Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Title: Me Before You
Author: Jojo Moyes
Published: January 5th 2012 by Michael Joseph (UK)
read in: March, 2016
Series: Me Before You #1

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Adult • Romance • Contemporary

I needed to tell him, silently, that things might change, grow, or fail, but that life did go on. That we were all part of some great cycle, some pattern that it was only God’s purpose to understand.

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.


This book was beautiful. It was beautifully written and carved, telling us not just the story about romance and life, but also about choices. How in life sometime shit happened and all that we have to do is either face it or be lost in it.

In this book, Moyes told a story about a girl, filled with life and dreams, and a man, broken physically and mentally. A girl, whom against all odds trying so hard to share the meaning of life with the man.

I loved how the romance was slowly built between the two main characters. It was fluffy and charming, yet sometimes a bit depressing. But I still I loved them altogether, because I like when a book could bring out so many emotions out of me.


I have to say, morally, I’m not a big fan of the ending. But not agreeing in things doesn’t mean that it weren’t already happening in real life. This book opened my eyes about how bad could people think of themselves and make a big decision in their life because of that.

Overall, I could understand what this book was trying to tell the reader, but I couldn’t get over the fact that the ending wasn’t really my taste. I will not recommend this book to a very morally-strict-about-life-and-death kind of person, but if you are slightly like me that could easily put yourself in other shoes than you will understand and probably liking this book more.




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