Sunday, 28 February 2016

Me Before You By Jojo Moyes

"You only get one life. It's actually your duty to live it as full as possible."

I had this book on my shelf for well over a year before I finally got round to picking it up. It was only when I saw the trailer for the film adaptation that is being released later this year, that I knew I had to read it.

The novel focuses on the life of Louise Clark, a twenty-something woman who has lived in the same town all her life. When she unexpectantly loses her job, she lands a position working for a former adrenaline junkie, Will Traynor. Will suffered an accident which took away his desire to live until he meets Louise that is. Louise Clark bursts into his life with a swirl of colour. Together, they change each other for all time.

It's hard to describe the plot of the story without giving too much away, however, there really is more to this novel than meets the eye. In my opinion, this story is heartbreakingly beautiful, and unlike any other novel, I have read before. The trailer for the film adaptation can be seen here, although I feel this does present the story as more of a romantic comedy, although I imagine this is to not give too much away. The story deals with both moral and ethical issues that really absorb the reader.

Overall, I would rate this book a 5/5, it is an extraordinary story that is gripping and believable. Jojo Moyes has a way of making the reader become completely absorbed.

As part of a monthly series, I will be posting my book of choice for the month. Have a particular book you would like me to read? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. I've been considering downloading this to my kindle recently, as it keeps popping up on my suggested reads. Your review has definitely made me add it to my TBR pile!

    Steph -

  2. Ooh I'm on the look out for a good book, so I may have to check this out... Always a good sign when a book is being made into a film!

  3. I'm so desperate to read this! I watched the film trailer and wanted to read the book but this review has just bumped it up to the top my list! Great review x


  4. May have to have a look at this as I'm always on the hunt for good read!
    Laura x

  5. This sounds interesting I like the fact that on one hand it sounds quite a light hearted read but then you say it deals with moral and ethical issues so I'm intrigued. I've just written a post over on my blog about getting back into reading and some of the books I plan to over the next month.

    Have you read The Outsiders? I think that's the one I'm going to start with.

    Helena x

  6. Aw this sounds a great read, I'm so encouraged that you enjoyed it! I've been looking for a great piece of fiction to get in to and I might go and check this out :D your blog is so pretty, gave you a follow on GFC! xx

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