Reviewed by: Bethany
Page count: 369 pages
Rating: 4/5 stars
In stock: Yes (25% off)
Okay, I just finished reading Me Before You by Jojo Moyes and it was better than I thought it was going to be. Helps to set your expectations low! 😀
Here’s a link to the trailer for your viewing pleasure.
I watched the movie trailer and immediately knew that this was going to be an emotionally devastating watch/read and I thought it best to be mentally prepared before hitting up the theatre. So, let me tell you all about how this book will make you cry! (Or perhaps, let Goodreads tell you…)
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.
The book definitely didn’t (to my delight) take the clichéd route that I had anticipated it would. As a reader who is better acquainted with mysteries than romances, I found solace in the exceptional humor incorporated into these characters. Without spoiling too much, I’ll say that the book delves into some pretty heavy topics, but these topics are deftly handled with optimism and humor (one of Louisa’s trademarks). I finished the book feeling hopeful, rather than depressed.
So, in spite of my usual taste, I really enjoyed this book. It’s a quick, uplifting read that makes me want to do more, travel more, and live more. I’m feeling all sentimental and gross now. Bye.