KayKay #CRB6 Review #14 Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

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An unlikely romance between a quirky first time caregiver and a quadriplegic.  It made me smile, it made me cry.  I give this book 3 stars.

Here’s a breakdown…

**SPOILER ALERT** My book reviews are written as a discussion of a book, and not as an advertisement.  Please be aware that there may be information that some would consider spoilers.  Continue on at your own risk!

What is this book about?

A rich, active, world traveling handsome man (Will) is in an accident and becomes a quadriplegic.  After an attempted suicide he agrees to live 6 more months and his mom hires a quirky care giver – Lousia Clark.  Clark has a unique fashion sense and has never left the small town they live in.  Despite Will’s abrasive personality, they develop a relationship and fall in love (of course). Despite Louisa’s best efforts, Will decides to go through with assisted suicide.  (Which had me in tears).  The experience teaches Louisa how to live and after Will’s death she expands her experiences.

What did I think about this book?

I really liked this book.  It was a little predictable, but I like how she didn’t shy away from the ending.  Will still goes through with assisted suicide.  It’s a hard topic, and hard to judge unless you are in it.

Certain chapters are told from different characters views and I didn’t like that as much.

Favorite Lines?

“It always does feel strange to be knocked out of your comfort zone.  But I hope you feel a bit exhilarated too…live boldly.  Push yourself.  Don’t settle….Just live.”

Final Thoughts?

I was in tears at the end of this book, but it was enjoyable.

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One thought on “KayKay #CRB6 Review #14 Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

  1. Jen K April 15, 2014 at 2:08 am Reply

    I also liked this one – given the topic, she easily could have taken it too far one way or the other (he suddenly changes his mind vs. saying there is no reason to go on), but I think she did a very good job of showing the complexity of the issue and how different choices work for different people.

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