I picked up Me Before You by Jojo Moyes while at Target one weekend. I walked in for socks and came out with $85 worth of stuff-including the socks!
I haven’t seen the movie yet and probably won’t until it’s on Amazon Prime or Netflix, so this review is strictly about what I have read.
It’s a classic girl meets boy with a twist. Louisa (Lou) is perfectly happy being perfectly ordinary, but this all changes when the cafe she was working at decides to shut down and she’s forced to find a new job. After a few failed attempts, she lands a job as a care assistant for Will, who is a quadriplegic, and quite bitter that his life isn’t what it once was.
Even though she has zero experience in this field, she accepts so she can continue to help her father take care of the family. Things start off rocky as Will barely speaks to Lou and makes it clear that he does not want her around, but since it was his mother who hired her, he cannot fire her.
Lou is quick to learn that she was hired to try to lift Will’s spirits and change his mind about going to Dignitas (assisted suicide) during her six month contract. When she finds this out she is quick to resign as she feels she cannot be apart of it, even as his caregiver.
Will’s mother begs her to come back, noting that Will has been much happier since she has come into his life and she believes that Lou is her only chance. Lou decides to go back, but on one condition, that she be allowed to take Will on several small trips to get him out of the house and to see what he has been missing.
Their first outing was a disaster and afterwards Will was angry because as he put it “Once again decisions were made without me.” Keeping this in mind, Lou is more selective on her plans. After it grows closer to Will’s six month date, they go on holiday to a beautiful island, this is where Lou discovers that she is in love with Will and begs him to chose her over death.
I should also mention that there is a boyfriend (jerk off) named Patrick and Lou’s younger sister is kind of a pain in the ass, and they lend color and depth to the story.
I truly enjoyed this book and jumped right into After You, which is next for review.
If you like laughing, crying and laughing because of crying. This is the book for you!