Book Review: Me Before You

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Me Before You by Jojo Moyes (Me Before You #1)

★★★★☆

Published: 2012

Format: Paperback

Pages: 481

Genre: General Fiction/Romance

Lou Clarke has lived in her small town all her life. She has worked in her local cafe until one day she unexpectedly loses her job. With no qualifications and no other experience, she ends up working for quadriplegic Will Traynor. Before the accident Will led an adventurous life. Now he has lost his desire to live.

This isn’t the kind of book I usually pick up. But I have heard so many fantastic things about it, and am really excited for the film released soon (which has a fantastic cast).

I’m very glad I did. This was a wonderful story with fantastic characters. Lou and her sister’s relationship is exactly how sisters really behave, arguing and disagreeing but ultimately they love each other. And of course central to the book is the relationship between Lou and Will, starting off very prickly but developing realistically throughout the story.

The character development with the main characters is fantastic. They both stay true to their nature, while also developing as their relationship and their outlook on life changes.

There is a sequel to this, but I actually don’t plan on reading it. I feel like this book works wonderfully as a stand alone and I like where the story ended.

Overall I highly recommend!

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