Review: Me Before You by JoJo Moyes

Title: Me Before You
Author: JoJo Moyes
Rating: 5 Stars
Where to buy: Amazon | BN

From The Cover

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 never 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?


I only read this book because my husband made me aware of Ms. Moyes work and I enjoyed her covers. After having read Me Before You, Ms.Moyes just landed on the very short list of authors whom I read just because their name is on the cover.

This story is a mess of contradictions. It is heartbreaking and uplifting, irreverant and sensitive, joyous and maddening. It has been a very long time since I stayed up all night and cried my way through a book.

With this story, Ms. Moyes takes the reader on a journey of love and loss and choice unlike any I’ve seen in a very long time.

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