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author: Jojo Moyes
published by: Penguin Random House (January 5th 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.
this book was everything i needed and more.
it was very different of any other contemporary novel. it made me think again and again about a lot of things in life, things i wasn’t thinking about before starting this book. Me Before You is a book that changes your perspective in things.
that’s why i decided to make a different review for a different book. i listed five reasons everyone should pick up this novel. and although it’s different from what i usually do, it probably (certainly) won’t make justice to this amazing book.
REASON 1: it will makes you feel all the feels
Me Before You will make you feel all the feels. you will cry and laugh and cry again. it will shatter my heart into pieces, and you’ll love it. sometimes you will laugh until your stomach hurts, and sometimes (most of the time) you will cry because it will rip your heart into pieces. and when you’ll finish it, you’ll feel empty as if everything inside your body was dead. and we all know, bookworms, how we love books that make us feel this way (*cough Clockwork Princess *cough)
REASON 2: it will change the way you think
Me Before You is a book that will change your perspective of seeing things, especially things related to the topic of the novel (which is not love. Me Before You talks about topics far beyond love. not that there isn’t a love story. there IS one. but there are topics more important you need to see while reading this book). it will make you learn a lot of things about disabled persons, the way depressed people think and act. you’ll be able to see through their eyes, which is a bloody awesome thing.
it will also make you want to live your life to the fullest. go and do dangerous things. it makes you learn that your life can change anytime, anywhere. and that you should be thankful of what you have.
REASON 3: the writing style is beautiful
nothing compares to the writing style of THIS novel. in addition of the facts i listed before, the writing style will make you swoon. Jojo Moyes knows how to choose the right word for the right situation. and this surely will help you get into the book easily, and jump into this amazing story.
REASON 4: you will sob like a baby after being done with it
now i mentioned this before in REASON 1, but i added this one because we all love it when a book makes us cry and sob like a baby. and Me Before You is one of those books. after finishing it, you will be so sad, and will cry until there is no more water in your eyes (this is an exaggeration. if there is no more water in your eyes you’ll become blind. try not to cry until that stage). if you don’t use waterproof make-up, then it will probably fall off. so i highly suggest you to use it, especially in the last 100 pages. yes, you will cry this much. oh and let’s not forget the feeling of emptiness i mentioned before and that you’ll feel too.
REASON 5: it has a movie coming out soon
you probably saw the trailer of the movie everywhere on social as soon as it came out. AND it has some amazing actors: Sam Claflin and Emilia Clarke. doesn’t THAT make you want to read the book before the movie releases? that’s why i actually bought the book, because of the movie coming out soon, and i didn’t regret it. at all. so don’t hesitate for one more second. go grab your copy and read it before the movie comes out!
i hope these reasons convinced you to read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (because if it doesn’t, i don’t know what will). and i hope you liked this different style for this review.
have you read Me Before You? what were your thoughts about it? are you impatient for the movie?