“I will never, ever regret the things I’ve done. Because most days, all you have are places in your memory that you can go to.” – Jojo Moyes, Me Before You
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
published by Pamela Dorman Books/Viking on December of 2012
Blurb: 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?
My Take On It: Ok I kind of feel like people reading this review might be thinking “been there, done that, seen the movie…” Well yes. This has been made into a movie with quite a bit of popularity. My book club actually read this and then went to the movie last year when it came out. So I won’t spend a ton of time on it except to say that the book is outstanding! All the feels people, all the feels! I still stand by the old saying THE BOOK IS ALWAYS BETTER.
The book has so much more detail and so much more character and story and back ground. It really made me think. And yes, yes by all means while you’re reading picture the characters as you see them on screen. Sam Claflin makes a dreamy Will Traynor and Emilia Clark is a perfectly cast Lou.