Book Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes


Synopsis from Goodreads:

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.

My mini-review:

“You can only actually help someone who wants to be helped.”

Why do I feel like I just got broken up with?

In place of writing an actual review, I am off to go bathe in my own tears. I closed this book and immediately started listening to the song “Jealous” by Labrinth and now I’m literally a pool. I’m not a person anymore.

★★★★ (4 stars) because you only get 5 if you provide ridiculous amounts of joy or some semblance of closure. And I was given neither.

2 thoughts on “Book Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

  1. Layla Fray says:

    I’d say go for it! I was probably being dramatic, haha. I mean, it is indeed a very sad book… but only in some parts. It wasn’t as heartbreaking as I thought it would be, and that’s only because I mentally prepared for all the possible negative endings 😂 It was actually cute and humorous for the majority of it, even though a couple of very serious things were discussed here and there.


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