Me Before You Series #1
By: Jojo Moyes
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books/Viking
Publication Date: December 31st 2012
Obviously i'm not going to do a better description than the one in the book , so .. here it is.
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.
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i see that everyone started their reviews with crying gifs or a 5 star rating picture , guess not me too.
the reason i picked this book is because of how many people recommended it and all the hype that's been going on , besides, i did like the movie trailer so i wanted to read the book before watching the movie.
Here's the thing , i didn't hate it , or find it bad , it just wasn't that good .
The pacing of the story was very slow , and not enough elements to keep your interest , some of the daily details were extremely unnecessary .
The characters were good , even though i didn't like Lou very much , nor her sister and family.
I loved Will , he might be rude and hard sometimes but he seemed more real and his actions and way of thinking were understandable .
The romantic aspect was laughable ,her relationship with Patrick seemed silly, i didn't understand why they were with each other in the first place .
and with Will , it was impossible , but i enjoyed it a bit.
I loved the moral questions this novel addressed, i felt like this subject needed attention.
How far would you go to make the people you love happy?
and are you really making them happy, or you just want to do the right thing , even if it meant they are suffering.
Sometimes you think you are helping someone , but you're not , because you never bothered to ask what they want.
there were many mixed feeling about the ending from many of my friends, but i loved it.
Our happiness lies in our own hands , no one can truly know what we're feeling and what are we going through , even if their intentions are good.
So whatever we do about it , is our choice , our decision .
Should we live for ourselves , in this case 'die' , or try not to hurt the people who care about us , even if it means we're hurting ourselves.
I thought it was the perfect ending , i didn't cry , i almost did though, but i did feel sad .
I'm giving two stars for it , one for Will and one for the ending. Otherwise i don't think it was really worth any of the hype .