Day: March 27, 2014

My Thoughts on Me Before You

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I really loved this book. In fact, it was one of the books I recommended to book clubs on NBC’s Studio 5.

Louisa has lost her job at the Café and is desperate for a new one. Her father is going to lose his job any day now, her mother is taking care of her ailing grandfather and her older sister wants to go back to school. The family is looking to Louisa to bring in a consistent salary.

Louisa leaves her comfort zone and begins working as a companion to Will, a man who was paralyzed in a horrible accident from the neck down.

The first few days are horrible and Louisa wants to give up. But eventually she develops a friendship with Will and when she discovers that he plans to die in six months, she decides to try to change his mind.

I loved the themes in this book — the idea of embracing life fully and living fully. I love how Louisa decides to be brave. I was not a fan of the ending, but I still loved this book.

Now, Jojo Moyes is British, so you do have to watch out for the language. No one swears quite like the British.