Thursday Book Talk: Me Before You

I have been exhausted this week at school because I have been staying up late reading Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. Let me tell you—I could not put it down. The main narrator of the story is a twenty-six year old name Louisa. She is in-between jobs when the story begins and finds herself working as a caregiver for a quadriplegic named Will. When she first starts her job, Will is very sarcastic and brash towards Louisa. She doesn’t like him very much and tries to keep her distance by cleaning around the house. Over time, they find an understanding with one another and develop a friendship. They become very in-sync with one another as Louisa is able to anticipate Will’s every need. However, Louisa soon discovers that Will and his family are hiding a dark secret (which I will keep under raps as to not spoil anything). Louisa learns how to work with Will while knowing the secret, and develops a love for him that the reader can really feel. This book is really eye opening towards the life of a quadriplegic. And I must say, even though it has some loving and funny parts (Will really is quite the charmer, and so is his sarcasm, but hey that’s just me), it is probably one of the saddest books I have ever read. I kid you not, and I hate that I am admitting this, but tears were streaming down my face at the end. The only other book that has recently brought that much emotion from me was The Sweet Life series when I wanted to hurl my kindle through a window (to read my “rant” on that click here). I highly recommend this book, but just be sure to have some tissues on hand near the end.

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Who has read Me Before You? Any other book recommendations?!

~Jess

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