Me Before You

Book: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 

Synopsis: 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 barely 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?  [via Amazon]

Book Notes:

You already know you've set yourself up for a heart break just by reading the title. So why did I bother wanting to read something that would do nothing but resurface that bloody F word... Yes, F is for feelings. 

This was one of those books I knew I was so scared to finish because I know it was just gonna leave me torn and heart broken. This imagined story was written so intimately that as a reader, it felt like you were tip toeing around such private moments that were shared by the characters. 

It is a remarkably tragic love story, not because it involves death but because death was a choice. Not a wasted kind of suicide, but death because the character decided that the cards he was dealt with were not worth living for. 

Death makes a person vulnerable, but what if your death can also provide the freedom you long for and the freedom for everyone else? Ultimately we live for ourselves right? Our life is our choice; we don't live it for anyone else but for ourselves. But does this justify assisted suicide? Are we allowed to play God?

This was one of those though provoking and heart breaking reads. It really makes you ponder on the quality of the life we live, and the choices we make that are ultimately yours. 

Book Quotes:

"Here I could hear my thoughts. I could almost hear my heartbeat. I realized, to my surprise, that I quite liked it."

"There seems to be something miraculous about seeing the relentless optimism of new growth after the bleakness of winter, a kind of joy in the difference every year, the way nature chooses to show off different parts of the garden to its full advantage."

"I needed to tell him, silently, that things might change, grow, or fall, but that life did go on. That we were all part of some great cycle, some pattern that it was only God's purpose to understand."

"I hadn't realized that music could unlock things in you, could transport you to somewhere even the composer hadn't predicted. It left an imprint in the air around you, as if you carried its remnants with you when you went."

"I just want to be a ma who has been to a concert with a girl in a red dress Just for a few more minutes."

"What if the genetically superior male is actually a bit of a dickhead?"

"You only get one life. It's actually your duty to live it as fully as possible."

Rating: 4.8/5

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