Thursday, 2 February 2017

Me Before You * Jojo Moyes

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes 

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.

Louisa Clark likes the simple things in life, her little job at The Buttered Bun, her little family home and living close to the castle. 

Though when she arrives at work one day to find out she isn't needed anymore and that there's a bit of financial trouble at home, she decides it's time for a change whether she likes it or not. 

Though going through the torture of the Job Centre, is the last thing she wants right now. After meaningless interviews of "What skills do you have?" and "Have you been looking for work?" Lou is starting to come to the end of her tether, until an advert pops up for a stay in career. 

Will Traynor on the other hand really is having a bad time, what with once being a high end business man, travelling around in first class and going on skiing trips, though things drastically take a turn for the worse when he suddenly finds himself in a fatal accident. 

Now living on his own and slowly becoming a recluse, will Louisa be able to shake him of his past and get him out there to live life to the full one more time? And will he be able to  make Lou see herself, for who she really is? 

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, is one of the most beautiful and heartfelt books I have read in a long time, I think it comes close to To the Moon and Back by Jill Mansell.  

The story itself was so beautiful and the characters we're lovely and charming. I fell in love with Louisa from the get go, her bubbly personality and they way she doesn't give up at all was inspiring. I even own a pair of bumblebee tights which made me smile. 

I'll be honest, this is the only book where I have literally cried my eyes out, I was sat in the bath for christ sake crying away! It's such a beautiful read and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is needing a new romance book this summer, or just an inspiring - book that makes you smile unconditionally read. 

Moyes does not disappoint with characters, I know I've said that they are great but it really doesn't do the book justice. She has taken so much time and investment in each character and it really feels like you know them personally. You can relate to each one on some level and I think that is such a hard thing to do as an author. 

I will definitely be checking more of her work out in the near future. 

I will be giving this book 10/10

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