Me Before You by Jojo Moyes || Book Review

WARNING: This is a big ugly-cry book. Extreme tear-flowing involved.

I loved the movie, I loved crying during the movie and so I decided to continue overflowing the jar by reading the book. I ended up crying at 1am in the morning, while making school treats and listening to the audiobook because I had a couple of chapters left and there was no time to waste.

I could’ve just been tired… But I’m pretty sure it was the book!!

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Challenge prompt: A book with birds on the cover.
Originally published: 2012

Pages: 481
Format: Paperback

Plot from GoodReads:

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.


This book was a mix of funny, sweet and sad at the same time.

All the characters in the book were fascinating and I felt a liking towards them all, except a few due to their selfishness and dependance on Lou, and it felt like her own selflessness was forced by others because she had no choice.

Lou and Will’s awkward relationship develops into something amazing, and it’s great to see the whole journey they take to get the point where it’s clear that something is happening, even if they don’t admit it to themselves from the beginning.

The focus on Lou’s journey of self-discovery is sweet and clear, and something she really deserved after she has done for others.

It’s a great book to show how we affect other people’s lives and how changed we come out on the other side.


This book proves that there are happy endings, but not always the ones that we expect.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 4.26 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.

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