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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Pages: 384
Released: 2012
Source: Egalley
Rating: 5/5


Louisa has just lost her job and she really isn’t looking forward to the temporary job she has lined up. The position is for six months, and her duties including assisting a paralyzed man. Will was the man who went leaping out of planes and traveling the world; he closed multimillion- dollar deals and essentially had the whole world ahead of him. An accident left him paralyzed, with very limited movement of his fingers. He became very depressed, and signed up for assisted suicide. His parents have asked him for six more months. They are hoping to save their son, they have six months to prove that life is still worth living. Slowly, Louisa and Will form a friendship. He becomes less bossy, and moody. When Louisa finally learns why her position is temporary, she realizes that she must save Will.


Me Before You was amazing! Amazing! I didn't think I would become so emotionally invested but I did. I actually kept reading until 2:30 in the morning. I just needed to know what would happen. Louisa is a great character, and her development throughout the book really kept me interested. Her steady long-term boyfriend has no interest in her life; he’s too consumed with his own fitness. Will becomes the person to listen and encourage her. The relationship between Will and Louisa really pulls at readers heart strings.

Moyes gives readers interesting, and convincing secondary characters. Louisa’s parents just want her to get it together. They also depend on her financially. They need her to get it together, since her father is at risk of losing his job. Her sister has a young son, the bigger room and she’s trying to become more independent. In reality, she wants everything her way. Her boyfriend is clearly wrong for her. Will’s parents are having marital problems, but that has to take a backseat because their son needs all of their attention. They need to figure out how to convince their son to change his plans. They decide everything for him, and Will is tired of people making all of his decisions.

I highly recommend this one! I loved every bit of it.


  1. This was one of my two favourite reads of last year! So emotional in so many ways. I am glad to see lots of people finding this book recently!

  2. I can't wait to read this especially after seeing how much you loved it.

  3. Wow! You're enthusiasm for this book is contagious! I want to read it right now!

  4. I absolutely loved this book :). So glad you enjoyed it as well! I stayed up late just like you because I HAD to know what happened to Will & Louise.

    Lovely review :).

  5. I want to read this one now too! I have heard a little about it, but need to see if I can grab it on audio at the end of the month. Your review was excellent and very enticing. I can see how much you loved it, and I hope I do too!

  6. I don't read a lot of contemporary fiction, but I really like the sounds of this one. I think I may have to give it a try.

    Thanks for the review.

  7. It sounds lovely. I bit like the Secret Garden in a way. I'll have to put it on my list. Thanks for sharing :)