Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
Review by Amanda Donovan
Me before you by Jojo Moyes, grabbed me from the very beginning. I knew this was going to be a great book, a page-turner where you lose all sense of time and turn the bedroom light off at 3am. Jojo writes about a difficult subject with a fantastic sense of humour. Her timing is spot on and I laughed often. The characters are extremely likeable, apart from Louisa’s fitness fanatic boyfriend.
Will is a wonderful character. He was once a busy businessman who enjoyed skiing trips. After an unfortunate accident, he becomes a wheelchair bound quadriplegic. Will hates life until Louisa is hired as his carer. She wonders if she is on suicide watch. It is poignant to see their relationship build, grow stronger and to see how Louisa changes Will. She gives him something to live for. The rapport between them is heart warming and funny. She works hard to find things he can do. She wants him to live and enjoy life again so much.
It is easy to fall in love with Will, and feel his pain and frustration. I felt the same as Louisa. I felt her desperation to make him happy, to make him want to live. This book will leave you brimming with emotion right up to the end, especially at the end. Jojo Moyes is a brilliant writer and I can’t wait to read her next book, The Girl you left behind.