Thursday, January 3, 2013

Me Before You

Me Before You
by Jojo Moyes

Pages:  384
Published:  12/31/12 by Pamela Dorman Books
Format:  Nook book

5 out of 5 stars

I'm finding it hard to put into words my feelings about this book. I loved it and I hated it all at the same time (though there was much more love than hate). I couldn't put it down while I was reading it, and I couldn't stop thinking about when I finished. There were parts of the story that I did not like or agree with (thus the hate), but at the same time, I have an appreciation for the story and the points of view of the characters that may be different from mine.

I knew very little about the book before I picked it up, and I think that is a good thing. So I won't spoil too much here. Don't read too much about this book; just read the book yourself and let the story unfold for itself!

This is the story of Will, a man suffering serious injuries from a motorcycle accident, and Lou, the woman hired to care for him. And it is a romance, though that term is misleading. It is a love story, but it definitely doesn't read like a traditional romance novel. The cover makes it look like a light and fluffy romance, but this is a book that you shouldn't judge by its cover.

It is a fairly predictable story, and I had a feeling where it was headed early on in the book. But it was still enjoyable and unforgettable to read the story of Will and Lou and about how they ended up where they did. It is a book that I will remember for a very long time.

I really would like to write more about this book, but I can't write any more without spoiling it.  So, go read the book and then come back and talk to me about it!!


  1. Sold! And since it was in People except usually I don't like the books People recommends. I will download a sample of it tonight before I go to bed for something to read this weekend. I will get back to you on my opinion! I am seriously excited about your book reviews b/c I am not good at using Goodreads and I always want to ask you what you read recently so this is perfect!!!

  2. Good to know I have at least one reader!! I will be very curious to hear your thoughts on this book.