Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Published: December 31, 2012
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.
The story of Lou and Will is going to be one I forever remember. I never really get in the mood for a romance book but although the love between the two of them was slow burning, this book thoroughly satisfied my needs of a book taking my heart, tearing it from my chest and crushing it.
I know that might sound awful, but no, that’s exactly how it felt and it was…great. Now you might be thinking, Stephanie, you’re crazy no one ever wants to feel that way. But this book was just pure perfection and I can’t thank it enough for being a great romance book.
I loved Will and Lou’s dynamic and how they knew they wanted more but were both mature enough to just be there for one another while Lou kept dating that moron Patrick. I think my favorite scenes where when Will was making Lou get out of her comfort zones at times (especially when they go get tattoos, I think that’s my favorite).
Lou was so lovable and quirky and just that kind of person a lot of us can relate to. And seeing her find love and grow as a character was beautiful. I think her whole journey growing as a person made me more emotional than the actual sadder parts of this book.
All in all this is a great story of love and growing into love as you grow as a person and the issues this book also brings up (assisted suicide being one of them) I think were brought up in a good informed way and Moyes took the time to show both sides of the argument rather than just one. Which I appreciated.
Thank you Jojo Moyes for ripping my heart out and fulfilling my romance needs.