Goodreads Book Description: Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never 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, Me 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?
I was always a little hesitant to pick up this book only because based on the reactions of others I knew it would drain me emotionally. Due to the movie adaptation of the novel coming out soon though, I decided to pick it up. I’m very happy I did. It broke me guys! Ugh, it made me feel all the feels and it was just beautiful. I think that this book was written well. I found that the writing style made it easy to get through and if it wasn’t for life I probably would’ve finished it in one sitting. I was also impressed with the way the author handle the subject matter in this novel. I’ve always felt that in dealing with a serious topic it’s always important to approach it with the respect that it deserves because its very much real.
Surprisingly for me, something that was hard to read through was family scenes, specifically Lou’s. I just mentally created this bubble around Will and Lou and became so protective of them. I felt that her (Lou’s) family was really selfish. Their dependence on her was completely unfair. I think they’re to hard on her most of the time and put to much pressure and responsibility on her. I was happy for those little moments where she got a break. Like that moment she has with her sister and she(her sister) apologizes and actually listens to her. I will say that the characters felt very real and complex to me even though they pissed me off. Especially Patrick. I don’t want to go on a rant on Patrick’s character cause I feel like I totally can. All I’ll say is that he’s a total douche.
In the end this book delivered what everyone promised so yes I did ugly cry. Although I wouldn’t say it was out of my comfort zone I don’t really read adult contemporary but I’m glad I didn’t opt out to just seeing the movie. Its a very gripping and important story and it definitely inspired me to try & live life to the fullest.
“You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.”
“Push yourself. Don’t Settle. Just live well. Just LIVE.”
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Okay guys so let me know if you’ve read Me Before You. What did you think? Are you going to see the movie? Till next time!