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Book Review » Me Before You #1 by Jojo Moyes

Title: Me Before You

Author:
Jojo Moyes

Genre:
Romance; Adult; Fiction; Chick Lit; Contemporary

ISBN: 9780718157838

Published:
2012

Publisher: Penguin

Format: Paperback

Pages: 480

Synopsis: 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.

MY RATING: 3 Starts

MY OPINION:

Maybe this will be an unpopular point of view since it seems that EVERYONE loved this book…
To be honest this was not a good read for me, maybe that’s because I’m not a biggest fan of Chick Lit/Women’s Fiction, maybe that’s because the story is too sweet… and when something is too sweet for me I feel like I’m going to die of diabetes… so don’t judge me, this is only my opinion.

Will Traynor had a tragic accident in 2007, and that (stupid) accident left him quadriplegic. Before something so horrible like that happen he was managing a multi-million dollar company, he had a really good life, he had a girlfriend and he was basically on top of the world. After the accident he became sad and he lost his will to live.
Louisa Clark is a 26 years old girl who worked a big part of her life ‘serving tea’ but now she got fired and she has a new job – bring the will to live back to Will (got it?). At first he didn’t like her a lot (or at least that ‘s what she thinks), he didn’t talk to her and he was always saying things that intimidated her but gradually they developed a relationship that turned into true love.

Probably my opinion is the only ‘bad’ opinion in the history of ‘Me Before You’ reviews… and I’m not criticizing the book… I really thing that this is kind of cute and I appreciate the strenght of the main characters… I just can not identify with them or with the story.
For me it was a really slow reading… I had to start reading another book while I was reading this one because I was getting crazy since I was not reading as much as I normaly do… so I was interspensing this book and the other book I was reading at the same time, and I have to admit that I was dead to finish this one so I could start reading something more interesting.
I didn’t hate the story or the book… I liked it, but not as much as I was expecting to… so I gave it 3 stars.

 

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