".....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."
~ Me Before You
Me Before You by JoJo Moyes was another book I stumbled upon while perusing my library's e-book selection. And, boy, am I glad I did. This novel will definitely be on my list of favorite books read in 2015.
Louisa Clark finds herself unemployed after the cafe she works at closes. Desperate for a job, she takes a chance on an unusual position working as a caregiver for a quadriplegic, Will Traynor. She discovers that Will suffered his injuries in an accident only two years earlier, but prior to it lived a very active lifestyle filled with a high-powered job, luxurious travel and physical adventures. Now, confined to a wheelchair, Will has lost all desire to live. Louisa, determined to make Will see life is worth living, sets out on a mission to help Will enjoy himself again. They find much more than either of them anticipated. Yet, sometimes love isn't enough.
Through Will and Louisa, Moyes reminds readers to live in the moment. They both must learn to let go of a past that prohibits them from living in the present.Throughout the story, you will be asking yourself, just who is saving who? Sometimes what seems like a selfish act becomes the most unselfish act of love imaginable.
"You only get one life. It's actually your duty to live it as fully as possible."
~ Me Before You
I normally take a ton of notes when I'm reading a book for review. However, with Me Before You I didn't. I just felt this story more than I have any other novel in a very long time. This beautiful and unusual love story takes readers deep inside the unique relationship between these characters. Louisa and Will are so alive, so real. Moyes' writing style is carefree and flowing, yet sensual and extremely intimate at the same time.
Me Before You is not your typical love story. Rather, it is a love story of the mind, friendship, and deep connection. It is a close look at how one human being can inspire another to be the best he can be. It will leave you on an emotional overload craving for more. I personally didn't want this one to end and had to pace myself so I wouldn't finish it too quickly. The sequel is due out in September of this year and the film adaptation is due out in June of 2016!
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I'll prob definitely put it on my list of books I'd read if I read. . .ReplyDelete
You're so funny! Maybe you should start.....lol. Thanks for reading and commenting.Delete
Sounds like a good book,.going to library this weekend and hopefully they will have it.ReplyDelete
Oh, yes! It is such a beautiful story. Thanks for reading and commenting.Delete
This review sparked my interest. I am going to put this title on my TBR list and push it to the top. Your reviews are so well written, and you would make a great librarian!!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for reading and commenting. Let me know what you think of it if you get the chance to read it.Delete
I just saw the trailer for the movie, and it looked really good, like something I would like to see. I had been familiar with the book title for a while, but maybe, because of the text only cover design, had no idea of the subject of the story. I think your review and the movie trailer sold me on the book. :)ReplyDelete
I hope you read it! One of my favorite novels of all time.Delete