Don’t judge a book by its cover. Based on the cover of Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, you’d think this is just another sappy romance novel – a step up from Danielle Steel, perhaps. But this isn’t your typical love story.
This book is an honest, vivid, beautifully heart-wrenching portrayal of two people who make each other better. The two people you meet within the pages of this book are a man and a woman whose strengths make each other stronger and whose weaknesses aren’t a hindrance but rather, allow them to be vulnerable with each other.
‘The thing about being catapulted into a whole new life – or at least shoved up so hard against someone else’s life that you might as well have your face pressed against their window – is that it forces you to rethink your idea of who you are. Or how you might seem to other people.’
There were parts of the book that had me laughing out loud – laughing so much I was snorting. So very attractive. There were parts that were so painful (in that way that you can truly feel the pain in your heart)…but no matter how painful, I couldn’t put it down.
The subject matter was seriously thought-provoking and made me question some long-held beliefs about euthanasia, choosing one’s death, how to support the ones we love — even when that means going against our own wishes. The issue of quality of life and the right of an individual to make their own choices in life was a central theme. But more than that: what love really is. What life really is. How to live it. I dare you to read this book and not find inspiration.
“You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.”
Me Before You is a heartbreaking story about finding what makes life worth living. Definitely a new favorite of mine – one in which I felt like I truly knew the characters and missed them after the final page was read – and one that my heart won’t be forgetting any time soon.
If you’re looking for a good read to help get you through the drudgery of the remaining days of Winter, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes is what I recommend. You can blame me when you go through an entire box of tissues while reading it.
As a Thank You to my readers, I am giving away 2 eReader copies of this book – whether you have a Nook, a Kindle or other type of ereader doesn’t matter…I have a copy of the book for you!
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