Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Me Before You - by Jojo Moyes

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

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 Opinion:

There will be a movie about this book!!! Soooooooo excited!

So, we have Louisa (Lou, or as Will calls her „Clark“) on one side. She just a normal next door girl, has a special taste in clothes and just worked at a hairdresser and in a coffee shop.
On the other side, there is Will, beautiful and gorgeous Will. He led a great life with lots of adventures, until his accident. Now he is in a wheelchair and hates his life.

When Lou loses her job, she goes to a Job Centre and becomes Will’s carer for 6 months. She doesn’t know the reasons yet for all this, but she will find out, soon ...

Will is really mean to her and he seems to be a bad guy, but somehow she is the only one who can reach out to him. Their feelings and thought really convey in the writing and I instantly felt connected to the both of them.
Their situation isn’t easy and Jojo understands to get into their emotional state.

Louisa really wants him to see the fun in life and plans a lot of activities. The two of them get closer and talk a lot, also about really personal topics.
Lou realises, that she might feel more for him and breaks up with her boyfriend Patrick, who only seems to be obsessed about his body and running (Will calls him Running Man ;))
After several attempts to try and convince Will to go on a big holiday, he finally says yes. Ten days later they fly to Mauritius, together with Will’s carer Nathan. The spend the days at the book and gaze at each other at nights and then they get really close.
They both fight with their feelings and as a reader you just want them to be happy, but it isn’t easy. What does Will even want?
These two characters are really different and they have a whole other personality and meaning of life. Will with his accident, his life is not the way it was before, he has to deal with that and has his fixed opinion.
Lou on the other hand just wants to be happy with the people she loves.

This just makes you cry even more and it is so heart breaking. Lou is devastated, sad and confused. Can they find their happy ending?

A must-read!!!! It is so emotional and heart breaking. You’re laughing one minute and crying the other minute! The ending is sad, but I enjoyed every single minute of the book and I couldn’t put it down. The story is different, but soooo brilliant and makes you think about life, even after you put the book down!
Lou and Will are great characters, who are so different, but perfect for each other.
I really hope there’ll be a sequel one day, cause I really want to know what happens to Lou in the future.


My possible cast:

Louisa: Nina Dobrev

Will: Matt Bomer 

Patrick: Ryan Gosling

Nathan: Michael Fassbender

Treena: Kayla Ewell

Alicia: Christina Cole

Georgina: Georgina Chapman

Hope you all enjoyed it.

Jojo Moyes on Twitter: @jojomoyes

Next week: It's raining Men by Milly Johnson.
First up on the weekend: more quotes and either something on sports or Musicals. And maybe a little Q&A...

1 comment:

  1. Awesome review! I really enjoyed reading this. I've got a review of Me Before You going up soon so this was fab to read - as usual!