The One with "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes


Monday, January 20, 2014

Right before Christmas my instagram feed was filled with people reading a book called Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.
So I bought it for myself for Christmas - merry Christmas to me!
Last week I decided to pick it up and give it a whirl. 
Less than 24 hours later, I was finished. 
I have a reading problem. 
I can't do anything until I've read the entire thing! 
Bad mom, bad wife! 
But it's like watching a movie - I just HAVE to know the ending and need to know what happens in one sitting!
Plus, it's just that good of a book. 
I was hooked within the first page - LITERALLY. 
So so so so so so so so so so so so good. 
It really got me thinking too - do I agree with the decision that happened in the end?
Is the title "Louisa Before Will" or "Will Before Louisa"? - I think it's both. 

Here's a brief synopsis of the book:

Before Louisa met Will, her plans didn't reach beyond their tiny English town. Will, when he wasn't closing multimillion-dollar deals, blew off steam scaling mountains, leaping from planes, and enjoying exquisite women - until an accident left him paralyzed and seriously depressed. When his mother hires Lou to keep his spirits up, he meets her awkward overtures with caustic contempt, but she's tenacious and oddly endearing. Their fondness grows into something deeper, gaining urgency when she realizes his determination to end his life in just 117 days, and her efforts to convince him of its value throw her own bland ambitions into question. Plumbing morally complex depths with comedy and compassion, Jojo Moyes elevates the story of Lou and Will from what could have been a maudlin weepie into a tragic love story, with a catharsis that will wring out your heart and leave you feeling fearless. - Mari Malcolm

I kinda want to start a book club here just so we can discuss this book.
Anyone anyone?

Moral of the "story" (get it, cuz I'm talking about a book/story?!) - READ THIS BOOK! :)
And make sure you have a big open slot of time because it's a real page-turner and you won't be able to put it down!
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