wants to live but when his new caregiver Clark comes....she gives him a little life back but I am not sure if it will be enough to save his life.
I will tell you that this book has a very sad/happy ending.
Once you read the letter that Will wrote to Clark you will be sobbing like a baby. Then you will sit back and realize that this book was really never about Will he made entirely about Clark.
While reading this book my heart was invested in the fight to keep Will alive and I really believed that the author would not let me down. But eventually she did and when I read the chapter about Will going to his eternal Switzerland my heart felt like it shattered to a million pieces.
I wanted to be selfish and have him live even though his life was draining him and he was slowly dying on the inside out.
It is crazy because on this day back in 2012 I was just as selfish as Clark. My grandmother was taking her last breath and I had to shallow my emotions and let her make her own decision.
I have read a lot of books over the years and I will tell you that Will and Clark now have a very special place in my heart.
This story can happen to anyone and I am sure it has before and it will again. So the bottom line here is....

Live your life like it is your last breath. Love with no regrets. Take chances and step out of your box because you and I are not promised tomorrow. 

About the Author:
Jojo Moyes is a British novelist.

Moyes studied at Royal Holloway, University of London. She won a bursary financed by The Independent newspaper to study journalism at City University and subsequently worked for The Independent for 10 years. In 2001 she became a full time novelist.

Moyes' novel Foreign Fruit won the Romantic Novelists' Association (RNA) Romantic Novel of the Year in 2004.

She is married to journalist Charles Arthur and has three children. 
Bio from Goodreads.

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