Review of Me Before 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.
 
 Jojo has come up a few times when we have been picking books for book club, but we never have actually settled to read one with the group. I decided to pick one up to start my 2015 year off. I was pleasantly surprised but how amazing the book really was.

  • The story was unique, painful, funny and touching. So many feels. I couldn't sleep last night so I ended up reading and finishing it between 2am and 5am. I think there was something really special about reading in the silent time in the morning.
  • I loved Lou. She was so unique. I think I would have been drawn to her when she was waitressing. She wanted to be herself, but still was working on figuring herself out. I loved the way she dressed and I so badly wanted to be able to go shopping with her.
  • Will, wow, Will. I really don't want to spoil to much, but the book did an amazing job giving us insight into Will's mind without being from his POV. You can understand how hard it would have to be in his shoes, but you were also wanting to push him and help him as much as possible.
  • The feels in this book. It really makes you stop and think. The research was done really well and it makes the story so real.

  • The only thing I really struggled with was getting into the writing and phrasing since Jojo is a British novelist. Once I got past the differences it was an easy read.

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3 comments

  1. I hadn't heard of this one, but I'm curious now. You can never go wrong with a unique book full of feels (especially if it makes you think). :D

    Fantastic review!

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  2. YAY!!! This is one of my most favourite books. It is absolutely all the things. I really need to do a re-read this year.
    Happy reading!
    Brittany @ This is the Story of My(Reading) Life

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  3. This book absolutely broke me! Just as you said - THE FEELS! I loved it all and I'm glad you feel the same!
    Charlene @ Bookish Whimsy

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