Review: Me Before You

Me Before You: A Novel by JoJo Moyes
Viking/Penguin Group, 2012

Book Description (from

Release date: December 31, 2012
They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

My Review – 5 Stars

Me Before You did make me cry. However, most of the story was warm and light hearted. Some parts were humorous.  It is a love story between two people, who would likely have not met under any other circumstances.

On her website, the author, Jo Jo Moyes, refers to “an incredible review in the New York Times” by Liesl Schillinger.  So, I’ve provided a link to that review here.  I too thought of rereading this story right away, but will give it more time to settle in my mind.  After completing the book, I went to bed thinking about the story and woke up thinking about it.

This is an easy to read story about a tough subject.  I am so glad I purchased this book and highly recommend it.

6 thoughts on “Review: Me Before You”

  1. Love your reviews Pat and look forward to reading so many of these books. I wish I had more down time to do so right now but I love coming here to read your blogs and what others share as well!


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