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Me before this book
Me Before You - Jojo Moyes
Member Name: Ames123
Me Before You - Jojo Moyes
Advantages: Addictive and lots of laugh out loud moments
I not heard of Jojo Moyes before and even if I had done I probably wouldn't have picked this up as I tend not to read authors I am unfamilar with unless it has been recommended by my sister. This beauty fell into my hands when I was visiting my friend in London. After the inital journey there I realised I would be spending a long on tubes and trains so wanted something to read. A few, including this one, caught my eyes in Smiths but I tend not to pay full-price so went to look for a charity shop. I came across a second-hand bookshop and this was on top of the chick-lit pile - a lot cheaper than I had just seen it for. So I suppose you could say I was meant to read this.
Now the actual topic of the book I feel is different from the blub on the back of the book. I didn't realise his injuries were so serious. However it is good that is was not on the back because I am ashamed to say that I would not have read the book as I wouldn't have thought it was my thing. How wrong I would have been!
Now initally I didn't click with Louise; her taste in clothes was a little too eccentric for my tastes but it didn't take me long to change my mind. Afterall i'm not reading a fashion book! Louise was persistant with Will iniatially because she had no other option but to keep the job, but then because she saw in something in Will that was deeply hidden. A further reason comes to light later on which sets a sad undertone to the book even in happy circumstances.
The trick Will played on Louise during their first meet was cruel but I can full understand why he did it. He was a touch egg to crack for Louise as his sudden drastic change in lifestyle left him depressed and completely void of the character he used to be. It was lovely to see the moments when we glimpsed his former self.
I cannot recommend this book enough, it is brilliant. I have already passed it onto my friend and as it turns out my sister already had it. I wish she had told me about it! This book is addictive; I was reading it on every train/tube during my trip and even nearly missed my stop because of it. Consequently I rushed off with my lugguge and knocked a poor women on the leg with my suitcase, sorry! The last section I knew had to be read all at once rather than split up and it was about 3.30am one morning when I finished it sobbing like a baby and reaching for the tissues. I have not cried at a book like that before. That is not to say the whole book is sad, I laughed out loud several times, probably earning curioius glances on the tube. The book makes you think about life and how lucky you are. All I can say is thank goodness Louise Clark came into Will's life.
Summary: A must read!