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.
I’ve heard so much about ‘Me before you’ by Jojo Moyes and this book was on top of my wishlist. I finally purchased it when I received a giftcard. I read it as an ebook on my Kindle and then also found out the Kindle app on my phone syncs with my Kindle. This is brilliant for when you’re out and about. Anyways, I started this book on a Friday morning and finished it on Saturday afternoon.
‘Me before you’ as a story is kinda predictable, but that doesn’t mean it’s a bad story. Not at all. I immediately felt connected with the main characters, although the first part of the book felt a little slow to me. But about halfway through you can’t let it go, you want to know how it end and when it does end.. Man, I sat there crying my eyes out. What an amazing, touching story!
And then there’s the movie! OMG. I just watched the trailer before writing this review and I cannot wait to watch it. The cast of the movie is to die for.
There’s a reason this book is such a hype. If you haven’t read ‘Me before you’, I suggest you do so as soon as possible. The movie is in (Dutch) theatres now and you really have to read the book before seeing the movie. One tip: keep your tissues close as you will bawl your eyes out.
DetailsMe before you by Jojo Moyes
Published by Penguin