Friday, December 13, 2013

Friday Books: Me Before You

I read Me Before You by JoJo Moyes and loved it! Definitely 5 stars for this one. This was an excellent story. I loved the character, Louisa. She was a breath of fresh air, so unique and interesting! Will, a young man at the prime of his life, suffers a debilitating accident. At first I didn't understand why Will had not returned to work, but later I decided it was because of on-going health challenges and living with pretty much constant pain.

This is one of those stories that makes you question beliefs about a big issue (won't say what it is, because that would be a spoiler). Love and grief and questioning are so well portrayed in this book! It is going to stay on my mind for quite some time. I'm not happy about a decision that one of the characters makes in the end... but it was well covered from a couple of different perspectives that make the reader think deeply about the issue. Being a human being is very complicated.

Wish I could say more, but I don't want to include any spoilers here. This book was so good, I couldn't put it down; I stayed up late a couple of nights in order to keep reading and finish it.

Today, Dec. 13, would have been my dad's 98th birthday if he were still alive. Miss you and love you, Dad!


Anonymous said...

(sorry if I've already commented on Goodreads for this book) I really want to read this one. It's on my TBR list. Sounds like it was great! Hopefully I'll strike the library jackpot and get it when it comes in one of these times :)

Anonymous said...

I'm 41st hold on 26 copies... someday.