Saturday 21 April 2012

Review - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Me Before YouMe Before You by Jojo Moyes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Time Taken To Read - 1 day

Blurb 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 Review

Oh. My. God! I loved this book (she says recovering from a whole host of emotions!)

Louise (Lou) Clark has lost her job, her options of a new one at the job center are rubbish until one comes in to be a private carer. Going in with no experience and the idea of looking after an old man she sykes herself up and finds it is nothing like she expects. Will is a grumpy, cheeky, angry, young man who isn't interested in a whole lot since his accident leaving him a quadriplegic. Lou and Will have to find a way of working together and soon changing each others lives as they know it.

This book had me hooked from the first handful of pages. The banter and attitude between these two is brilliant. Lou is basically a misfit, take me as you find me kind of girl, Will was a high powered business man with a lust for life and everything physical. Two years since his accident and he is still in a world of anger, hurt, annoyance and pain (not to mention the health issues). You couldn't pick two more different people to be thrust upon each other and watching their relationship and how they respond with each other was captivating.

The writing is so smooth and powerful you can see the characters coming to life and pulling reactions that I can honestly say I haven't experience many times (if ever before) and I have been devouring books for years. I think this book struck so much emotion with me as I could relate to each of the characters and where they were coming from but mostly it is just a fantastically written book. My first encounter with this author and I will definitely be reading her again, 5/5 for me!

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  1. Wow, this sounds really fantastic!

  2. I don't think I have recovered yet! Every time I think about it I get all emotional again. Her next book is very different but still excellent and have one of her older ones on the TBR too :)

  3. Thanks for directing me here, looking forward to reading so pleased I added it to the wishlist earlier today. :)


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